And then, Emily stopped.”You can open your eyes now,” Emily said. Sarah was excited and nervous and didn’t know what to expect. Sarah opened her eyes, and for a moment, she felt dizzy and couldn’t see properly. And there it was. The tall building with transparent glass walls. They walked inside and came across a welcoming sign that read Emily’s Haven.
For a moment there, Sarah didn’t understand what was going on. Emily couldn’t help herself from laughing and they both looked at one another with dazzled eyes. Emily explained that after being rescued by Sarah and then again by the shelter she found, she knew that if she ever got a large amount of money, she would build a place that could save others. Emily wanted to provide a secure haven for those in need, and when she won the lottery, she knew it was the right thing to do.
There Was Much More
The story doesn't end here. Emily had more unbelievable news to share with Sarah, news Sarah wasn't expecting. "You’d be surprised what I did with the money,” Emily said. Sarah wanted to hear it all and asked Emily not to leave any piece of information out. She was eager to unravel Emily's mystery and to know where the money had taken her.
Emily's eyes glowed, and Sarah's eyes sparkled with joy. Emily took Sarah's hand and led her out of the coffee shop where they were sitting. Sarah wasn't sure what Emily was up to, however, she followed her with a sense of security, anxious to discover what Emily had to reveal.
She Wanted to Make It Special
Emily asked Sarah to close her eyes, and Sarah did. The two women stood together, holding hands, and the cool and fresh air was blowing on their faces. They began to walk, and Sarah tried to recognize familiar sounds, or maybe scents, so she could figure out where they were going and what Emily was up to.
Every possibility ran through Sarah's mind. Did Emily buy a new car? Maybe even two? Did she buy an apartment not far from where they were? Did she open a store? Sarah couldn't wait to discover the big secret. What did Emily do with the money?
It Was Perfect
Sarah and Emily walked hand in hand through the building's corridors, taking in all the warmth and love that surrounded them. Curious eyes followed them, and the two were exploring everything that was going on. Everyone around stared at the two, paying Emily great respect.
This was much more than a shelter for homeless people. It was a community center that helped others get back on their feet and gave them a glimpse of hope to help them get out there and make something in their life. It was all of Emily's hopes and dreams nestled within a building's walls.
She Had More Than She Could Ever Imagine
Emily's wealth was more than the dollars she had in her bank account. Her richness was measured by the love she had to spread and by how much she gave others. Over the years, she had touched so many people and made such a difference in people's lives, just like had Sarah made in hers.
In Emily's Haven, Sarah witnessed what Emily was all about and what a profound character and unique woman she was. Emily was a shining light for those who could only see darkness, and she was a rescue for so many who were looking to be saved.