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?
A New Chapter
Years went by, and the day Sarah helped the girl lying on the sidewalk had long been forgotten. Sarah kept on living her life in the same way she always did, helping whoever she could and doing her best to make the world a better place. One day she decided to have a clean-up and go up to the attic to see what treasures it was hiding.
Among many files, papers, and items she completely forgot about, Sarah came across Emily's board. It looked just as it did back then and managed to bring back the memories she worked so hard to forget. All of those feelings came back to her, making her wonder once again whatever happened to the young girl. Then, from nowhere, there was a knock on the door.
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.
What Was She After?
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."
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."