Monday, September 21, 2009
There once was a little girl who couldn't wait for Autumn. She loved the snap of cold in the mornings and the warm, sunny afternoons. She loved seeing the leaves turn color, and she did a very special thing each year since she was very little. She always collected the first fallen leaf and gave it to her Mom. She called it the first leaf of Fall. Even when her Mom moved away....she mailed the leaf to her. The last leaf she fashioned into a heart and made it into a card.
Now her Mom is gone. At first the leaves saddened her because there was no one left to give them to. Gradually, over the years she made her piece with them...until today...when she finally realized that all the leaves she gave her Mom...her Mom is now giving back to her!