Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Sally jumped up as soon as she saw the surgeon
come out of the operating room. She said: "How
?is my little boy? Is he going to be all right
"?When can I see him

The surgeon said, "I'm sorry. We did all we could
".but your boy didn't make it

?Sally said, "Why do little children get cancer
Doesn't God care any more? Where were you, God
"?when my son needed you

The surgeon asked, "Would you like some time
alone with your son? One of the nurses will be
out in a few minutes, before he's transported to
".the university

Sally asked the nurse to stay with her while she
said good-bye to son. She ran her fingers lovingly
.through his thick red curly hair

.Would you like a lock of his hair?" the nurse asked"

Sally nodded yes. The nurse cut a lock of
the boy's hair, put it in a plastic bag
and handed it to Sally. The mother said, "It
was Jimmy's idea to donate his body to
the university for study. He said it might
help somebody else. "I said no at first, but
.Jimmy said, 'Mom, I won't be using it after I die
Maybe it will help some other little boy
spend one more day with his Mom." She
went on, "My Jimmy had a heart of gold. Always
thinking of someone else. Always wanting to help
".others if he could

Sally walked out of Children's mercy Hospital
for the last time, after spending most of
the last six months there. She put the bag
with Jimmy's belongings on the seat beside
.her in the car. The drive home was difficult
.It was even harder to enter the empty house
She carried Jimmy's belongings, and
the plastic bag with the lock of his hair
to her son's room. She started placing
the model cars and other personal things back
.in his room exactly where he had always kept them
She laid down across his bed and, hugging his pillow
.cried herself to sleep

.It was around midnight when Sally awoke
.Laying beside her on the bed was a folded letter
:The letter said

Dear Mom, I know you're going to miss me; but"
don't think that I will ever forget you, or
stop loving you, just 'cause I'm not around to
say I LOVE YOU. I will always love you, Mom
even more with each day. Someday we will see
each other again. Until then, if you want to adopt
a little boy so you won't be so lonely, that's
okay with me. He can have my room and old stuff
to play with. But, if you decide to get
a girl instead, she probably wouldn't like
the same things us boys do. You'll have to
.buy her dolls and stuff girls like, you know
Don't be sad thinking about me. This really is
a neat place. Grandma and Grandpa met me
as soon as I got here and showed me around some
.but it will take a long time to see everything
.The angels are so cool. I love to watch them fly
And, you know what? Jesus doesn't look like
any of his pic tures. Yet, when I saw Him, I
knew it was Him. Jesus himself took me to
see GOD! And guess what, Mom? I got to sit on
God's knee and talk to Him, like I was
somebody important. That's when I told Him
that I wanted to write you a letter, to tell
you good-bye and everything. But I already
knew that wasn't allowed. Well, you know
what Mom? God handed me some paper and His
.own personal pen to write you this letter
I think Gabriel is the name of the angel
who is going to drop this letter off to
you. God said for me to give you the answer
to one of the questions you asked Him 'Where
was He when I needed him?' "God said He was
in the same place with me, as when
His son Jesus was on the cross. He was
right there, as He always is with
.all His children

Oh, by the way, Mom, no one else can see
what I've written except you. To everyone
.else this is just a blank piece of paper
Isn't that cool? I have to give God His
pen back now. He needs it to write some more
names in the Book of Life. Tonight I get
.to sit at the table with Jesus for supper
.I'm, sure the food will be great

.Oh, I almost forgot to tell you
I don't hurt anymore. The cancer is
all gone. I'm glad because I couldn't stand
that pain anymore and God couldn't
.stand to see me hurt so much, either
That's when He sent The Angel of Mercy to
come get me. The Angel said I was a
.Special Delivery! How about that
.Signed with Love from: God, Jesus & Me

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