The Official Writing Challenge
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12/12/05
I love your story and it was so well written. I could almost see Emmy asking those questions and being so interested in that tree. It was a wonderful story. God bless you and Merry Christmas.
12/13/05
What a wonderful idea! Everyone should have a blessing tree of their very own:)
12/13/05
Very tender story.

It's tricky when writing from the POV of a very young child, to limit observations and interpretations to those that a child would have. There are a few places where that seems to slip.

The concept of a blessing tree is...well, a blessing! Thank you so much.
12/13/05
This is a beautiful story. Well done. It was a blessing to read. :)
12/14/05
This is such a poignant story! I think I'm going to start a blessing tree! Wonderful idea!
You kept the perspective of the little girl Emmy true; a four-year-old would think, speak, and react in this manner.
A couple of sentences that either sound awkward or are missing words(?): " It look like other Christmas trees either.", "Just then, Aunt Jen and Mommy walked into the room."
This story is, indeed, a blessing to read! Thanks for sharing it with us!
12/18/05
Very, very Good! And a very, very good lesson for us all. I wish I had started a blessing tree years ago when my children were young. A fantastic idea! A good story written very, very well.