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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 pictures. 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.”

Author Unknown

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  • Rc7 August 18, 2023, 2:21 pm

    Dang like it was Chris from 8th grade

  • precious April 21, 2023, 4:53 pm

    Wow what a touching story

  • max September 20, 2021, 10:13 am

    Best story ever it made me sad then happy

  • Nwafor uzoamaka April 14, 2021, 12:15 am

    It telling us that no one knows when our creator will come and take us that we should repent from our sins. An interesting story.

  • Merveille October 8, 2020, 5:52 pm

    This is truly a message from God and God is calling us to enter His presence with thanks giving… let us be committed and ready people children of God

  • Vishal October 7, 2020, 10:12 am

    Best one…

    • Terri Castillo July 6, 2022, 9:49 am

      A very lovely story I felt sad, I cried…. I smiled at the thought of it sounding so much of the voices of my own 2 boys, the way they were so sweet, innocent, thoughtful and I love the simplicity of the ending!

  • Manasa Qoro October 4, 2020, 5:17 pm

    Very challenging story

  • Vaishnavi Singh September 28, 2020, 9:58 am

    Really it’s a best story ever I had read .

  • PRINCE MOZEZ June 15, 2020, 1:01 pm

    This is the most emotional story that i ever heard

  • Yna Basbas April 28, 2020, 11:22 am

    This story put me into tears .
    Best story❤️

  • Juvie Dianne Casinto November 27, 2019, 2:07 am

    Best story ever.

  • Okonye blessing September 10, 2019, 9:34 am

    I think i learnt a lesson from here. Always give thanks to GOD

  • Gopal kumar August 3, 2019, 9:16 pm

    One of best story i have ever read.

  • suwarna January 7, 2019, 5:35 am

    Its Really hard to imagine life without kids. My tears rolled down while reading the story. Real impact of story. Love u Son.

  • Aloysia June 15, 2018, 5:36 pm

    Most beautiful story I have ever read in my entire life. Truly motivational ❤❤❤

  • Anurag Dubey June 2, 2018, 4:05 am

    This story has touch my heart I need story like this only —-
    Thankful to story

  • Bly October 24, 2017, 9:11 am

    Inspiring and touching . That answers one of the most asked question ” Where is God ” in life’s tragic events.

  • Rosalie Ytang September 19, 2017, 11:52 pm

    Im in the office right now, and im afraid if my officemates notice me crying while reading such beautiful story. Very nice story. Thank you for sharing it with us.

  • Vimala September 16, 2017, 12:00 pm

    I just could not control the tears… as if I am with the mother witnessing this event… no mother should face this situation God please have mercy

  • priyanka August 26, 2017, 7:01 am

    this was really an inspiring story

  • Simu July 4, 2017, 1:40 pm

    It is such a sad & emotional story….
    It brought tears of my eyes?

  • Mr. Prem. April 15, 2017, 12:18 pm

    This is a beautiful story that gives inspiration and consolation, one who lost one’s dearest and nearest one to remember one before the last breathe in reminding one who is always in touching with Our merciful God.

  • Moulana March 29, 2017, 1:11 am

    This story tells me the importance of not only god but also mom

  • Hasini March 15, 2017, 1:08 pm

    This story is really great story,this story is touching my heart

  • Tushar March 11, 2017, 12:17 am

    This story made me cry i had never read a wonderful story like this

    -thank you

  • John mwalili March 7, 2017, 1:59 pm

    Great story to hear.You have impacted many.Big up in Christ

  • Daniel Sabar omi February 27, 2017, 3:22 pm

    A wonderful story which really strengthens one’s hope and faith in the Word of God. Jesus Christ have prepared for us the place at God’s Eternal Throne. Let us prepare ourselves well to be welcomed by Christ joyfully as this child was welcomed as a result of his charitable works….

  • Kanishka February 26, 2017, 2:20 am

    This is a amazing story it gave me happy tears is that amazing

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