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07/12/12
Wow does this article ever bring back memories! I once took an adolescent with lots of scar from old surgeries and bandages from the latest skin grafting surgery to our church's Fourth of July picnic... or, almost did... we ended up holding a picnic in his room, without the ants, though. fever spiked. Thanks for this poignant piece.
What a great story! It held me right to the end and the surprise for Kristi. It was so very good. You are truly a great writer. Keep it up. God bless.
07/12/12
I loved this. So much in it, the picnic, the ants, the song, and a kind little girl. Lots to enjoy, and left me feeling good.
07/13/12
Awww, so much packed into this piece. Emotions, messages, thoughts of yesterday, childhood, life in general. Nicely done. I enjoyed this entry.

Thanks...God bless~
07/13/12
Very powerful story, for the power of its innocence and seriousness and for how you have brought out a sense of fun against the uncertainty of what may be ahead of these kids. I also loved how you have wrapped it up at the end. Excellent work and right on topic.
07/14/12
Delaney sounds like an angel sent to raise the hopes of others. What an inspiring story!!!
07/14/12
This is delightful; definitely on my favourite's list for this topic! Really well done.
This is a really sweet story. I fell in love with Delaney!
07/15/12
Ahhhh.... that's so sweet. I fell in love with Delainey. I can see this used as a children's devotional.
07/15/12
What an inspiring story. Terrific writing.
07/15/12
I so enjoyed the positive spirit of this charming story! Delainey is a captivating and creative character! Nice writing! :)
07/16/12
Wow! Excellent and then some! Great story and so well written! God bless!
07/16/12
Very sweet story.
07/18/12
Special ... touching ... endearing ... all at the same time. This was a real treat to follow this well written story. Delaney, for only being 11, is an excellent counselor ... and a wonderful friend. So many things to like about this and to cheer about.

So well done!
07/18/12
I love this story. So sweet - the relationship between the two girls and the troubles they share. It's so well written and really drew me in. I love how you weaved in the picnic topic. So clever. Nice job!
07/19/12
Congratulations Shann! God bless~
07/19/12
Congrat's Shann!!! Nice job.
07/19/12
Congratulations! I'm sure this missed the top 10 by only a tiny margin. Great story.
07/19/12
Do you see the celebration rockets exploding over your house and making the sky purple? I launched them as soon as I heard of your win. You rock!
Congrats my friend! I've not been reading here for a long time- you sure have grown in your writing! Loved the story.
07/19/12
Congrats Shann! Good job!
07/19/12
Aw ... Shann, this is absolutely lovely. All the above comments echo my thoughts. A huge congratulations!
07/19/12
Congratulations my friend on your well deserved 2nd place ribbon!
07/19/12
Well-deserved placing. Congratulations Shann and God bless.
07/20/12
Congratulations,Shann! I love this story and the way you delivered it...
Wing His Words!
07/20/12
Congratulations on your 2nd placing Shann! This is lovely writing and a great read. Well done!
Congrats on your high placing...Also, a hearty thank you for your wise counsel on my poems these last few months...You have beeb an inspiration and a great help, God Bless you for that...
07/20/12
Congratulations, Shann for taking 2nd place with this sweet story of a budding friendship. I like the happy notes it ended on.
07/20/12
Congratulations on your level win with this delightful story! :)
07/23/12
Congratulations on your #13, Shann. I thought it would be cloooose. Well deserved.
07/26/12
Congrats! God Bless~
07/26/12
Congratulations, dear girl! You wrote a great story, Got a prize, and helped me at the same time. You are a writer!