Sarah found herself in a sea of tears and unsettled emotions. She kept asking herself what Emily had come to deliver. Sarah and Emily sat comfortably in the living room and shared with one another what they had been through in recent years. Little did Sarah know, Emily was about to reveal the secret of her life.
Emily explained that the $30 Sarah gave her was worth much more than Sarah could ever know. Those $30 changed Emily’s life and turned her into the woman she was. Emily looked into Sarah’s eyes and whispered to her, “There is more. There is so much more I must share with you.”
Sarah's front porch had a small light shining so she could see who was waiting for the door to be open. She knew she had seen that face before but found it difficult to remember where. Could this be her? No, it couldn't possibly be.
But it was. It was that young girl she had met all those years back. The same girl she gave $30 to, not realizing its impact on her life. The young girl was not young anymore. She was now all grown up, standing in front of Sarah with a big smile and tears in her eyes. It was Emily.
As if Nothing Changed
Without thinking twice, Sarah invited Emily into the house. They were both emotional and overwhelmed, but most of all, Sarah was curious and had to understand how Emily found her after all these years and asked, "How did you know where I lived?"
It has been more than fifteen years since the last time Sarah and Emily met on that bright, cold day. The day that would change both their lives. What made Emily track Sarah down, and why now? What happened to Emily that made her turn the world on its head to find the warmhearted woman who unknowingly saved her life?
The End or the Beginning?
How could $30 make such a difference? How could one act of good deed change someone's life so dramatically? Sarah had no idea what Emily was about to reveal, however, the tension in the air couldn't be ignored, and she knew it was going to be something big. The story between Sarah and Emily was far from being over. It had only just begun.
Sarah then recalled what she had found in the attic and decided to bring it down. Emily was overwhelmed and found it hard to keep her emotions to herself. "You kept it all this time?" Yes, I did Sarah replied. "I just couldn't let it stay there, all cold and alone."
There was more to that sign than what they both could think or believe. The board was what kept Sarah and Emily connected all these years. Neither of them ever planned to meet again, but when destiny calls, it calls very loud, and what is meant to be is meant to be.
The power of one good deed can turn worlds around, and what is seen as insignificant to one can mean the whole world to another. Sarah and Emily found themselves sharing stories and memories of long-lost days, and as the hours passed, the bond between them became closer and stronger.