This is a beautiful story of kindness, healing and hope by #OMP guest blogger K.V. Wilson. Enjoy!
Abby’s dark bangs scattered as she glanced over her shoulder, scanning the market for the source of the voice.
“Is this yours?” it persisted. An elderly man emerged from the crowd. In one hand, he cradled a shiny cerulean item.
“Oh, ye—” Abby’s voice broke as she glimpsed the state of her mother’s gift.
“My wife saw it fall from your bag. I didn’t think I could catch you—you’re so fast!” he panted, clutching at his side with his free hand.
Abby had eyes only for the bowl. It had split into three—no, four!—pieces.
Tears collected at the corners of her eyes and she reached up a sleeve to blot them away.
The bowl was blue and mottled like a robin’s egg. When Abby had first glimpsed the vessel, she knew she had to have it. She had saved up the lunch money her father had given her—every day that month—to finally purchase the little vessel for her mother’s birthday. Her mother was still in the hospital and had been for months. Abby hoped the bowl would…
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