Sunday, August 7, 2011

Sunday Spiritual - Touching

I was walking around in a Wal-Mart store, when I saw a cashier hand this little boy some money back.

The boy couldn't have been more than 5 or 6 years old.

The Cashier said, 'I'm sorry, but you don't have enough money to buy this doll.'

Then the little boy turned to the old woman next to him, ''Granny, are you sure I don't have enough money?''

The old lady replied, ''You know that you don't have enough money to buy this doll, my dear.''

Then she asked him to stay there for just 5 minutes while she went to look around. She left quickly.

The little boy was still holding the doll in his hand.

Finally, I walked toward him and I asked him who he wished to give this doll to.

'It's the doll that my sister loved most and wanted so much for Christmas.
She was sure that Santa Claus would bring it to her.'

I replied to him that maybe Santa Claus would bring it to her after all, and not to worry.

But he replied to me sadly. 'No, Santa Claus can't bring it to her where she is now. I have to give the doll to my mommy so that she can give it to my sister when she goes there.'

His eyes were so sad while saying this, 'My Sister has gone to be with God.
Daddy says that Mommy is going to see God very soon too, so I thought that she could take the doll with her to give it to my sister.''

My heart nearly stopped.

The little boy looked up at me and said, 'I told daddy to tell mommy not to go yet. I need her to wait until I come back from the mall.' Then he showed me a very nice photo of himself. He was laughing. He then told me 'I want mommy to take my picture with her so she won't forget me.'

'I love my mommy and I wish she didn't have to leave me, but daddy says that she has to go to be with my little sister.'

Then he looked again at the doll with sad eyes, very quietly.

I quickly reached for my wallet and said to the boy. 'Suppose we check again, just in case you do have enough money for the doll!''

OK' he said, 'I hope I do have enough.' I added some of my money to his without him seeing and we started to count it. There was enough for the doll and even some spare money.

The little boy said, 'Thank you God for giving me enough money!'

Then he looked at me and added, 'I asked last night before I went to sleep for God to make sure I had enough money to buy this doll, so that mommy could give it to my sister. He heard me!''

'I also wanted to have enough money to buy a white rose for my mommy, but I didn't dare to ask God for too much. But He gave me enough to buy the doll and a white rose.''

'My mommy loves white roses.'

A few minutes later, the old lady returned and I left with my basket. I finished my shopping in a totally different state of mind from when I started.

I couldn't get the little boy out of my mind.

Then I remembered a local newspaper article two days ago, which mentioned a drunk man in a truck, who hit a car occupied by a young woman and a little girl. The little girl died right away, and the mother was left in a critical state. The family had to decide whether to pull the plug on the life-sustaining machine, because the young woman would not be able to recover from the coma.

Was this the family of the little boy?

Two days after this encounter with the little boy, I read in the newspaper that the young woman had passed away. 

I couldn't stop myself as I bought a bunch of white roses and I went to the funeral home where the body of the young woman was for people to see and make last wishes before her burial.

She was there, in her coffin, holding a beautiful white rose in her hand with the photo of the little boy and the doll placed over her chest.

I left the place, teary-eyed, feeling that my life had been changed forever.
The love that the little boy had for his mother and his sister is still, to this day, hard to imagine, and in a fraction of a second, a drunk driver had taken all this away from him.

The quote of the month is by Jay Leno, 'With hurricanes, tornadoes, fires out of control, mud slides, flooding, severe thunderstorms tearing up the country from one end to the other, and with the threat of swine flu and terrorist attacks, Are we sure this is a good time to take God out of the Pledge of Allegiance?'

God Bless You!
(This is not from me, but an email that I received from Sandy R.)

Dear God,

The person reading this is beautiful and strong.

Help them live their life to the fullest.

Please promote them and cause them to excel above their expectations.

Help them shine in the darkest places where it is impossible to love.

Protect them at all times, lift them up when they need you the most, and
let them know when they walk with you, they will always be safe. 



sweetybird09 said...

Well thanks for that beautiful story Jacki...

God Bless YOU and have a great day!

Christie Cottage said...

Thanks Joyce! You too!


Christie Cottage said...


August 7 2011 9:19am EDT

I read the beautiful and inspiring story of the young boy on your blog. Once again when I tried to leave a comment - it keeps rejecting my sign in - I click on Google acct - then make sure my blog address is signed in - then when I go back to your blog it won't let me leave a comment - I will keep trying - but just wanted to let you know that it is something that will stay within me for a long time.

just B you said...

Just finished reading this post, and I had to wipe the tears from my eyes. Imagine if you hadn't stopped and questioned this little boy? It's such a touching story, and one I will remember. Thank you so much for sharing.

Christie Cottage said...

Thank you Kim <><

Marilyn Sehn said...

I am so moved by this story.....can't thank you enough for posting it. The Baby Crow - Marilyn

Karen Mortensen said...

Such a beautiful story. I love the faith of little children.

Stephani said...

Very touching!

MYSAVIOR said...

Oh Jacki! You have brought me to tears with this post. Praying that God will bless you always.


KippysSoMature said...

thank you Jacki - thank you so so much for always taking the time to blog and post - once again, you have greatly encouraged me - as you have done so many times and continue to do - and encourage so many others - many who do post and so many who don't and yet - God knows how greatly He uses you and this blog :) hugs and love to you and your whole family (and all who pass through this blog)

luvncrafts said...

Beautiful story!

Gwama Terri said...

What a touching story. Bless you.

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