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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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  • Arokia November 14, 2012, 9:51 am

    I loved this story…..very very nice…….

  • Anas Mir Qazi November 11, 2012, 6:20 am

    By the end I was left with tears in my eyes………

  • Rishi November 7, 2012, 10:50 pm

    It’s awesome..touched my heart.

  • Anil November 6, 2012, 5:26 am

    Heart touching…like it.

  • Anita . K November 5, 2012, 6:37 am

    What a mind he has! Thx to the author.

  • Maryam November 4, 2012, 8:15 am

    It is just enough, you be like the little boy, pure, kind and open-minded, believe it or not you can see God here, in this varible world and shine as the brightest star for your beloved (God).

  • Zayna October 29, 2012, 5:55 am

    Thanks, this helped me because my lovely grandma left this world because of cancer, and now I’m happy because she’s not in pain anymore.

  • Barnie October 22, 2012, 4:17 am

    This was a truly amazing story…I lost my brother and my best friend to cancer…I didn’t get a letter like Sally but I know he’s with me and he always will be….Truly an amazing story…very heart touching..:)

  • Karthick October 20, 2012, 5:51 am

    Oh my God.. I cried after reading this.. really very nice.. this makes me feel different from the moment I read it..

    Thank you so much for such a nice story.. God bless you..

  • Kiran October 19, 2012, 8:18 am

    It’s really a very nice story, I felt so happy after read this.

    Thank You So Much.

  • Maryam October 18, 2012, 4:22 am

    God is not in the sky, is not in the earth, now, before and in the future is in your heart.

  • Harsha October 16, 2012, 2:49 pm

    Life is soo beautiful God. Tears rolled down, amazing, just amazing.

  • Garv October 16, 2012, 1:21 pm

    Very good story, not because it’s touching, bcz it makes me cry so much. Love u God…

  • Kathleen October 14, 2012, 12:50 am

    This really helped me picture out the place where they are now and it is paradise. It is relieving to know that there’s no hurt there and that they get to sit down with God and feel special.

    It helped me accept the scar and believe that God always has a reason for everything. He is always there and He loves us so much.

  • Adam October 13, 2012, 7:48 am

    The story is sad and touching, but, we believe that no more contact from God to people after prophets are all gone. The only messages from the almighty to people come through almighty’s messengers. No letters no words direct from God to any one anymore. People can and would dream about their dead loved ones and may have contact with their souls but God doesn’t send letters.

    Also, I read some comments about ‘God could not help the boy or why kids should suffer’. God can do whatever He wishes, however all people will meet their faith, they all will die. No one knows or can judge where, in heaven or hell, his loved ones are, nor anyone else for that matter. It is your belief and good deed or bad deed that puts you in here or there, of course after his almighty’s mercy..

  • Rebecca October 11, 2012, 1:09 am

    It is a great story, so true bringing out the aspect of life. Guaranteed to melt even the hardest heart.

  • Jasmina October 10, 2012, 11:10 am

    It was so beautiful, I cried from the time sally found the letter until the end. Thanks.

  • Aarushi October 10, 2012, 6:45 am

    I was just going to cry.

  • Chakravarti October 8, 2012, 3:12 am

    Ohh what a story, really touched.

  • RAJENDRA CHOUDHARY October 8, 2012, 2:45 am

    I have read all the comments but I feel sad that none of the readers have grasped the moral of the story – emulate what the little Jimmy has done donate your body organs for giving a new life to another human being.

  • Arienne October 7, 2012, 2:21 am

    The story is so very awesome, heart touching.

  • Lani October 6, 2012, 9:38 pm

    The other dimension presented here opens up my mind to the possible reasons of things hard to understand in man’s point of view.

  • Don October 2, 2012, 2:10 am

    Superb story!! I really love it………….hatz off to the author.

  • OLIVIA REDFIELD September 30, 2012, 7:12 am

    This makes me cry. Such a touching story.

  • Hardik Mittal September 26, 2012, 7:07 am

    Wonderful… I just cried… superb story..

  • Christyl September 24, 2012, 12:30 pm

    Awwwwwwww how sweet ^_^

  • Maggie September 22, 2012, 5:25 pm

    Honestly, I cried. I am a very sensitive person, but this story was worth the tears. God Bless You All. 🙂

  • Mahendra September 20, 2012, 6:52 am

    I can’t control my tears.

  • Anneth Agudon September 18, 2012, 7:00 am

    My tear is wepting ..what a very inspiring story, it’s like a true story in real life.

  • Jiji September 14, 2012, 11:55 pm

    Simply superb……

  • SAM September 13, 2012, 3:38 am

    Heart touching story.

  • Monika September 12, 2012, 7:01 am

    Ohhh such a heart touching story…..!!!

  • Nipun Shandilya September 10, 2012, 4:20 am

    This is awesome, really heart touching. I wish I could see that letter.

  • Jampa Dolma September 5, 2012, 9:47 am

    Tears rolled down my cheeks while reading this story…took me back to a few months ago when my two year old neice left this world because of leukemia. I hope she is with that little boy playing around and dancing as she always used to do..

  • Anjum September 4, 2012, 11:36 am

    Yes, it’s true that God doesn’t like to see His creation i.e. us suffer. That is why He does something reallly good in our favour which we don’t understand, but in the long span of time we realize that it was God’s will and probably it was the best possible option for us, bcoz it is HE who knows everything and HE is the master of everthing……

  • Toby September 3, 2012, 2:12 am

    Awesome story……. Am going to share with all of my friends. God’s love is so great!!!

