Posted by: Anno | 2008/01/29

Betrayed people (plz read till the end)



The cheerful girl with bouncy golden curls was almost five Waiting
with her mother at the checkout stand, she saw them: a circle of
glistening white pearls in a pink foil box.

"Oh please, Mommy. Can I have them? Please, Mommy, please?"

Quickly the mother checked the back of the little foil box and
Then looked back into the pleading blue eyes of her little girl's
upturned face .

"One rand ninety-five. That's almost R2.00. If you really want
them, I'll think of some extra chores for you and in no time you can
save enough money to buy them for yourself. Your birthday's only a

away and you might get some money from Grandma."

As soon as Jenny got home, she emptied her penny bank and counted
Out 17 cents. After dinner, she did more than her share of chores
She went to the neighbor and asked Mrs. McJames if she could pick
Dandelions for ten cents.

On her birthday, Grandma did give her another rand and at last she
Had enough money to buy the necklace.

Jenny loved her pearls. They made her feel dressed up and grown up.
She wore them everywhere - Sunday school, kindergarten, even to bed.

The only time she took them off was when she went swimming or had
A bubble bath. Mother said if they got wet, they might turn her neck

Jenny had a very loving daddy and every night when she was ready
For bed, he would stop whatever he was doing and come upstairs to read
her a story.

One night when he finished the story, he asked Jenny, "Do you
love me?"

"Oh yes, Daddy. You know that I love you."

"Then give me your pearls."

"Oh, Daddy, not my pearls. But you can have Princess - the white
Horse from my collection. The one with the pink tail. Remember,
The one you gave me. She's my favourite."

"That's okay, Honey. Daddy loves you. Good night." And he brushed
Her cheek with a kiss.

About a week later, after the story time, Jenny's daddy asked again,
"Do you love me?"

"Daddy, you know I love you."

"Then give me your pearls."
"Oh Daddy, not my pearls. But you can have my baby doll. The brand
New one I got for my birthday. She is so beautiful and you can have
yellow blanket that matches her sleeper."

"That's okay. Sleep well. God bless you, little one. Daddy loves

And as always, he brushed her cheek with a gentle kiss.

A few nights later when her daddy came in, Jenny was sitting on her
Bed with her legs crossed Indian-style. As he came close, he noticed
chin was trembling and one silent tear rolled down her cheek.

"What is it, Jenny? What's the matter?" Jenny didn't say anything
But lifted her little hand up to her daddy. And when she opened it,
was her little pearl necklace. With a little quiver, she finally
It's for you."

With tears gathering in his own eyes, Jenny's kind daddy reached
Out with one hand to take the cheap store necklace, and with the
hand he reached into his pocket and pulled out a blue velvet case
with a
strand of genuine pearls and gave them to Jenny.

He had them all the time. He was just waiting for her to give up
The cheap store stuff so he could give her the genuine treasure.

So as it is with God. He is waiting for us to give up the cheap
Things in our lives so that he can give us beautiful treasure.

Are you holding onto things which God wants you to let go of?

Are you holding on to harmful or unnecessary partners,
relationships, habits and activities which you have come so attached
that it seems impossible to let go of?

;Sometimes it is so hard to see what is in the other hand, but
Do believe this one thing.................. God will never take away
Something without giving you something better to take its place.

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Posted by: suede | 2008/01/30

that's true i've been with a guy for almost 5yrs after cheating on me and impregnant a younger girl than me i thought its a mistake we can work thing out but i was fooling myself. but i could'nt let go of him since i thought he was the only one for me not knowing that there is somebody waiting for me to let go of him, soon after accepting to move on with my life then that somebody came to my life without any doubt and then i started to realise that when the door you are in closed the other one just behind you open widely for you to use it.

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