One Dollar and Eleven Cents

A story to make you feel good. Yes, there are miracles.

Good Time Stories

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Every once in a while, I come across a story that renews my faith in miracles. The following true story is an example of how miracles just “don’t happen” but come from a higher being.

Tess was a precocious eight-year-old when she heard her Mom and Dad talking about her little brother, Andrew. All she knew was that he was very sick and they were completely out of money. They were moving to an apartment complex next month because Daddy didn’t have the money for the doctor bills and their house.

Only a very costly surgery could save him now and it was looking like there was no one to loan them the money. She heard Daddy say to her tearful Mother with whispered desperation,

“Only a miracle can save him now.”

Tess went to her bedroom and pulled a glass jelly jar from its…

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About Jennie

I have been teaching preschool for over thirty years. This is my passion. I believe that children have a voice, and that is the catalyst to enhance or even change the learning experience. Emergent curriculum opens young minds. It's the little things that happen in the classroom that are most important and exciting. That's what I write about. I am highlighted in the the new edition of Jim Trelease's bestselling book, "The Read-Aloud Handbook" because of my reading to children. My class has designed quilts that hang as permanent displays at both the National Liberty Museum in Philadelphia, and the Fisher House at the Boston VA Hospital.
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20 Responses to One Dollar and Eleven Cents

  1. beetleypete says:

    A lovely story, and a worthy reblog, Jennie. 🙂
    Best wishes, Pete.

  2. srbottch says:

    I agree with you, Jennie, and have forwarded it to my sister.

  3. Darlene says:

    What a wonderful story. Thanks for sharing. xo

  4. Opher says:

    Very uplifting!

  5. Nice choice to share, Jennie. Hugs.

  6. Linda Witham says:

    Jennie, I confess, I do not get to read all of your posts. This one was definitely digging at my curiosity and I must tell you that it worked. Mary and I are again needing to move. The current place and landlady (realtor Janet Cramb) did a number on us and only filled this apt. with our warm bodies and money as she intended to sell all along. We have only been in here for 7 1/2 months. Suffice to say, Mary and I have desperately wanted back in Groton. Miracle is that we just looked at apartment on Elm St. which is where I lived with my daughter when we first came to Groton. Our tenancy there lasted 11 years and we only vacated due to that landlord wanting to sell property! Imagine, that full circle. The apartment on the first floor is now open and we had a chance to view it and file our forms in hopes it will go well. This is the kind of miracle which requires a strong dose of Faith and belief that miracles really do happen. Not just once, but, as many times as is necessary in one’s life. Never STOP believing that God has us in the palm of His Hand….The all sufficient God.

    Thank you for your wisdom and giving spirit Jennie.

    A friend,

    Linda Witham

    Sent from Outlook ________________________________

    • Jennie says:

      Linda, thank you for your warm and wonderful words. I’m so glad that your home has come full circle. I always believe that things happen for a reason and God has a plan. I’m so glad you read this post and had your spirits lifted. Miracles do come true.

  7. Thank you for sharing this!! Such a positive story!

  8. That made me tear up. Thanks, Jennie. If that was a true story, well, I’m lifted for hours.

  9. Norah says:

    Thanks for sharing this story, Jennie. It’s priceless – just like the miracle.

  10. Wonderful share.. We need more good time stories.. ❤

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