FW: The doll and the Rose


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> The Doll and the Rose

> I was walking around in a store. I saw a

> Cashier hand this little boy his money back saying

> "I'm sorry, but you don't have enough money to buy

> This doll."

> Then the little boy turned to the old woman

> Next to him: ''Granny, are you sure I don't have

> Enough money?''

> The old lady replied: ''You know that you

> Don't have enough money to buy this doll, my dear.''

> Then she asked him to stay there for 5

> Minutes while she went to look around. She left

> Quickly.

> The little boy was still holding the doll in
> His hand.
> Finally, I walked toward him and I asked him

Who he wished to give this doll to.

> "It's the doll that my sister loved most and

> Wanted so much for this Christmas. She was so sure that Santa

> Claus would bring it to her."

> I replied to him that maybe Santa Claus will

> Bring it to her after all, and not to worry.

> But he replied to me sadly. "No, Santa Claus

> Can't bring it to her where she is now. I have to

> Give the doll to my mommy so that she can give it to

> My sister when she goes there."

> His eyes were so sad while saying this. "My

> Sister has gone to be with God. Daddy says that

> Mommy is going to see God very soon too, so I

> Thought that she could take the doll with her to

> Give it to my sister.''

> My heart nearly stopped.

> The little boy looked up at me and said: "I

> Told daddy to tell mommy not to go yet. I need her

> To wait until I come back from the m all."

> Then he showed me a very nice photo of him

> Where he was laughing. He then told me "I want mommy

> To take my picture with her so she won't forget me."

> "I love my mommy and I wish she doesn't have

> To leave me, but daddy says that she has to go to be

> With my little sister."

> Then he looked again at the doll with sad

> Eyes, very quietly.

> I quickly reached for my wallet and said to

> The boy. "What if we checked again, just in case you

> Do have enough money?''

> "OK" he said "I hope that I have enough." I

> Added some of my money to his without him seeing and

> We started to count it. There was enough for the

> Doll and even some spare money.

> The little boy said: "Thank you God for

> Giving me enough money!"

> Then he looked at me and added "I asked

> Yesterday before I slept for God to make sure I have

> Enough money to buy this doll so that mommy can give

> It to my sister. He heard me!''

> "I also wanted to have enough money to buy a

> White rose for my mommy, but I didn't dare to ask

> God for too much. But He gave me enough to buy the

> Doll and a white rose.''

> "My mommy loves white roses."

> A few minutes later, the old lady came again

> And I left with my basket.

> I finished my shopping in a totally

> Different state from when I started. I couldn't get the little boy

> Out of my mind.

> Then I remembered a local newspaper article

> 2 days ago, which mentioned of a drunk man in a truck, who hit

> A car, where there was one young lady and a little

> Girl.

> The little girl died right away, and the

> Mother was left in a critical state. The family had

> To decide whether to pull the plug on the

> Life-assisting machine, because the young lady would

> Not be able to recover from the coma.

> Was this the family of the little boy?

> Two days after this encounter with the

> Little boy, I read in the newspaper that the young

> Lady had passed away.

> I couldn't stop myself as I bought a bunch

> Of white roses and I went to the funeral home where

> The body of the young woman was exposed for people

> To see and make last wishes before burial.

> She was there, in her coffin, holding a

> Beautiful white rose in her hand with the photo of

> The little boy and the doll placed over her chest.

> I left the place, teary-eyed, feeling that

> My life had been changed forever. The love that this

> Little boy had for his mother and his sister is

> Still, to this day, hard to imagine. And in a

> Fraction of a second, a drunk driver had taken all

> This away from him.

> Now you have 2 choices:

> 1) Repost this message.

> 2) Ignore it as if it never touched your

> heart

> For those that prefer to think that God is

> not watching over us....go ahead and delete this.

> For the rest of us.....pass this on.


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