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 O.K.? When can I see him?"
Surgeon said, "I'm sorry, we did all we
could." Sally said, "Why do little
children get cancer? Doesn't GOD care any more?
GOD, where were you when my son needed you?"
Surgeon said, "One of the nurses will be out
in a few minutes to let you spend time with your
son's remains before it's transported to the
university." Sally asked that the nurse stay
with her while she said good-bye to her son.
ran her fingers through his thick red curly hair.
The nurse said, "Would you like a lock of
his hair?" Sally nodded yes. The nurse cut a
lock of his hair and put it in a plastic bag and
handed it to Sally. Sally said, "It was
Jimmy's idea to give his body to the university
for study. He said it might help somebody else,"
and that is what he wanted.
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 to be able to spend one
more day with his mother." Sally said,
"My Jimmy had a heart of gold, always
thinking of someone else and always wanting to
help others if he could."
walked out of the Children's Hospital for the
last time now after spending most of the last 6
months there. She sat the bag with Jimmy's things
in it on the seat beside her in the car. The
drive home was hard and it was even harder to go
into an empty house.
took the bag to Jimmy's room and started placing
the model cars and things back in his room
exactly where he always kept them. She laid down
across his bed and cried herself to sleep holding
woke up about midnight, and laying beside her on
the bed was a letter folded up. She opened the
letter and it said:
know your going to miss me, but don't
think that I will ever forget you or stop
loving you because I'm not around to say
I LOVE YOU. I'll think of you every day
mom, and I'll love you even more each day.
Some day we will see each other again.
If you want to
adopt a little boy so you won't be so
lonely, he can have my room and my old
stuff to play with. If you decide to get
a girl instead, she probably wouldn't
like the same things as us boys do, so
you will have to buy her dolls and stuff
Don't be sad when
you think about me. This is really a
great 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 here. The angels are so
friendly and I love to watch them fly.
Jesus doesn't look
like any of the pictures I saw of Him,
but I knew it was Him as soon as I saw
Him. He 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.
I told GOD that I wanted to write you a
letter and tell you good-bye and
everything, but I knew that wasn't
God handed me some
paper and His own personal pen to write
you this letter with. I think Gabriel is
the name of the angel that 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 about -- where
was He when I needed him? God said,
"The same place He was when Jesus
was on the cross. He was right there, as
He always is with all His children.
Oh, by the way
Mom, nobody else can see what is written
on this paper but you. To everyone else,
it looks like a blank piece of paper.
I have to give God
His pen back now. He has some more names
to write 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.
I almost forgot to
let you know -- Now I don't hurt anymore
and the cancer is all gone. I'm glad
because I couldn't stand that pain
anymore. And God couldn't stand to see me
suffer the pain either, so He sent The
Angel of Mercy to get me. The Angel said
I was Special Delivery!
Signed with love
God, Jesus and Me
- AUTHOR UNKNOWN -
GOD'S LITTLE ACRE
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