  • Sheryn September 2, 2012, 5:07 am

    Awesome and touching story

  • Rakshith August 27, 2012, 1:21 am

    Really its a wonderful story.. I Loved it..

  • Sharad August 23, 2012, 3:05 am

    It’s heart touching story. I really like this story…

  • Nagapec August 22, 2012, 12:18 pm

    God is always there for us!

  • Harsh Ranawat August 21, 2012, 11:30 am

    Completely breath-taking. Couldn’t stop till the end.

  • Narender August 21, 2012, 2:36 am

    It is so emotional and heart touching story.

  • Dilip August 15, 2012, 8:22 am

    Heart touching!!!

  • Het Patel August 13, 2012, 7:55 am

    It is a touching real story. I need stories like this… the best story I have ever read!

  • Lindie August 9, 2012, 11:34 am

    I just want to say that this story brought tears to my eyes and I am going to share this story with my class. 🙂

  • Reena August 8, 2012, 10:55 pm

    Very good story. I like it & will never forget it.

  • Abhishek August 7, 2012, 3:22 am

    Wonderful story which tells us that pain and sufferings are part of life and death the last enemy but still hope faith and goodness are the greatest of all loved it. Whoever is the writer, salutes to him.

  • Malcolm August 6, 2012, 10:01 am

    Gr8 story I will to live forever after donating my body part so that after my die also I will live.

  • Ynamarie August 4, 2012, 8:21 am

    A very nice story!!! It makes me feel better…..

  • Pang Samarnh July 29, 2012, 1:29 am

    I love this story.

    It takes faith to assure us that life is worth more than what we can experience with our sensations. Though the writing is a little playful, I believe it makes great sense to the spiritual connection between God and man. And at points, we as parents, brothers, and friends need to accept such truth that our loved ones are at peace with god as they depart from us. Despite their absences (nothingness), it proves even more strongly that they are free from the bondage of this sick world. Unlike all of us who are reading this story, Yes, they are truly free.

    Thanks for the message anyways. Please keep sharing this thought to your folks.

  • Divya Prakash July 26, 2012, 5:23 pm

    When I read this story the way author get discribe the loving relationship between the mother and son it’s amazing and my words are not enough to define my feeling. Just speechless I literally cry. I can’t tell you what I feel at that point of time. HATS OFF to you mister author.

  • Emjay Madrigal July 25, 2012, 4:07 am

    How great! God is the most powerfull to all powerfull in the whole world…….learn to do pleasant thing while still alive to become one of those who will enter his paradise…I was touch and cried while reading because I feel happy for the little boy…….Good luck and more power….!

  • Loulou July 16, 2012, 11:44 am

    Touching story

  • Shreya July 16, 2012, 6:26 am

    Heart-touching story. I liked it.

  • sever July 15, 2012, 8:13 pm

    This story deeply touched my heart. It really reminded me that wherever I am and whatever I have in my life I must not be worried about even I encounter problems because God my Creator is always there guiding me…

    I thank you for this very wonderful and meaningful story …

  • keng July 15, 2012, 1:26 am

    I want to cry because of this story.

    So very touching story……..

  • Raghav July 8, 2012, 4:33 am

    Almighty is always wonderful

  • Rohit July 7, 2012, 2:41 pm

    I love you God…!!!

  • Irene July 7, 2012, 10:24 am

    This writing is fantasic!!!!

  • Sujeet & Neha Kumar July 4, 2012, 1:43 am

    Used to think about death, it is more painful..but aftert reading this story I realized that GOD is there to support you, love you, care for you, help you, guide you with LIFE and after LIFE as well..keep publishing more stories like this.. God bless you.

  • Sharan July 4, 2012, 2:02 am

    Really loved it

  • Chandrasekaran July 2, 2012, 4:59 pm

    The story is all with lots of love, affection, sacrifice, care for others, to be of use to university to cause a noble discovery that may help the coming generation, and above all the intimacy and love between the mom and son – very much inspiring ang heart touching, we are filled with tears in our eyes blurring our vision. We too join the mom in blaming the God – Where were you when they needed you most?

  • Neesha Haider July 1, 2012, 8:22 am

    Hey it is my first time that I am commenting on anyone’s story… unbelievable…. it made me cry and I don’t believe my self that I actually cried…. well it is really a heart touching story…

  • Ela June 25, 2012, 3:39 am

    Super great story 🙂

  • Vinod June 25, 2012, 2:28 am

    It’s really heart touching story…body will die but soul remains forever…do something such a way that people should cry when u leave this beautiful world…

    It is incredible…he is not dead he alive forever…

    Thank you for sharing this story…

  • Prashant Kumar Singh June 23, 2012, 12:09 pm

    This story brought tears to my eyes . A wonderful story .

  • Prasanth charles June 22, 2012, 1:47 pm

    Now I know where my sister is.

  • Paul June 22, 2012, 6:01 am

    I love u Jesus.

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  • Ann June 16, 2012, 1:27 am

    Thank you for sharing this story. It made me cry & smile at the same time.

  • Kshipra_van June 16, 2012, 12:02 am

    Wow!! This is really awesome….heart touching…Super like!!!

  • Merlin June 15, 2012, 5:28 am

    One of the best stories I have ever read.

  • GD June 15, 2012, 3:26 am

    Some moments of our life are very hard and painful. I realise these situations should be faced or tackled with happily and we should remember GOD…..

  • Durga June 9, 2012, 4:00 am

    It’s really a touching story. It makes me to think positive. I am really impressed.

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