Valentine’s Day is fast approaching. I remembered to purchase cards thatI’ll mail out on Monday. I even send my husband’s in snail mail. I do keep a backup card in case snail mail is too slow. That’s a lesson learned kind of thing…
I’m happy to say that I’ve also remembered the Valentiny Writing Contest that author SUSANNA LEONARD HILL hosts. It’s the 3rd Annual, I’m not sure where I was for the last two – but I’m in now! With Hopeful Heart! – The 3rd Annual Valentiny Writing Contest!!! Here is my contest entry – wish me luck!
Cleo was sitting with her grandmother and her three older sisters in the hospital waiting room.
Their parents were with the doctor in the labor room and odds were that the new arrival was going to be another girl.
The girls chatted and giggled about the new baby girl. “We could play dress up and dolls,” said Stella. “Tea party would be so much fun,” added Julia.
Cleo stared out the window. “Oh how I wish for a baby brother,” Cleo thought. She imagined playing baseball, tag, and fort. Cleo whispered, “If only the baby would be a boy for Daddy and a brother for me.”
The door to the labor room opened and the girls eyes opened wide with anticipation.
The girls gathered around the doctor all asking questions. “Does she have curly hair?”, “Are her cheeks rosy?”, “Are her eyes green like mine?”
The doctor lead everyone to the nursery window. Their father met them there. The sisters all took a spot at the window and a surprised look appeared on their faces, even grandmother.
“I can’t see!” exclaimed Cleo. Her father lifted her up to look through the glass.
“I knew it! I knew it!” shouted Cleo. “Daddy look, we have a boy!”
Yes, Cleo, you have a brother.