Lynn S. Combes
"Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation.
The old has passed away behold the new has come."
2 Corinthians 5:17
A Garden Full of Butterflies
Following the death of her mother, ten-year-old Marissa’s life changes
forever. School goes from a place of learning to a place of terror, where
everyone stares at her. Her friends don’t understand, and she loses interest
in even her favorite things. It is all because of loss-a loss no child should
have to experience: the loss of her mother, her best friend, and her
staunchest supporter. Mrs. Chancey, a kindly neighborhood woman, takes
Marissa under her wing. For the first time in weeks, Marissa finds peace in
Mrs. Chancey’s backyard garden. Soon, Marissa opens up to her neighbor
and shares her feelings of anger, guilt, and emptiness. Mrs. Chancey can
relate. She too lost loved ones, many years ago, and Marissa begins to realize
they have more in common than just a love for flowers.