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“Snowflakes for Sam,” Friend, Jan. 2007, 34

Snowflakes for Sam

To every thing there is a season (Ecclesiastes 3:1).

Sam looked sad.

“What’s the matter?” Jackie asked.

“There’s still no snow,” Sam said. “What fun is winter without snow?”

Jackie had an idea. She went into her room and shut the door.

“What are you doing?” Sam asked.

“You’ll see,” she called.

Sam waited. He heard crinkle, crinkle, snip, snip, snip. He was curious! So he knocked on the door. “What are you doing?” he asked again.

“Be patient,” Jackie said. “You’ll see.”

Sam was tired of waiting. He sat on a chair in the living room and read a book. After a while he felt something fall softly on his head. He picked it up.

“A snowflake!” he declared.

Then more snowflakes fell on him. He looked behind the chair.

“Surprise!” Jackie shouted. “It’s snowing!”

Sam laughed as he held up a snowflake. “This is the best kind of snow,” he said. “It never melts.”

Illustration by Elise Black