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A Home for the Heart (a holiday story) by Beth Westcott

Part 6 (conclusion) Miranda walked to church on Christmas Eve. She shivered in the nippy air. Last-minute shoppers scurried in and out of shops on Main Street. Greetings of “Merry Christmas” and “Happy Holidays” passed from person to person. If … Continue reading

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A Home for the Heart (a holiday story) by Beth Westcott

Part 5 Nate called his grandfather. “Grandpa, Mom and Dad are hosting the family Christmas this year. I’ll come and get you on the day before, I promise not to drive too fast, and I’ll drive you back the day … Continue reading

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A Home for the Heart (a holiday story) by Beth Westcott

Part 4 Zoey leaned against Miranda’s desk after break. “So, are you going?” Surprised by Zoey’s friendliness, Miranda raised her eyebrows. “Going where?” “You, know, to the party. It will be fun.” Miranda straightened a pile of papers and shook … Continue reading

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A Home for the Heart (a holiday story) by Beth Westcott

Part 3 Nate shook his head. “No, I pop in from time to time to check on Grandpa. He lives in an assisted living facility a few blocks from Shepherd’s. He likes his family to visit, but he doesn’t want … Continue reading

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A Home for the Heart (a holiday story) by Beth Westcott

                                 Part 2 Miranda studied Duncan’s map and directions as she ate breakfast the next morning. She searched through her wardrobe for the right clothes to wear. Her family dressed up for Thanksgiving dinner. She chose a midi-length brown cotton … Continue reading

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A Home for the Heart (a holiday story) by Beth Westcott

Part 1 Miranda Winters stopped to look at the Christmas display in a department store window on Main Street. The smiling elves helped the smiling Santa make wooden toys, wielding hammers and saws. A smiling Mrs. Santa held a tray … Continue reading

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Bittersweet

Today, November 15, is Rylen’s birthday. In earth years he is six. Such sweet memories of him mingled with the sadness (for me) of his Home-going last March. This is written from a grandmother’s heart. BITTERSWEET Little One– When you … Continue reading

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