Advent Day 13 – My Melanie

When I was ten years old I was in the hospital.  The doctors didn’t know if I was going to make it or not.  On December 13 Sister 3, Rosetta, gave birth to the most beautiful creature in the world to me – Melanie.  Because I was in such bad shape, I got to hold Melanie the day she was born before being transferred to a different hospital.

As you can see, I made it through and growing up with Melanie is a time I genuinely cherish.  Melanie became the little sister I never had, and one of my greatest, truest friends.  Not being able to see her when I want or be able to talk to her every day, she is one of the reasons this day of Advent is so very special.

Just wait until I show you a photo of Melanie’s beautiful daughter!


About Henrietta Handy

I am a Kentucky mountain girl far from home, perhaps far from the girl years. I am an aspiring writer with a wonderful husband who puts up with this writing and reading addiction I have. He also puts up with all of the yarn and knitting. I have four canine children and a ton of friends I love dearly. I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis at the age of 2 1/2 and have still managed to have a good life despite all the pain. So, I invite you to join me in this journey and just possibly have fun along the way.
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