A winter storm warning loomed. The girls were looking for their boots and mittens for school tomorrow when the doorbell rang. Ding-dong!
Maryellen went to the door and saw the UPS man hurrying back to his truck. A big box sat on the porch. “Help!” called Maryellen. “I think it might be Nellie!”
The girls opened the box carefully and found…
Nellie was back!
“Hi everyone! I don’t need a wheelchair anymore!” exclaimed Nellie. “Look! I have a certificate of good health.”
“Nellie! We are so glad to see you. If you hadn’t arrived today, you would have been sitting on the porch in the snow tomorrow,” said Maryellen. “You have great timing, cousin!”
“How long can you stay? Josefina is going to want to hear all about your trip!”
“Well, doctor’s orders say I need to rest for a week…and then I need to travel home to get things ready for when my family comes home for Easter,” said Nellie.
“You came to the right place! We would love to pamper you while you recover from leg surgery. By the time you have to go home, maybe spring will be here,” said Maryellen encouragingly. She took Maryellen to get out of her hospital gown. “Wait till Josefina comes home and sees you!”