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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

{ 553 comments… add one }
  • rose June 6, 2012, 11:35 pm

    God does not want to let his beloved one’s suffer so he takes them up to live with him…Good ones are chosen first and taken up first.

  • Anjali June 6, 2012, 4:35 am

    Really a nice story! It gives us an idea of how a person feels when he meets God. I know someday I will also have this feeling. But not now! The whole life is left. First enjoy here and then there. Anyways I think I will keep on talking better say typing but it was an awesome story which brought tears of excitement, happiness and a little bit pain in my eyes.
    OK! Bye

  • Red Devil Jun June 3, 2012, 8:45 am

    This reminded me of my friend and I could not stop crying becoz of this STORY!! All u and ur story’s fault.

  • Aretha May 31, 2012, 5:47 am

    The story tells us love with life.

  • Akash Kumar Gupta May 25, 2012, 1:56 pm

    Hat’s off story, mindblowing , fabulous & its beyond thinking of normal human being…

  • Sandeep May 25, 2012, 7:12 am

    It was really awesome. Still have tears rolling out of my eyes…

  • Syoomey May 22, 2012, 10:27 pm

    I can’t wait to see HIM..

  • Mehek May 22, 2012, 3:08 am

    Very nice and touching story …………….very nice 🙂

  • Reemi May 21, 2012, 9:38 am

    Love this story.. very heart touching

  • Sumbul May 21, 2012, 8:40 am

    While reading the story tears were rolling down my face. How difficult it is for a mother to bear the loss of any of her children. Hats off to the writer.

  • Aakash Gupta May 12, 2012, 12:45 am

    A heart touching story!! I love it.

  • Ipi May 5, 2012, 9:44 am

    It is a good one… I had a friend, my angel, she died due to a clot in her brain after an accident. We all loved her a lot… too much… but God took her away… I never understand why.

    She was the best friend I had. After her death, me and my friends got some mails pre-written by her to help us in life… It is not as easy and sweet to see and read in reality. I will always miss her.

  • Aryan May 5, 2012, 4:01 am

    It is an awesome story. Hats off to you.

  • Allan Buena May 1, 2012, 8:22 am

    There is a reason why things happen. Love one another.

  • Tirupathi April 30, 2012, 8:29 am

    It was a heart touching story. I realy love this story.

  • Vasanth April 30, 2012, 2:25 am

    Really Nice Story.
    Which made me cry.

  • Nicky April 27, 2012, 8:05 am

    It is really a heart touching story …. very nice …..

  • Joe April 27, 2012, 4:21 am

    This story has changed the way I think dramatically, it’s funny, didn’t use to think words could make such a big impact on my life.

  • Mukund April 24, 2012, 9:55 am

    I really like the story very much. I will recommend all to read it.

  • Anuraj April 23, 2012, 8:20 am

    Very feeling-full story, I could tear …

  • Natella April 22, 2012, 11:29 am

    Children are the most important thing in the world.. We should take care of them.. love them through our whole heart… and forgive all their mistakes.. they’re just children…

  • Prashant Priya Ashok April 20, 2012, 4:32 am

    Wooooooooooo that’s was amazing.

  • Aiman khan April 17, 2012, 2:35 pm

    This is a heart touching story. I can’t express my feeling in words. This story shows us how we find good in everything.

  • Hemant.K April 9, 2012, 2:32 am

    Tears came out of my eyes.

  • Anand Mohan Syal April 8, 2012, 12:48 am

    Very touching…

  • Vaishnavi March 25, 2012, 12:52 pm

    I just love this story so much… it brings tears to your eyes each time you read it.. I am planning to make a short film based on this.. hope it matches the standards of this story.. and to the UNKNOWN AUTHOR.. please keep writing such beautiful stories 🙂

  • Rupesh (Rups) March 23, 2012, 2:24 pm

    Definitely heart touching and making us to think about true love to people around us and the Divine Love, God Almighty always provide to us…

  • Guest March 20, 2012, 11:10 pm

    Loved this story, made me cry my eyes out from the second line on…

  • Prashant March 19, 2012, 2:59 am

    Lovely story…… Keep up the good work

  • Prem March 9, 2012, 4:08 am

    Can’t explain the happiness after reading this… well done, whomever is the writer.

  • Mukta March 5, 2012, 9:23 pm

    I love this story very much, very inspirational and very good concept related to mother and son. Excellent……

  • Moshes Muigei March 5, 2012, 2:44 pm

    That was really motivating, it gives hope to those who are not in good health knowing that they may not survive the sickness. They will be in the caring hand of God himself. U know what makes people cry at times when their loved one dies is that they believe that he/she will go to suffer after they are buried and they feel pity for them. But when one knows that their loved one is in the caring hand of God himself he/she won’t hurt inside……that was really inspiring.

  • Ayubs March 2, 2012, 3:09 pm

    Nice and heart touching story i like it..

  • waeem February 28, 2012, 12:48 am

    superb story for children

  • Am0 February 27, 2012, 10:57 am

    ‘Like’ it!

  • Caleb Owiro February 26, 2012, 3:28 pm

    How cute ! Am longing for the day i’ll get to meet dad n other lovely friends in heaven.

  • KUMAR February 24, 2012, 4:29 am

    This story made me cried……………. I am unable to express my feelings………… it was great….. maybe the word great is not enough….. i am sorry author i dont know the which is better than this…………

  • Jho February 23, 2012, 8:42 am

    Aww .. what a wonderful story, very touching. I hope readers would love this .. I was inspired by this story thank you.

