Sapphire’s Hope

Thanks to Annie Spratt @anniespratt for making this photo available freely on Unsplash 🎁

Her name is Saphire. It took me weeks to get that much out of her. She came to me a cowering child, clutching a teddy bear. It was obvious that was her security blanket. I had been warned that she rarely spoke. She was skittish, her short history was that of abuse.

I decided to adopt her anyway. Something in her eyes told me she was meant to be my child. I was to give her the safety of a loving home. It would take time but I knew I…



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