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
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Your story now has touched my heart. This was so sweet. Your giving is now giving back to you in so many ways. Love this post today. Happy Sunday.ReplyDelete
Kris, I gave the mother money to buy Nathan a gift from his new "Nana Susu".... he may see that giving sometimes gets. Speaking of getting...bless your heart..I got a wonderful gift from you yesterday in the mail. I love it. You are so kind. I am so blessed to have you as my blog sister. It makes me happy. xoxo,SusieReplyDelete
Beautiful story, will include him in my prayers.ReplyDelete
Thank you , I feel I will have them in my prayers plenty. xoxo,SusieDelete
What an awesome story! This is what Christmas is about......the little ones.ReplyDelete
Susan, You are so right....the joy of a child at Christmas is worth seeing. Most times it doesn't take a lot to give a child Christmas. Blessings, xoxo,SusieDelete
I must be getting old and weepy! This makes me have tears in my eyes. I am sure that little boy felt special to be treated just like any other kid, What a blessing for him and for you...Thanks for sharing that here. I will keep that family in my prayers. xo DianaReplyDelete
Diana, I did give the mom some money on Saturday. Told her to buy Nathan a gift from his new Nana Susu. She thanked me, she knew it was from the heart, not from pity. One day when he is grown , maybe he will recall and then ring the bell himself. When we touch a child life, I hope I am with kindness.xoxo,SusieDelete
What a beautiful story and you are a real sweet heart to take time to not just stand and ring a bell, but to take interest in a child and bless him. I love your little angel story.ReplyDelete
Thank you Nonnie. That child could have melted anyone's heart. I think Nathan will remember the day he rang the bell too. That is what makes me feel good. Bless you, xoxo,SusieDelete
You have a kind soul- and your story is a good lesson to everyone to slow down and notice those around us. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
Terri, Thank you so much. I want to be kind because I know it matters. I have been blessed with my kind people in my life. God sent me a guardian angel when I was 10...a lady from the church how took me to church, church camp, showed me manners and taught me to be nice. xoxo,SusieDelete
That is such a sweet and touching story. It's so hard to think of kids having to overcome so much like that. I guess it's good that his family can at least afford the health care that he needs and will hopefully continue to get better as he ages.ReplyDelete
Kelly, I think when it comes to children , Drs, and hospital should volunteer their help for free to help a kid look or be able to live decently. It's too heartbreaking to even think about how much they suffer. His mom seems to be on top of the procedures he's gone thru. Blessings, xoxo,SusieDelete
What a sweet story. You are such a kind and considerate person. You touched a young person's heart and I'm sure he will never forget you or the day he rang the bell.ReplyDelete
Kathy, It hurts to think of kids in need. Or the suffering some will go through. I hope Nathan remembers his fun time...maybe when he is older he will want to help ring the bell. xoxo,SusieDelete
This is so touching. There's so many out there like that and it breaks my heart. We should consider ourselves so blessed to have healthy children. Bless you my sweet friend. You have a heart of gold. Hugs, xoReplyDelete
Susie, I keep thinking of this boy..it just kills me to think of the rough road he will have to travel. I pray God is with him every step. Thank you for your kind words. Thinking of you and hoping you are doing much better and will be yourself by the new year. xoxo,SusieDelete
Susie, thanks so much for sharing! You honestly made this child so very happy and I know his mother appreciated it! I'd say you were definitely an "Angel" ~ you do so much for so many and brighten all our lives.ReplyDelete
Thank you Pat, your sweet words means so much. I am hoping Nathan rings his bell at home all Christmas. Blessings, xoxo,SusieDelete
A beautiful story, Susie. Thank you for sharing it. He is a precious child, indeed. :~)ReplyDelete
Sheri, I know his mom works the grocery now...so I can stay in touch. I pray for that young boy...he has a rough road ahead. Blessings, xoxo,SusieDelete