The Christmas Puppy

For the next nineteen days, I will be posting Christmas related stories, which I hope will bring a smile to your face and a warmth to your heart. Today I’m writing about a little girl’s Christmas wish.

With a limited income, it was hard to grant all the wishes our kids had at Christmas time. Not only did the television blast commercials about the latest “must-have” toys, but also the catalogs which filled our mailbox. Our little girl practically slept with the local toy store catalog. The pages became tattered and torn as she dreamed of finding wonderful surprises under the tree on Christmas morning. She especially wanted a Pound Puppy, something all her friends had. But they were much too expensive for our budget.

How could I keep from disappointing her? As Christmas drew nearer, I knew it would take a small miracle to be able to fulfill her wish. Then, it happened!

I found a kit to make a Pound Puppy. And it was within my shopping budget. However, with a full time job and a family to care for, would I have time to finish it by Christmas? It required working in the wee hours of the morning when the kids were sleeping and going to work a little bleary-eyed, but it was worth it. I put the final stitch in the Pound Puppy on Christmas Eve.

Our little girl got her Christmas wish and I became doubly blessed a couple years ago when I learned she still had that Pound Puppy, even though she’s a mother with children of her own now.

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