“Emily, you’ve been so good and so brave these last months we wanted to give you something special,” Kari said.
Kari reached into the dog carrier and gently took out a blanket with the dog snuggled within.
Kari bent down to offer Emily the little bundle. Emily gasped.
“Lucy!” she said softly.
It was the whisper heard by everyone there. No one dared applaud the delicacy of this moment, but nearly everyone uttered, “Aw!”
Watching Emily stare at Lucy was like standing in sunshine. For Emily, there was no other world than Lucy.