|Annie (standard:fantasy, 64634 words)|
|Author: PeachiePie||Added: Feb 27 2003||Views/Reads: 1679/1431||Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)|
|A story of a little girl left on the steps of an orphanage and the mysterious family that loved and adopted her.|
“ Annie “ Chapter 1 Once upon a time in a large city up north was a Christian Church that operated a low budgeted orphanage. There were 30 kids living there and it was the only home they knew. The youngest child living there was called Annie. She was 4 years old and had been there about 3 years. When she was about a year old on a summer day morning Annie was found on the porch of the orphanage. She was wearing shoulder harness fastened to the door so she couldn't wander off. With her was a bottle of milk, a blanket to sit on and a quart jar of change that amounted to about $25.00. There was a note that read, “This is Annie. I am her mom and I cannot take care of her. I leave with her all I have. Please take care of her for me and teach her about Jesus. Yesterday I found out I have cancer with only a few weeks to live. I have no family to turn too, and after a lot of prayer I was lead to you. I cannot stand the thought of her being placed in a state orphanage. Please take care of her and love her, as she was your own”. Now Annie is 4 years old and the wishes of her mom was seen to the best they could do with the funds that was available. The lady that had taken care of her the last 4 years name was Miss Watkins. On the days the weather permitted all the kids would find a toy and go out front of the home and play. This was a very busy street, so the yard was fenced in. All the other kids would play. Annie would ask Miss Watkins if she could play dress up and go to the fence and watch people pass by. This broke Miss Watkins heart because this little girl had only one dress and it was not for playing, but when she saw those beautiful little eyes, quietly pleading she could not say no. Miss Watkins said, “Yes, but only if she sat very quietly and did not tare it”. Miss Watkins knew this would be no problem for Annie because she was always very quiet. Instead of a toy she wanted her piece of clean paper that each child received each day. Then she wanted to borrow a crayon. She turned away and wrote this line, “I, LOVE YOU”. When she finished she gave the crayon back. Miss Watkins was so confused and she had no idea what this beautiful little girl was thinking. There she stood with her one and only dress on at playtime with a paper that read I Love You. Then she asked for a small length of yarn. Unaware Miss Watkins was watching Annie rushed to the fence, she found a small stone and tied the yarn to the stone and tied the paper to the yarn. Very carefully she pushed the paper out under the fence and rushed away so no one could see her and not get dirty. She watched hundreds of people walk by but no one picked it up. About two hours later a little tear in her eye she saw the wind blow her note from the rock and disappear. Miss Watkins had seen everything that had happened and a very sad little girl came to her and asks to change out of her little dress. Miss Watkins was disappointed that day too because at the end of that street was a big office building with hundreds of people working and on a warm and pretty day hundreds of people passed by and not one taking time to pick up that paper. The next day Annie asked Miss Watkins for the same thing but this day she had drawn pictures of Moms & Dads walking and on the inside she wrote, “I LOVE YOU. The end of that day a sad little girl would return and ask to change her clothes. She would return to her room and in her prayers she would thank Jesus for Miss Watkins and her paper and crayons. Then she would ask Jesus to make her a good girl so people would love her. Now three days had passed and when Annie asked for her dress, a piece of yarn and a piece of paper. This time Miss Watkins wrote at the top on the inside. “FOREVER WHO FINDS THIS” She read to Annie what she wrote and this little girl wrote under it, “I LOVE YOU”. With a smile Annie rushed off tied her note to the stone pushed it under the fence and hid and waited. Just in a few minutes she saw a man coming. He wore a suit and packed a briefcase. Annie watched him walk right by her note, but suddenly he stopped and came back. He picked up the note and read it. He looked in the yard of kids but all he saw was kids playing. He put the note and rock in his pocket and walked on toward the office building. Annie Click here to read the rest of this story (7156 more lines)
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