Look at me, Pops! Angel yells as she is making a snow angel in the fresh fallen snow. I can make a Snow Angel!
Oh, Angel! snaps Pop. Get up out of the snow. If you get all wet you'll have to change and then we'll be late for church.
As Pops lets the motor run to warm the car, he clears the windshield.
Angel stands and dusts the snow off her clothes.
Grams opens the front door of the house and yells to Pops, I am ready!
Pops motions to her with a wave of his hand. Just wait there and I will come and get you, he says. The porch is a bit icy and I don't want you to fall.
Ok! Grams replies softly with a smile.
Angel runs toward the car as Pops opens the car door to let her in.
Hurry, Angel, and get in the car. It is nice and warm for you. Angel hops in, and Pops closes the door.
Pops shuffles toward Grams as she patiently waits at the front door.
Pops takes Grams by the arm, and they both shuffle to the car. Take it nice and slow! he says as he helps her into the car.
For Angel, the whole world was full of wonder and the spirit of giving. She wished she knew a way to make others feel that too.
One Christmas day and routine fellowship is all it took.
About the Author
The combination of her two passions and personal experiences helped author Patti Galietta to arrive at writing her story from several perspectives, all of which are enlightening.
Patti is a full-time real estate sales professional specializing in active senior communities. She finds great pleasure in assisting her clients in the transition from one phase of their lives to the next.
Patti has also volunteered as a religious-education teacher of grade school children for the past decade. Her relationship with the children and the seniors in addition to her own personal experiences inspired her to write this short story entitled Angel’s Christmas Miracle and Miracle of the Butterscotch Candy.