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Posted by: DBB | 2004/11/29

take time out and read this



> >
> > > On the last day before Christmas, I hurried to go to
> the supermarket
> > > to
> > > buy the remaining of the gift I didn't manage to
> buy earlier.
> > >
> > > When I saw all the people there, I started to
> complain to myself:
> > > "It
> > > is going to take forever here and I still have so
> many other places
> > > to
> > > go..."
> > >
> > > "Christmas really is getting more and more annoying
> every year. How
> > > I wish I could just lie down, go to sleep and only
> wake up after
> > > it..."
> > >
> > > Nonetheless, I made my way to the toy section, and
> there I started
> > > to curse the prices, wondering if after all kids
> really play with
> > > such
> > > expensive toys. While looking in the toy section,
> I noticed a small
> > > boy of about 5 years old, pressing a doll against
> his chest. He kept
> > > on
> > > touching the hair of the doll and looked so sad.
> > >
> > > I wondered who this doll was for.
> > >
> > > 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 5 minutes
> while she went to
> > > look around. She left quickly. The little boy was
> still holding the
> > > doll
> > > inhis hand.
> > >
> > > Finally, I started to walk towards him and I asked
> him who he wanted
> > > to give this doll to. 'It is the doll that my
> sister loved most and
> > > wanted so much for this Christmas. She was so sure
> that Santa Claus
> > > would
> > > bring it to her.'
> > >
> > > I replied to him that maybe Santa Claus will bring
> it to her after
> > > all, and not to worry. But he replied to me sadly.
> 'No, Santa Claus
> > > cannot bring it to her where she is now. I have to
> give the doll to
> > > my
> > > mother so that she can give it to her when she
> goes there.' His
> > > eyes were
> > > so sad while saying this. 'My sister has gone to be
> with God.
> > >
> > > Daddy says that Mummy will also go to see God very
> soon, 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 mummy not to go yet. I asked
> him to wait until
> > > I came back from the supermarket. Then he showed
> me a very nice
> > > photo of
> > > him where he was laughing. He then told me: 'I also
> want mummy to
> > > take this photo with her so that she will not
> forget me. I love my
> > > mummy
> > > and I wish she doesn'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 took a few notes
> and said to the
> > > boy.
> > > 'What if we checked again, just in case if you have
> enough money?'
> > >
> > > 'Ok' he said. 'I hope that I 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 left over. The little
> boy said:
> > >
> > > 'Thank you God for giving me enough money' Then he
> looked at me and
> > > added: 'I asked yesterday before I went to sleep
> for God to make
> > > sure I have enough money to buy this doll so that
> mummy can
> > > give it to my sister. He heard me. I also wanted
> to have enough
> > > money to buy a white rose for my mummy, but didn't
> dare to ask God
> > > too much. But He gave me enough to
> > > buy the doll and the white rose.' 'You know, my
> mummy loves white
> > > roses'
> > >
> > >
> > > A few minutes later, the old lady came back again
> and I left with my
> > > trolley. I finished my shopping in a totally
> different state from
> > > when I started. I couldn't get the little boy out
> of my mind. Then
> > > I
> > > remembered a local newspaper article 2 days ago,
> which mentioned of
> > > a drunk man in a truck who hit a car where there
> was one young
> > > lady
> > > 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-assisting machine, because the young
> lady would not be
> > > able to get out of 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 lady had passed away. I
> couldn't stop
> > > myself and went to buy a bunch of white roses and
> I went to the
> > > mortuary
> > > wherethe body of the young woman was exposed for
> people to see and
> > > make
> > > last wish before 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 crying, feeling that my
> life had been
> > > changed forever.
> > >
> > > The love that this 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 man had taken all this away from him
> > >
> > > Now you have 2 choices:
> > >
> > > 1) Send this message to everybody that you know.
> > > 2) Or delete it and act as if it never touched your
> heart.
> > >
> > > FRIENDS ARE LIKE ANGELS, WHO HELP US FLY WHEN OUR
> WINGS HAVE FORGOTTEN
> >

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