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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 }
  • Rohith Sonu October 6, 2013, 1:34 pm

    It’s a very interest story. I love it, thank you for sharing.

  • Emmanuel October 5, 2013, 1:58 am

    Nice story, gives hope that the is wonderful life after death for good pipo.

  • Jayda September 24, 2013, 11:08 am

    This is a very sad story. My grandfather had cancer but now it is all better… wish it could be like that for more people.

  • Shrey September 22, 2013, 2:08 pm

    Heart touching.

  • Mahsa September 21, 2013, 6:30 am

    It was so beautiful…it brought tears to my eyes.

  • WOW September 21, 2013, 3:27 am

    I think that this is the best story I ever read. Thanks for this.

  • Sonakshi Gupta September 19, 2013, 4:38 am

    So amazing…

  • Hamid September 16, 2013, 8:12 am

    It is very nice story but I think is just a story and was not real. Reality is goal of any life.

  • Rona Arasain August 24, 2013, 6:48 am

    It was a very great and wonderful story that reflects how deep our faith to GOD – Our Creator.

    Spiritually I was really hooked up by the majesty of GOD.

  • Kiran chawla india August 18, 2013, 6:16 am

    Inspired to think positive.

  • Juliet Wachira August 16, 2013, 4:45 am

    A lovely story which reminds all that children are GOD’S gift and His love for us. Love it.

  • Prashant Samuel August 10, 2013, 3:33 am

    Really a touching fact….. God has planned everything for us…

  • Dhivya August 1, 2013, 1:08 pm

    Really awesome… it brought tears…

  • Anahita July 30, 2013, 10:37 am

    A very heartwarming and touching story.

  • Sandy Godia July 29, 2013, 3:12 am

    What a great feelings of that boy. Nothing to say but feel a lot. Thanks for sharing poster.

  • Hema July 18, 2013, 7:09 pm

    Thank you for posting this awesome story…..really heart touching……

  • Yashaswi Jain July 15, 2013, 6:12 am

    Nice stories.

  • Nisha Sharma July 15, 2013, 6:08 am

    These stories are awesome, outstanding, fabulous, mind blowing.

  • Rani July 10, 2013, 6:00 am

    Thank you for a nice story.

  • Jockin July 4, 2013, 6:52 am

    The story was heart touching I read the story what goes around comes around same way GOD knows the plan to lead us, but He needs good shepred and good people to work around and make a difference in life of people, GOD waits and GOD gives good suggestion when we seek Him, we will find Him that He reply to our prayers, petition and many more ways to interact with us. I have meet GOD in many ways BUT satan continuously plans how to spoil my life. But god on the other hand helps in all circumstances if ask or not ask because He is the Creator of ALL living and non Living things and HE CARES and HE wants us to know that you can make a difference just by meditating in this beautiful life which is invisible and visible world of god. INVISIBLE HEAVEN and VISIBLE EARTH and a way that makes a difference to SEE Heaven in Full GLORY.

  • M.Umar June 30, 2013, 1:09 am

    A sad story for me when I read the first 2 paragraphs because in these the mother felt the absence of her loving son.

  • Stephengalila June 30, 2013, 1:03 am

    Life is so unpredictable, love someone that you love with all of your heart.

  • Lubna June 23, 2013, 7:46 am

    This is a very touchy story…..

  • Doninic Chibuike June 18, 2013, 3:04 pm

    My heart skipped impulsively at every segment of this writeup. Am really touched. God bless you.

  • Harshkumar June 7, 2013, 11:28 am

    Very nice and heart touching story

  • Pradeep June 4, 2013, 3:21 pm

    Ohhhh my God, this was da best of all ……….

    I loved the way this was writen…..and yes it is true that God will be there always, but He knows what to give and what not……

    Best story, which made me cry!

  • Disha May 28, 2013, 6:51 pm

    No words to say. This story made me cry……. : (

  • Nandkishor May 28, 2013, 11:11 am

    This is awesome and wonderful touching story.

  • Niles May 23, 2013, 4:04 am

    I love this………..The Most

  • Asmita May 20, 2013, 3:27 am

    This is an awesome story and a motivational fact.

  • Leah May 13, 2013, 5:51 pm

    This story has changed my view on life, cancer is nothing but a coward, please spread this message, hopefully one day we will beat cancer.

  • Saisha Shrestha May 10, 2013, 10:33 pm

    Good story 🙂

  • Herodion Gapas May 4, 2013, 6:11 am

    I love this story…

  • Sreejith k v May 2, 2013, 3:37 pm

    I really loved it. This is the fist time I read a story in full. I really loved it.

  • Prabhaharan.v May 2, 2013, 4:23 am

    Heart touching story.

  • Teddy April 27, 2013, 11:22 am

    Nice story, very touching… but the reality is not comforting but disturbing… Sorry for breaking down all the beautiful meaning of your story.

  • Mantasha April 23, 2013, 1:18 pm

    This is very nice and a lovely story…..♥

  • Jake Corson April 20, 2013, 10:58 pm

    This story is truly inspiring it sure is also sad……..

  • Josué April 19, 2013, 7:43 pm

    This story is really heart touching, I always wonder where God is when I find about all the sufferings that the people have to go through, especially children…It’s a hard world we have to live in…but God is here, with us…

  • Naluvy April 18, 2013, 2:40 am

    *sob sob* it’s a very nice story.

