In other words, in this instance, my weakness is a strength. Yes. This should be an easy assignment.Ha. We make plans, and life laughs.Here’s what happened next.
Hoping to return to Iris quickly, Jordan snapped several pictures of Shannon. Maybe, he should just say how he felt. He could pretend the holiday atmosphere had softened his usual sarcastic approach to things. Not doing anything was proving to be harder than not knowing of Iris would respond to his change of heart. He handed the phone back to Shannon and took a couple of steps in Iris’s direction.
Looking back, I should have known my first date with my husband was my last. But I didn’t figure it out until we were married for twenty-three years…as in the defining moment was there in front of us and neither of us recognized it.
The part of Iris that had worked so hard to bring other people joy piped in on the conversation. The Holiday Kisses Angel selflessly gave presents to people. Jordan deserved a gift as much as anyone else.
Iris adds to Jordan’s list of questions when he asks her about the Holiday Kisses Angel.
Under the guise of making ornaments for the tree decorating ceremony at City Hall, Iris pulled off a secret Holiday Kisses mission. She’d sent out an invitation to several single mothers in the community. The headline read: “Kids needed to help make decorations for the tree lighting ceremony.” To ensure those invited would attend, Iris scheduled the “kids only” craft class for Friday evening. A dinner of pizza and carrot sticks was included in the deal.
It had been five months since our last day of school. Today we’d find out how the time apart had changed us.
Jordan makes a surprising discovery.
A bag of microwave popcorn, a ball of yarn, and a Hallmark movie called out to Iris. “Come inside and be cozy.” She was sure she heard it. The temptation of the new lights delivered to her earlier in the day was stronger. After she hung them around […]
This is the story behind the podcast episode “Smiles, Sunshine, and Bears.” Or…a heartwarming story about the unexpected side effects of staying positive.