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    Aug 17, 2009, 11:26 PM

    This may make you cry but it is an inspiring little story so thought I would share again and this seemed the perfect place..

    THE LETTER

    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
    Send 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.
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    #122

    Aug 17, 2009, 11:32 PM

    Wow M. That's a wonderful story.

    I'm not crying, there's something in my eye.

    That's my story and I'm sticking to it!
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    #123

    Aug 17, 2009, 11:36 PM

    Another good one that Jo sent me.

    Our 14 year old dog, Abbey, died last month. The day after she died, my 4 year old daughter Meredith was crying and talking about how much she missed Abbey. She asked if we could write a letter to God so that when Abbey got to heaven, God would recognize her. I told her that I thought we could so she dictated these words:

    Dear God,

    Will you please take care of my dog? She died yesterday and is with you in heaven. I miss her very much. I am happy that you let me have her as my dog even though she got sick.

    I hope you will play with her. She likes to play with balls and to swim. I am sending a picture of her so when you see her. You will know that she is my dog. I really miss her.

    Love, Meredith.

    We put the letter in an envelope with a picture of Abbey and Meredith, and addressed it to God/Heaven. We put our return address on it. Then Meredith pasted several stamps on the front of the envelope because she said it would take lots of stamps to get the letter all the way to heaven. That afternoon she dropped it into the letter box at the post office. A few days later, she asked if God had gotten the letter yet. I told her that I thought He had.

    Yesterday, there was a package wrapped in gold paper on our front porch addressed, 'To Meredith '... in an unfamiliar hand writing. Meredith opened it. Inside was a book by Mr. Rogers called, 'When a Pet Dies'. Taped to the inside front cover was the letter we had written to God in its opened envelope. On the opposite page was the picture of Abbey & Meredith and this note:


    Dear Meredith,

    Abbey arrived safely in heaven. Having the picture was a big help. I recognized Abbey right away. Abbey isn't sick anymore. Her spirit is here with me just like it stays in your heart. Abbey loved being your dog.

    Since we don't need our bodies in heaven, I don't have any pockets to keep your picture in, so I am sending it back to you in this little book for you to keep and have something to remember Abbey by.

    Thank you for the beautiful letter and thank your mother for helping you write it and sending it to me. What a wonderful mother you have. I picked her especially for you.

    I send my blessings every day and remember that I love you very much.

    By the way, I'm easy to find, I am wherever there is love.

    Love,
    God
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    #124

    Aug 17, 2009, 11:37 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by friend4u178 View Post
    This may make you cry but it is an inspiring little story so thought I would share again and this seemed the perfect place..

    THE LETTER

    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
    send 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.
    That is really beautiful and yes,bring on the tissues,but its not the bad tears ,the good kind.Thank-you.
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    #125

    Aug 17, 2009, 11:44 PM

    Another beautiful one Jo sent.

    Turn the sound on.

    YouTube - Amazing Hand Shadow show by Raymond Crowe
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    #126

    Aug 17, 2009, 11:47 PM
    YouTube - Lion Cub Reunion

    Again, sound on.
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    #127

    Aug 17, 2009, 11:49 PM

    Had to spread the love but that story was great Alty.


    Artsy glad you liked the story I posted.
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    #128

    Aug 17, 2009, 11:52 PM

    Great story, friend. Made me cry and you know you never see me in the "religious" section.
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    #129

    Aug 17, 2009, 11:53 PM
    Oh and the hand puppets!!
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    #130

    Aug 18, 2009, 01:19 AM
    Alty sent me these in an e-mail last night, they were sent to her by Starby..

    They are beautiful and she wanted to share them but couldn't get the pics out of the e-mail haha
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    Aug 18, 2009, 01:21 AM
    Only 5 attachements at a time pffffft!
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    #132

    Aug 18, 2009, 01:45 AM

    That last one is my favorite!!
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    Aug 18, 2009, 02:31 AM
    Dear Starbuck8, a.k.a. Starby and Jo,

    YOU will never be forgotten...

    When I called upon you so many times to help others, you were there as soon as you could be. You did so without failing to do so. You gave so many words of wisdom that were of so much help to others...

    Your words meant so much to so many.. You were so loving and kind.. The influence on the lives that you touched with the way that you treated them and the loving-kindness that you showed toward them will go on forever!

    You were part of a special group of people here. All of us are special, but there are always those who will seek out those who are like themselves and form a special bond... It was very much like a family with you here! I very much enjoyed speaking with you on the phone and communicating with you in other ways...

    You were very courageous in the physical battle that you fought...

    Now, we have lost a member of our family... We all are grieving...

    I and We miss you Starby! But, I know, that someday, WE WILL meet again!

    Much LOVE to YOU and YOURS, JO!

    See you, later! :)

    Craig
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    #134

    Aug 18, 2009, 03:43 AM

    That was beautiful Clough, very well said.

    Here is another email from Starby to Alty...

    You have to download the file (it's a powerpoint presentation) but it is well worth it!!

    Thesimplelife.pps

    Click on the link and then click the click here to dowload on that page :)
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    #135

    Aug 18, 2009, 09:03 AM

    I second Shazzy on that Clough, very well said. :)
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    #136

    Aug 18, 2009, 09:33 AM

    Thanks Shazzy. I appreciate it. :)
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    Aug 18, 2009, 10:45 AM

    Ah Shazzy, I just got the powerpoint downloaded. I was full of wonderful pictures! :) Thanks!
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    #138

    Aug 18, 2009, 05:06 PM

    I'm sending the card to her family tomorrow.

    Still time for anyone that wants me to include a message.
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    Aug 18, 2009, 06:21 PM

    You guys are all just so sweet! BIG BIG HUGS to my kiddo's! I will get back on again ASAP for sure! That us waaaaayyyyyyy toooooo long not to talk to you Starty girl. Big Snugwy KP and... well you guys know who loves you! I will keep you updated, and try and fill you all in next time, and I hope it's not rushed. Lub Lub Lub you guys big time! Got to go... time is up! Ttys Be good!

    PG 26, post number 253...

    I hope no one gets mad at me for this or thinks that I'm morbid or something, and who knows someone may have already posted this... but this was her last post.
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    Aug 18, 2009, 06:23 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by jenniepepsi View Post
    PG 26, post number 253...

    i hope no one gets mad at me for this or thinks that im morbid or something, and who knows someone may have already posted this... but this was her last post.
    On which thread Jenni?

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