By Veronica Robbins.
Katie started to cry when she walked in the front door. Her hand was freezing because she had lost one of her mittens, but she was also upset because these mittens were the special pink and red ones that her mother made just for her.
Her mother served some hot chocolate and said, “Don’t worry. Maybe Santa will bring you some new ones.”
Katie was doubtful. “But Christmas is tomorrow. There’s no time.”
“Oh, Katie,” her mother said. “Don’t ever doubt what Santa can do. Love can do anything.”
Katie woke up early the next morning. Under the tree she saw a note from Santa, resting against a single pink and red mitten, some yarn, and her mother’s knitting needles.
“I hope you and your mother don’t mind, Katie,” it read, “that I borrowed your mother’s knitting supplies to make your mitten. I love you! Santa.”
Veronica Robbins is a published author of both fiction and nonfiction who has been writing professionally for the last 20 years. In addition to writing fiction and poetry (her first love) she is also an expert grant writer and copy writer. When she’s not writing, she’s watching baseball, enjoying her children, reading, and trying to train her dog, Handsome, who so far has been very successful at training her. You can follow Veronica on Facebook or through her blog, A Writer’s Journey.