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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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  • Jeevan Singh Thakur December 27, 2016, 9:25 am

    It is really heart touching story and I was crying when I was reading the story. God is the good artist, God has lots of colors. I’m a pint of this creating nature by my lovely God.I love you God I love you. I can not evaluate.

    Jeevan from ………..Himachal Pradesh

  • Abdul Moiz December 9, 2016, 10:50 am

    A very touching story and God is great

  • Kathy McConnell. (KANDE) December 5, 2016, 6:41 pm

    I lost my sister Occt 4,2006. I feel that is my fault, because i had gastric by-pass and lost alot of weight. My sister was always very over weight. It made her depressed all the time.People can be so cruel. She always wanted to be like me. The night before surgery she said she changed her mind. I told her it was what she wanted and not to be afraid. She was in the hospital 13 months.Doctor ERROR. I have not forgiven myself. After reading this story, your little boy has lifted my spirit, thank you so much now i know she is happy with Jesus , and doesn’t hurt anymore. Wiith love to you Sally.

  • Regina October 20, 2016, 1:57 pm

    WOW! God never seem to amaze me how, HOW GREAT IS OUR GO.

  • Anyaegbunam Gospel October 8, 2016, 2:41 am

    Thank u JESUS for life changing and challenging documentation like this.

  • Nick September 26, 2016, 3:34 pm

    So cute made me cry 🙂

  • chainga September 13, 2016, 4:30 am

    Very nice story……….Wonderful!

  • Josh Ngoya September 6, 2016, 6:39 am

    This touching story is imensely good and made me thinking on places i’ve never been. Wow!

  • Neha July 24, 2016, 11:35 am

    Wow !!!!!!!!!
    What a heart touching story …
    Really ….. Loved it

  • Vitus Owen July 9, 2016, 10:24 am

    Beautiful and heart touching

  • Vitus Owen July 9, 2016, 10:15 am

    Awesome and heart touching story..

  • Tia June 25, 2016, 10:03 pm

    Wao…. story that really touch my students. thanks.

  • saher June 8, 2016, 4:16 am

    Its really an emotional story

  • Chinna June 3, 2016, 10:27 am

    It’s a heart touching story

  • Srinivas June 3, 2016, 8:13 am

    Such a nice story I had never saw such type of story. When I read this story my eyes not clear because it’s raining.thanks you so much for this

  • Syed. Nazeer May 25, 2016, 6:34 am

    This is too good life realization it is not story it’s a real human feels at every closer relation at them. Me too realized felt happy .

  • Syed. Nazeer May 25, 2016, 6:30 am

    I love this story again and again because my dad has left us with the disease of peralasis including heart attack, after reading it I had realized he shifted in safe and happy place but God please give a one chance to write one letter for us from my father please God…….

  • THANKGOD May 13, 2016, 5:12 pm

    It is a very good story, heart touching and simple to understand.

  • Eshani April 26, 2016, 1:40 am

    Heart touching story…

  • Mahesh babu April 10, 2016, 10:08 pm

    This wonderful story,touching one
    -Thank you

  • Cessyie April 8, 2016, 3:36 pm

    This post just gave me hope on my mum’s death. Thank you.

  • Saraswathi March 20, 2016, 9:50 am

    My son loved the story. He said he loves me a lot and always will.

  • Heyle March 9, 2016, 8:25 am

    It’s a beautiful story

  • Al Salt September 22, 2015, 1:02 am

    This story touched me so deeply that I’m crying the way I cried the day I buried my Dad and I’m now 79 years old. I loved my Dad so much, he was the greatest Dad in the world. I’ve missed him everyday since Jan 1970. I know how this mother felt about her Son. There is so much caring and love for him by her, that is the way I still feel about My Dad. I pray that God brought him home to Him, because I know that will be the only way I will see Dad again.

  • Aashish September 17, 2015, 9:19 am

    This really is an amazing story I read. Truly amazing ..awesome

  • Luong Hoang Minh September 16, 2015, 7:23 pm

    I lost my 10 years old son in Nov. 8, 2002 from a fishing trip at Lake Tawakoni.
    This Sad Story reminds me of my son.

    Thank you the unknow Author!


  • Bomikazi May 2, 2015, 6:38 am

    A heart touching story that can help people heal from wounds of loosing their loved ones.

  • Gathusman March 10, 2015, 7:41 am

    I love my son more than anything

  • Leon February 4, 2015, 1:29 am

    This story is soooooo heart warming

  • Rock'in red raper January 11, 2015, 3:15 am

    I liked this story… I thank you for it… in fact i love this story 🙂 one of the best….. God Bless. Friends, go out and express your love and care to whomsoever as early as possible…the story is heart melting…i guess we wont be able to write letters from heaven but may we not find ourselves in a position there where we would regret for words not spoken while we were alive…LIFEs Great…PLEASE KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK 🙂

  • Swapan upadhyay January 6, 2015, 7:23 am

    Oh! great story

  • Alyssa Ilaguison December 3, 2014, 1:09 am

    Love it.

  • Hoa December 2, 2014, 12:00 pm

    Tears fell down from my eyes while I read this story. How wonderful story I’ve read.

  • Nagendra November 28, 2014, 10:00 am

    One has to accept the barriers and live happily as everything will be in the right place

  • Shilpa November 25, 2014, 6:05 am

    Sometimes life is like that, we need some reality checks to remind us that no matter where we are or what we are doing God is always with us. Read this story just when I needed it , THANKS………..

