Cents Part 2
Bobby was getting cold sitting out in his back yard in
the snow. Bobby didn't wear boots. He didn't like them and
anyway he didn't own any. The thin sneakers he wore had
a few holes in them and they did a poor job of keeping out
Bobby had been in his backyard for about an hour already.
And, try as he might, he could not come up with an idea
for his mother's Christmas gift.
He shook his head as he thought, "This is useless,
even if I do come up with an idea, I don't have any money
Ever since his father had passed away three years ago,
the family of five had struggled. It wasn't because his
mother didn't care, or try, there just never seemed to be
enough. She worked nights at the hospital, but the small
wage that she was earning could only be stretched so far.
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What the family lacked in money and material things, they
more than made up for in love and family unity. Bobby had
two older and one younger sister, who ran the household
in their mother's absence.
All three of his sisters had already made beautiful gifts
for their mother. Somehow, it just wasn't fair. It was Christmas
Eve already, and he had nothing.
Wiping a tear from his eye, Bobby kicked the snow and started
to walk down to the street where the shops and stores were.
It wasn't easy being six without a father, especially when
he needed a man to talk to.
Bobby walked from shop to shop, looking into each decorated
window. Everything seemed so beautiful and so out of reach.
It was starting to get dark and Bobby reluctantly turned
to walk home when his eyes suddenly caught the glimmer of
the setting sun's rays reflecting off something along the
curb. He reached down and discovered a shiny dime.
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Never before has anyone felt as wealthy as Bobby felt at
that moment. As he held his new found treasure, warmth spread
throughout his entire body and he walked into the first
store he saw. His excitement quickly turned cold when salesperson
after salesperson told him that he could not buy anything
with only a dime.
He saw a flower shop and went inside to wait in line. When
the shop owner asked if he could help him, Bobby presented
the dime and asked if he could buy one flower for his mother's
Christmas gift. The shop owner looked at Bobby and his ten
cent offering. Then he put his hand on Bobby's shoulder
and said to him, "You just wait here and I'll see what
I can do for you."
Cents Part 2
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