|Mary's Garden (standard:other, 2183 words)|
|Author: pheonix||Added: Nov 23 2008||Views/Reads: 1860/1416||Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)|
|Mary is orphaned when her parents die and go to heaven. A nice lady adopts her and gives her a garden plot, tools and seeds for her birthday. It is what follows that surprises her.|
WENDY'S GARDEN Wendy was a very unhappy little girl. She had no brothers or sisters. Worse still, she did not live with her Mummy or Daddy: They had been badly hurt in a nasty car accident. They were so badly hurt that God thought it best to take them both to Heaven. Wendy had to go and live in a home with other children that had no parents. She didn't like it one bit. She was very unhappy, until one day, a lady came to the home. She had no children of her own, so wanted to take one of the children from that home, and have the child live with her. All the children there were very excited, wondering if the lady would choose them. Wendy was especially excited. It would be lovely, she thought, to have a new Mummy. She still loved her other Mummy, and talked to her every night, when she said her prayers. Even so, with her real Mummy staying in Heaven, Wendy was sure it would be all right if she got another one for a while. The lady's eyes lit up when she saw Wendy. Wendy was just the girl she was looking for. In the following days and weeks, they grew to know each other well. One Wednesday, the lady came to take Wendy to her house to live for a while, and see if Wendy would like to stay there, instead of at the Children's Home. Everyone was so excited. The lady arrived in a taxi, and the driver put Wendy's big brown case in the car trunk. With a wave to everyone, Wendy was on her way. In what seemed no time at all, the taxi was stopping outside a small cottage, by the side of a wood. Wendy soon settled in her new home. The lady's name was Nora, and she asked Wendy to call her Auntie Nora. Wendy was very happy. Now she had a Mummy and Daddy in Heaven, and a new Auntie Nora. The time passed very quickly, as it does when you are happy, and one day Auntie Nora told Wendy she had a surprise for her. She told her that next day would be Wendy's birthday, and she would be five years old. “Will I get a birthday present?” Asked Wendy. “You most certainly will. Not only that, but you will soon be able to go to school with the other village children.” said Auntie Nora. This news really thrilled Wendy, and she could hardly wait for the next morning to arrive. Wendy was up bright and early, but Aunty was up before her. As Wendy came into the room, Aunty Nora opened her arms for a kiss and said, “Happy birthday Wendy. Just open that parcel I hid behind your chair.” Wendy looked, and sure enough, there behind her chair was a large parcel, all tied with pretty ribbon. Auntie Nora told her to open it and see what was inside. Wendy pulled the ribbon off, and all the pretty paper. Under the paper was a large cardboard box. Wendy lifted the lid and peeped inside. Can you guess what was in there? Inside the box was a whole pile of lovely new clothes for Wendy to wear for school. Aunty Nora told Wendy she could try them on later. Wendy was very pleased with the clothes, but did wonder if she had got anything she could play with. She thought carefully, then asked Aunty, “Aunty Nora? I think the clothes are very lovely, but... well, I wondered if I might have got a present to play with?” Aunty Nora looked quite surprised saying, “But you are a big girl now Wendy. Surely big girls don't play?” Wendy didn't know what to say. She looked down shyly and then sneaked a peak at Aunty and saw she was starting to laugh as she said, “I was just teasing Wendy. I know you like helping me in the garden, so last night when you were asleep, I prepared a patch of garden just for you. If you pop outside, you can see it for yourself.” Wendy brightened up again, gave Aunty another kiss, and ran into the garden. She got a really BIG surprise. Click here to read the rest of this story (172 more lines)
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