  • Chaba November 18, 2014, 11:17 am

    Touching story… God bls

  • Minh Phan October 10, 2014, 10:39 am

    Way to go!

  • Sen September 21, 2014, 12:40 pm

    Really touching… my god you are great!!!!!

  • Chetan suthar September 16, 2014, 5:48 am

    Superb story….!!!

  • Sasha July 22, 2014, 11:36 am

    Now I miss my mom bcoz I stay in hostel and I am even suffering from jondice so m also feeling a little this way….awesome… I love it…I wish if my mom could be here… give some good night kisses to me… I miss u mom….

  • Misha minz July 19, 2014, 3:03 pm

    This is a awesome story which touched my heart and my tears rolled down from my eyes. This is the best story i have ever read.
    _ Thank you.

  • Alvin P. Cabiguin July 18, 2014, 12:04 am

    What a touching story. I nearly got tearing because of this. It made me realize that death is not too bad after all. I love how the child did say his goodbye to her mother so that she will not live a miserable life because of his death 🙂

  • Sumaiya July 17, 2014, 6:21 am

    This story makes me cry…..really its a heart touching story……i just pray from god plz help the person or child who is suffering from this dangerous deseses like cancer

  • Srimalavika July 14, 2014, 10:11 am

    It is a wonderful story

  • Alisha July 10, 2014, 2:21 am

    Nice story…

  • sheetal June 29, 2014, 9:14 pm

    “Really nice story”! thank’s for it. I also have some problem like this only, but from this story,I learn so…

  • Deepa and chirag June 15, 2014, 8:19 am

    Very touching…….this story made me cry

  • Manisha vhatkar May 30, 2014, 8:59 am

    I really want to help cancer patient this story is really motivating me to help cancer patient more and more thank u for this story.

  • K Dhileep May 15, 2014, 1:23 am

    It is a very heart touching story. It’s really hard to imagine the pain of a mother loosing her beloved son/daughter.

  • Ratera Teeta May 14, 2014, 8:43 pm

    This is a wonderful story, it makes me laugh and also makes me feel sorry for those who have cancer.

    Thank you

  • Ali May 4, 2014, 8:04 am


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  • Jothi kasinathan April 11, 2014, 5:15 am

    Very touching, lovely….

  • A Catholic Teen April 7, 2014, 7:56 pm

    This is really touching because I heard this as a sermon as a little girl. I will never forget it because of the priest. Most of the priests at my parish are nice, but this guy was the king of grouches. I never saw him smile until he read this. I’ll never forget the look on Father’s face. He died a year ago and this made me cry in memory of him. Thank you and God bless you.

  • A.Mrudula March 30, 2014, 1:46 am

    Jesus is the God of wonders…He can heal the person an make him perfect on earth…He’s the lord who can make the impossible things to possible..

  • Adarsh March 22, 2014, 2:24 am

    What a lovely story

  • Amira March 20, 2014, 9:58 pm

    This is a really sad story it made me cry 🙁 🙁

  • Autumn March 19, 2014, 12:08 pm

    For my Language Arts class I am writing a similar story about a girl that had cancer, but she fights forever and ever until one day her body just gives out. Her name is Lyda Smith, when I get done with the story I will save on here.

  • Sean March 5, 2014, 12:47 pm

    But if “GOD” created the universe and everything in it, why did he create SATAN?

  • Mandeep February 9, 2014, 12:01 pm

    It’s reaily nice story. Only person can realize the value this story whoever lost their friends and realative with cancer.

  • Gayathri January 22, 2014, 1:05 pm

    This story is really awesome… heart melting… if anyone whom we love is not with us, the life doesn’t end there… life has to go on… one day our life will be changed as we like….

  • Naresh Mora January 14, 2014, 8:03 am

    Thank you my God and that friend whoever wrote this story. Thanks to everyone.

  • Becca December 28, 2013, 4:36 pm

    This story would be a little more interesting if the part about “eating” in heaven was true. The bibles tells us that when we are in heaven we will be quenched from our thirst. We won’t be hungry or thirsty ever again, neither feel tired or anything like that. We will be happy forever without any worries…

  • Zoya khan November 22, 2013, 9:00 am

    Nice story

  • Jessica November 15, 2013, 12:46 pm

    Just Beautiful!!!

  • Veda November 8, 2013, 11:39 am

    This story was an eye catch,
    My heart, till now, no story could touch.
    It was beautiful, I found no match,
    Thank you, The Author, very much.

  • Patrick October 30, 2013, 9:32 pm

    This is a great story because it reminds me of a time when my grandmother died and I was so sad like the mother was in the story that is why I like this story.

    Patrick 7 yrs. old

  • Jayakrishna October 26, 2013, 7:12 pm

    Heart touching story…!

  • Tung October 24, 2013, 8:31 am

    This boy is special. I love him. This is the best story I have read.

  • Vinita October 18, 2013, 3:47 am

    The author must be a very kind hearted person!!! God bless you always for having such a pure & Merciful heart!!

  • April October 17, 2013, 11:45 am

    What a very nice and remarkable story… 🙂 Thank you for sharing.

  • Anonymous October 16, 2013, 11:19 am

    Made me cry I’m 10.

  • Alia October 15, 2013, 10:14 am

    This story is so touching I couldn’t stop my tears.

  • Aman October 15, 2013, 8:37 am

    This story is very, very inspirational. If anyone reads this story recommending him/her at place of sally then this story can bring tears in his/her eyes…

    Very good story.

  • Zels October 9, 2013, 11:41 am

    Good one:):)

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