Monday, July 16, 2012

A chair for my mother/ by Vera Williams

A CHAIR FOR MY MOTHER written and illustrated by Vera B. Williams and dedicated to the memory of her own mother, is a sweet story told by a little girl of her friends and family pulling together to make a fresh start in very difficult times.  Since a fire destroyed the contents of her family's apartment, she wants more than anything to buy a wonderful, beautiful, fat , soft armchair covered in velvet with roses all over it for her hardworking mother.  In a large jar they put coins including her mother's tips and saved for a very long time to finally get that dream chair. With a happy and uplifting ending, the message conveyed is that we can get through hard times if we keep moving forward.  It reminded me of one of my favorite verses...

 Hope deferred maketh the heart sick: but when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life.   Proverbs 13:12

Bonnie R

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