Sunday, December 14, 2014
An Angel Child....
I noticed him watching me from the floral dept . of the grocery. So I rang the bell in his direction and smiled. He was getting excited. So his mom brought him over to put money in the kettle. He dropped his coins in and started to dance a bit. He reached into his pockets and got two more pennies out and put them in the kettle. I said, "God bless your heart, you have given all your money to the poor. Now poor children will have some Christmas. " The I gave him a small bell we were handing out to children who gave. He started ringing his little bell and smiling .
Yesterday, I go back to the grocery. I asked the florist if she remembered the boy and his mom. She said they go to her church. She is explaining who the grandparents were. I did not know them. She tells me then that the mother was working in their office right then. I thanked her and went looking for that young mother.
I found the mom at the office. I explained that I could not stop thinking of her son ringing the bell and giving all his coins. She said he had been up that very morning ringing his little bell. So I told her I knew a bit about birth defects as my own twins were each born with one. She told me her son had already had 13 surgeries on his hands and was in PT learning to use a new thumb, made from one of his fingers. Your thumb is 50 percent use of your hand . The mother and the angel boy have a long road ahead. They are in my prayers.
Just telling this story because that child touched my heart. Wishing all of you a beautiful Sunday. XO