As Little Beth ran, her party shoes began to fill with snow. The snow was coming down more gently, but the sun was setting, as Beth ran closer and closer to the forest. It had become dark enough that Little Beth did not realize that she had gone further than she intended. Little Beth was already cold. She stopped at the forest edge where there was a white blanket of untouched snow, perfect for her snow angel. Little Beth unrolled her long skirt and let the food fall to the ground for the forest animals to find.
Then the little girl lay down in the untouched snow next to the food and began to make her snow angel; her present to all the animals in the forest.
Beth looked up at the snowflakes falling down on her. She blinked her eyes as the snowflakes fell onto her face. She pushed the snow with her feet and legs as hard as she could. She rolled her head back and forth in the snow and thought; this must be what it feels like to be an angel in the snow.
She closed her eyes and made a special wish.
“I wish tonight, with all my might, let my snow angel come to life.”
Beth smiled and closed her eyes and imagined a beautiful angel coming from the heavens made of snow with magical snowflakes falling from her wings.
In the heart of the forest during a
holiday winter long ago, Beth made her
snow angel and a special wish! When
winter ends and the snow melts, Beth’s
angel travels from spring to summer and
then to fall adventures. Be there when
the angel returns for the first snow in
the heart of the forest. An enchanting
storybook filled with dreams,
imagination and wonder.
About the Author
The author, Sandy Winnette, lives in the Fort Worth, Texas area. She was a regular contributor to Jean Warren’s Totline Publications, Warrren Publishing House – familiarly known as Piggyback Songs. Sandy has been a metaphysical teacher and lifecoach for many years. Sandy gets inspiration for her work from her dreams. She thanks her husband, Jim, for his encouraging her to write the first story of the first book. As for a personal editor, she also had a dream – that her editor would come to her on plane. And so it happened, Cathy Scofield, friend and personal editor, met Sandy on a flight from Phoenix to Hawaii. Plenty of time to get acquainted and realize common interests.
Sandy is an animal lover and loves to include animals in her short stories. She started writing ‘In the Heart of the Forest’ in 2006. It was fun, and everyone who read it was excited. The stories continued, with seasonal adventures. Now as Sandy writes, the heroine in the original story has matured and is writing her own stories. It is amazing how the stories tell themselves. Follow Sandy and her writing at thespiritualgarden.com