  • Saurav Suman February 22, 2012, 5:49 pm

    A heart touching stoy about life

  • happy LOL February 22, 2012, 4:00 am

    It’s amazing!!! I love it so much……

  • Gauri February 18, 2012, 3:20 am

    Very inspiring story!

  • Prashant February 13, 2012, 2:16 am

    The story is awesome, my eyes was full with the tears.

  • Nizar February 5, 2012, 3:54 pm

    Awesome story! Keep up the good work. Would love to read more from you 🙂

  • Mayor Queen February 5, 2012, 2:29 pm

    I wept. Answers to a lot of questions.

  • Jenny February 4, 2012, 5:23 am

    This is really a heart touching story. It really hurts but educates.

  • Skate February 2, 2012, 8:46 am

    This one is great!!!! so mom, don’t be sad…

  • Matet R. Almojuela January 30, 2012, 3:00 pm

    One thing I can Share
    God’s plan is always the Best
    His Plan is better than Man.
    so nice to live having
    Jesus in our life 🙂

  • Criss Angel January 23, 2012, 10:34 am

    Although the story is fake, but still i’m surprised it bought tears to my eyes.

  • Gayathri Desai January 20, 2012, 5:44 am

    Heart felt, tears have choked my throat.

  • Asasira hilary January 17, 2012, 3:16 pm

    It is just awesome…

  • D.Pravinn January 16, 2012, 12:33 pm

    I lost my dear ones in short span of time….. that time i was thnking exactly what this mother was thinking….. God! Do u really exist!…… but now it seems to be reality….. the relief from the pain….. to all those who were going through it!!!!!

  • Hans January 14, 2012, 9:49 am


    A great question!
    Why did God not just cure the boy?
    Why did God allow a tsunami to happen?

    Many of us are trying to give answers based on sin
    or impartiality of God.

    The truth is that we do not know.
    We do not understand everything

    Let me tell you a small story to explain further:
    “A two year old is playing with a knife.
    The father is taking the knife away from the child who was having great fun.
    The child thinks he is treated unfair.
    The child cannot understand
    But the father did the right thing
    We can understand the father in this story

    But we cannot understand God
    Our human mind is too small
    God knows best what is to be done
    We often think we are treated unfair
    But we really cannot understand

    Let us accept that we cannot understand everything
    In the mean time be grateful for the countless blessings
    that in great numbers outnumber the catastrophes and tragedies
    Let us enjoy the million kindnesses and start a real kindness revolution.

    Give thanks for the glorious things, accept the difficult ones.
    I am sure this world is heading towards being a better place.

    All the best


  • Jasper l. Bacol January 11, 2012, 12:40 am

    I am really touched to this very inspiring story, thank you for making this story. I wish I can go to heaven when the time that i am gone in this world… Jasper ^_^

  • Anshuma January 5, 2012, 2:22 pm

    Touching story <3

  • Akenuwa Osayande January 5, 2012, 2:07 pm

    This is a piece of beauty and very insightful in the sense that it reinforces our beliefs that God is never far away from us.

  • Pippi January 2, 2012, 7:07 am

    Wow!! Very nice story and heart touching!!! Great… I have read it 18 times!!! My God!

  • Santosh Umare January 2, 2012, 6:25 am

    It is a wonderful story about mom and the little boy. It is so heart touching.

  • Jagdeep December 31, 2011, 4:02 pm

    Awesome…Really great
    A lot of thanks….

  • Abdul December 24, 2011, 6:42 am

    Truly this story touches my heart ……..awesome

  • Sahana December 22, 2011, 1:29 pm

    Beautiful heart touching great story… I could not stop from calling my mom and cried so much… I behaved so rude or neglect to my parents… Here onward I will apply all this… love my parents… and thanks buddy for sharing this story. It is awesome.

  • Vinod Kotha December 20, 2011, 6:41 pm

    Simply superb and heart touching one…

  • Janifer December 17, 2011, 1:25 am

    This is really awesome and touching…

  • Kavita December 14, 2011, 6:08 am

    Heart touching!!!

  • Sulabh December 12, 2011, 2:34 am

    Very heart touching story!! Thanks 4 sharing it.

  • Sunny December 10, 2011, 7:00 pm

    This is a wonderful story, it reminds me about my past, the hard times I faced in my life.

  • Poonam December 10, 2011, 9:29 am

    Could not stop crying after reading this beautiful story………..will surely do something like this little boy……..

  • Zettie December 10, 2011, 7:19 am

    Wonderful and touching story…

    I got tears when i was reading :(…

  • Junaid Afzal November 29, 2011, 11:51 am

    Such a wonderful story, soo heart touching. I got tears when I was reading.

  • Shubham November 29, 2011, 10:02 am

    Wow! what a lovely story

  • Sowmiya November 29, 2011, 4:32 am

    Really Good Story…..

  • Nikisha November 28, 2011, 11:06 am

    One of the best stories I have read…

  • Chadu November 26, 2011, 1:45 pm

    Great story, this story tells us how the parents love their children soooooooooooooo much

  • Saleem November 26, 2011, 7:51 am

    My grandma died before 11 years due to cancer, now I am feeling good she is in safe hands. Thanks!

  • Rajesh November 23, 2011, 11:33 am

    One of the best stories I ever read…

  • VIYONI THAKKAR November 22, 2011, 5:57 am

    It is a very heart touchy story. I loved it very much. The letter in this story is the best part of the story.

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