Skates and Summer Rose
times Summer Rose had tried to roller skate, she
didn't think it was hard as she watched the other
kids on theirs. Her Mom had bought her knee pads
and elbow pads and she seem to wear them out. She wasn't
giving up but she just had to figure it out.
sitting on the steps one day and it was beautiful
out and she was so sad, she dreaded the falling
down again but knew she had to learn.
a sudden two boys went flying by her, on roller
skates, they were like the wind. They had perfect
balance, the way she wanted to skate.
the wind, why had those words came to her? She
remembered the stories of how important the spirit
of the wind is and to believe in it.
march and the wind was warm and just right. The
leaves were flying around the trees were waving
and she thought I need to figure this out. She
took her skates off and went inside. Her Mother
was sitting at the table and she ask her,
"what should I do?" So her mother told
her, "tonight before you go to bed, go
to your window, look unto the heavens from where
the wind comes and talk to the wind."
night as Summer Rose got ready for bed, she said
her prayers and then went to her window and looked
out. As she spoke she bowed her head in respect
for the God of the wind and the Maker of all
began this prayer as if it were a chant as the
maker of all, I see the sky.
watch the stars of night go by.
call upon the spirit of the Wind.
wings for him to send.
Rose felt a gentle warm breeze in her hair and
across her face. She knew he had heard her prayer.
She laid her head on her pillow and slept through
next morning she couldn't wait to tell her Mother
what she had felt. Her Mother smiled as she told
the story of the warm breeze. So Summer's Mom went
to her room and got her the wild feathers and the
head band and placed them upon Summer Rose's head.
little Indian Princess, get those skates on and
fly like the wind, and may the Spirit of the wind
Rose put on her knee pads and her elbow pads in
hopes she wouldn't need them.
With the confidence
she needed she waited for the wind and when it
came, off she went like a summer breeze on her
roller skates. Summer Rose just needed to
believe in herself and all it took was a nice
warm summer breeze.