  • Anjali Marawi April 16, 2013, 12:01 pm

    Very toching and teaches me God never leave His dear children alone.

  • Nhi April 11, 2013, 11:11 am

    So great, my heart is melting.

  • Vipin April 6, 2013, 3:52 pm

    Moved by the concern of the little one for his mom… How brave could he be to write this letter before departing to the world of eternal happiness from the world of miseries…

    How beautiful is his love for his mom… How amazing is his positive outlook about death….

    God… I crying?

  • Jiaroll April 6, 2013, 9:43 am

    Yeah, it made me think of the time when Jesus on the cross. I can’t imagine the pain in God’s heart when watching his son, Jesus on the cross. I think, no father in this world could stand watching his son die in such a terrible way. But because He loves us, He’s willing to do this for us.

  • Nene April 2, 2013, 6:20 pm

    Speechless, watery eyes as a mum….yeah a heart touching and painful story.

    Thanks for sharing. Great and Marvelous are your dids Lord. We love you always.

  • Lara April 2, 2013, 7:17 am

    It’s a very nice story.

  • Subra March 18, 2013, 8:03 pm


  • Giacomo March 1, 2013, 6:30 am

    This is one of the saddest stories I’ve ever read.. it’s very touching!

  • Nova February 28, 2013, 3:07 am

    God either gives you healing or heaven…

  • The guy February 25, 2013, 1:08 pm

    No words…

  • Mangphangs February 23, 2013, 7:42 am

    Wow wow

  • Saidingliana Sailo February 20, 2013, 12:22 pm

    It is really touching me, life is so beautiful. Man can never understand God’s endless love unto us and could never understand what he had planned for his beloved ones!!!

  • Mayuri Makwana February 16, 2013, 9:10 am

    His understanding is shy for today’s youth… very emotional and also… giving enjoyment and value of human kind… superb feelings… superb… great.

  • Balusamy.c February 15, 2013, 5:41 am

    The author of this touching story has beautifully picturised true love and the technique to solace those with grief. Wonderful!

  • Jagriti February 14, 2013, 5:23 am

    Awesome story.

  • Jelai January 30, 2013, 1:01 pm

    I really love the story…

  • Han January 29, 2013, 7:30 am

    A very touching story

  • Tony Lobo January 28, 2013, 3:21 am

    I am so happy I cannot explain, what a beautiful true story you have written, you have given strength to millions of children and people like me. The letter from the boy to his mother is true I believe. Thanks for this beautiful message, and God, Jesus and little children who are in heave bless you. Bye, Tony.

  • Azuka Chukwuanu January 20, 2013, 3:34 pm

    This is the story of the season. I love God who loved me first.
    Thanks to anyone who posted this story.

  • Martin January 13, 2013, 7:18 am

    Hi! I’m Martin. Nice to meet you guys! It’s a wonderful and a heartwarming story. I cried a little.

  • Dess January 5, 2013, 1:12 pm

    Truly inspirational story, really makes one realized that no one should ever complain what life may brings us coz it’s God plan for us… 🙂

  • Vico January 5, 2013, 2:52 am

    I love this story because it’s about Jesus. Jesus loves all the children of the world, He died for them, and show all of us the ways to the father. Let us pray for all the children of the world.

  • Gourav Jasrotia January 4, 2013, 8:23 am

    Very, very peaceful story 🙂 .. Awesome work author…

  • Sreenath January 2, 2013, 3:10 am

    This story makes me cry…!

  • Faraz January 1, 2013, 12:38 am

    One of the best painful stories I have ever read, really heart touching..

    and God is always there to help us..

  • Loving December 20, 2012, 7:21 am

    We should never ask God why he does things, we should realize that God did it for one purpose and if it was that his purpose we must just agree, remember God gave us life and taking it away when he thinks is the best time.

  • Mahinder Bedi December 19, 2012, 7:46 am

    It is a heartfelt story. My salute to the writer. Thanks.

  • Shaheer December 11, 2012, 2:03 pm

    This is an emotional and touching story.

  • Suryanarayana Murthy December 5, 2012, 8:17 am

    Heart touching and inspiring one. May god bless the author who has written this. This has moved me a lot.

  • Tanuj December 4, 2012, 10:55 am

    Heart touching story. Made me cry I am not so old.

    Thanks to ‘acedmic tips’ for this lovely story.

  • Lijin Perumal November 29, 2012, 6:10 am

    Very nice and touching story.

  • Bharat Joshi November 26, 2012, 7:13 am

    This is not a story, it must be real. My eyes are filled with tears it’s so good. Thank you God, You make us and bless us. Amen.

  • James November 24, 2012, 8:26 am

    Well it’s a nice story but just one thing makes me suspicious is of how people think of life after death…the thing is we don’t know what is like after death and we cannot say that the dead are already in heaven..there is still a judgement day to come. However for a child who was born not long enough to experience the good and bad, maybe it will do..

  • Juanita November 22, 2012, 1:22 pm

    Awesome, sad, painful but great understanding story.

  • Shilpa November 18, 2012, 1:14 pm

    It’s such a heart touching story that it brought tears into my eyes. Mother child relation is above all relations on this earth n the story proves so….

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