The Believer: a short story
My name is Anna. I live in New Mexico. My dad got a new job so I had to move here. Now I’m lonely and today is the first day of school for me. Of course, it’s not the first day for the rest of the class, though. They all know each other. I’m kind and nice but not ready to make new friends. I know I will, though, I’m a believer. I’m depending on God and Jesus. They are always there for me.
A week later…
So far, so good. I’m getting the hang of the new school and meeting people. My mind wanders off sometimes in class, though.
Let me tell you the story about what happened the other day at school. It was during science when my mind began to wander. When I was little, I went to the airport and I always got water on the plane. So, I drank all the water and then I had to go to the bathroom. My mom didn’t hear me when I asked to go, she fell asleep, so I screamed my head off. After that, she woke up. It was funny because everybody on the plane looked.
While I was thinking of that story, I caught the last part of someone saying in my class, “Unicorns aren’t real because you can’t see them.” I thought to my myself, I believe in unicorns. I’ve never seen one but just because you can’t see it, doesn’t make it not real. I can’t see God but I know He’s real. I’m a believer.
Math at my new school is very hard. I have to work extra hard at home to catch up. When I get discouraged, my parents say, “You can do this, never give up believing in yourself.” We’re all believers.
On my mom’s birthday, we got her an awesome ice cream cake. It was really big and yummy. We were having lots of fun that day, we were laughing and dancing. And then we got a call. We had a death in the family. Everything changed. My mom was sad, my dad was sad, my sister was sad. I was, too. It was hard to see everyone dealing with the pain. We talked a lot about heaven and that it’s not goodbye, it’s just “see you later”.
I had a couple of days off of school for the funeral and to spend time with family. When I went back to school, I was in pretty good spirits. During circle time, my teacher commented that I had a really positive attitude for such a great loss. I said in a few short words with a tear in my eye, “It’s not like I will I never see her again. I’ll see her in heaven.”
A classmate asked, “How can you be sure?”
“Because I’m a believer.”
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Melanie Harmon says
I love the idea for your site! ❤️️ Thank you for sharing your writing, you are truly an isnspiration.
Thanks Melanie, that means a lot to us.
Great little story! I am a believer.
Yay! Thank you so much for sharing!
Nate Z. says
Thank you girls for being believers it makes for a great attitude towards life and being able to get things done you are inspirational! I am a believer that if you put your mind to something, work hard, and never give up you can accomplish almost anything! Believing that we as a nation with a little help from god can get through this corona virus and overcome social injustice. It will take a combined effort from everyone but we can do it!
Wow, that was really nice, Nate. Thanks! We agree with you that it takes everyone, including KIDS! You are an inspiration because you never gave up on your dream! We miss you!
Thank you so much!