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Dedicated To Hope

Wishful ThinkingHe stands outside the door to her hospital room. Silently, he watches the parade of nurses and doctors rushing in and out. A part of him  gets prepared for the senior doctor to come in and say, “We can’t do anything more…..”

But another part of him,  is praying that she lives.  She has her whole life before her.

“Please, God,” he prays. “Let her make it. Haven’t you done enough already?”

Then the Voice of Reason (or is it God?) whispers “Be strong and of good hope.”

“Hope?” he answers bitterly. ” You took her away, don’t you remember?”

“Yes, I took away Hope. But I’ve left you Grace.” the Voice seems to say.

Suddenly, he sees the  senior doctor heading his way. His heart sinks.

“Sir, your baby is a fighter! She’s going to make it, alright. Why don’t you go in and look at her? Incidentally, have you decided on her name yet?” the doctor smiles.

Finally he understands what the Voice said.

“Yes, Doctor,” he say, beaming now. “It’s Grace. I will always be dedicated to Hope – but now I’ve got Grace too.”


This is my response to Suzy Que’s prompt ‘Dedication’ for the BlogFEST 2012.





  • Baby Joseph’s legacy (
  • Dedicated to a Courageous School Girl From Pakistan-malala Yousufzai (
  • Hope…. (
  • God, doctors and Grace (


  1. Jenn Jenn October 23, 2012

    Amen! Great post!

  2. Susan Dusterhoft Susan Dusterhoft October 22, 2012

    Took away Hope, but left Grace…beautiful.

  3. Roshni Roshni October 21, 2012

    Beautiful story!! I loved the ending!

  4. Barbara Barbara October 20, 2012

    What a sweet story, Corinne, love it and the message it carries.

  5. Suzy Suzy October 20, 2012

    Absolutely beautiful. Loved what you did with the prompt.

  6. Martha Orlando Martha Orlando October 20, 2012

    You wrote this in five minutes??? Oh, wow, Corinne! Again, you’ve written a masterful story, one which touched my heart – hope and grace . . . How beautifully you have expressed these here! You just get better and better, my friend. 🙂

  7. Akanksha Dureja Akanksha Dureja October 19, 2012

    That is so sweet. Hope and grace, together make life worthwhile 🙂

  8. Sandra Tyler Sandra Tyler October 19, 2012

    lovely.. I’d never tthought of it that way when I do feel hope is gone. That I might be left with something else, grace.

  9. janu janu October 19, 2012

    Cute and touching.

  10. Anne Anne October 19, 2012

    Beautiful story Corinne! Hope allows us to see goodness; Grace helps us to live it.

  11. Shilpa Garg Shilpa Garg October 19, 2012

    Simply beautiful, Corinne.
    Martin Luther King had said, we must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope!!

  12. Fab Fab October 19, 2012

    This is beautiful, Corinne!! Short and sweet!

  13. Privy Trifles Privy Trifles October 19, 2012

    Beautiful and touching Corinne… it gave me goosebumps !

  14. b k chowla b k chowla October 19, 2012

    There are times when one should leave everything to God.
    HE never harms anyone,is there to looka fetr His children
    Awesome post

      • Dangerous Linda Dangerous Linda October 19, 2012

        that seems crazy to me since i can barely write a comment in 5 minutes — haha! i admire the way you push yourself to grow through these creative writing exercises 😉

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