I told daddy to tell mommynot to go yet. I need her to wait until I come back from the mall.
Mungkin Anda sudah menerima cerita di bawah ini dari sumber lain, karena
telah beredar kemana-mana, tetapi tak ada salahnya untuk merenungkannya
pada akhir minggu.
Cerita-cerita menyentuh yang luhur seperti di bawah ini dapat
mengingatkan kita sejenak bahwa ada nilai-nilai luhur yang harus diraih
di samping kesulitan2 sehari-hari yang terus kita geluti.
Yang patut dipuji adalah bahwa sang ayah (dan tentunya si ibu
sebelumnya) bisa menyiapkan anak yang polos ini menghadapi kematian ibu
dan adiknya dengan begitu bagus dan menyentuh.
Subject: FW: [AMIGO] Re: Fw: FW: Wow, what a story
Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2008 12:10:14 +0200
From: HBoltze <hboltze@inter. nl.net>
I was walking around in a Target store, when I saw a Cashier hand
this little boy some money back..
The boy couldn’t have been more than 5 or 6 years old.
The Cashier said, ‘I’m sorry, but you don’t have enough money to buy
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 just 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
‘It’s the doll that my sister loved most and wanted so much for Christmas.
She was sure that Santa Claus would bring it to her.’
I replied to him that maybe Santa Claus would 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 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 mall.’
Then he showed me a very nice photo of himself. He was laughing.
He then told me ‘I want mommy to take my picture with her so she won’t
‘I love my mommy and I wish she didn’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. ‘Suppose we check
again, just in case you do have enough money for the doll!”
‘OK’ he said, ‘I hope I do 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 last night before I went to
sleep for God to make sure I had enough money to buy this doll, so that
mommy could 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 returned and I left with my basket.
I finished my shopping in a totally different state of mind from when I
I couldn’t get the little boy out of my mind.
Then I remembered a local news paper article two days ago, which
mentioned a drunk man in a truck, who hit a car occupied by a young
woman and a little girl.
The little girl died right away, and the mother was left in a critical
state. The family had to life-sustaining machine, because the young
woman 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 news
paper that the young woman 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 for people to see
and make last wishes before her 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
for ever.. The love that the little boy had for his mother and his
still, to this day, hard to imagine.
And in a fraction of a second, a drunk driver had taken all this away
Now you have 2 choices:
1) Send this message to others, or
2) Ignore it as if it never touched your heart.
The quote of the month is by Jay Leno: ‘With hurricanes, tornados,
fires out of control, mud slides, flooding, severe thunderstorms tearing up
the country from one end to another, and with the threat of bird flu and
terrorist attacks, ‘Are we sure this is a good time to take God out of the
Pledge of Allegiance?’
For those who prefer to think that God is not watching over us delete
this, for the others … pass it on!