Mornings Were Hard
The wipers kept swiping back and forth against the glass of the vehicle. The second the rain hit them, it would get thrown towards the sides of the old yellow bus. Despite loving the happiness a child's smile brought into her life, the mornings were pretty rough on Jenny. Some days were really tough, though. But when she saw the little ones walking down the street, she would've never imagined she would encounter so much happiness on that dark morning.
Cindy didn't expect much for herself when she was a little twelve-year-old girl. She had been passed on from foster home to foster home, eight times in the span of a year. Now she was a rebellious teenager. She knew couples usually go for cute little babies, but this time, things were looking up for the teen. They weren't sending her to a young and naive couple's home. She was going somewhere else, and she had zero clue about what was coming next.
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Cindy couldn't believe what she was seeing. She walked up the cracky steps of this tiny pastel blue bungalow, only to realize that this was it. This was her new home. She'd always dreamed of living in a beautiful white-picket fence house, but this house was everything she could've wanted and more. The social worker nodded and let her know it was okay to ring the doorbell. "You better be on your best behavior, madame," she told her. Cindy wasn't too happy to hear that, and she was tensing up, ready to fight. But when the door was opened, she was left speechless.
There was an older woman standing in the hallway. She was staring at Cindy and the social worker, with a wide grin across her face. Her wrinkled old hands were holding on to a wicker walking sticks. Cindy took a few steps back, and stared right back. Her heart was pounding hard. She recognized the woman! “Hello, Cindy.” Her voice was definitely familiar too. “You've no idea how much I've missed you,” she said. Then suddenly, everything faded into black.
The teen could hear a soft, caring voice asking her, “Cindy, love, are you alright?” She opened her doors only to see the same woman staring at her. That's when tears started coming. She couldn't believe it! “Grandma?” she asked the old woman as she gave her the biggest hug you can imagine. She thought she'd never be able to see her again. After all this time, they had finally found each other. But her nana, Anna, would soon realize just how rough their separation was on the young girl.