Wednesday, February 27, 2013

drink and drive. .

I was walking around in a Big
Bazar store making shopping,
when I saw a Cashier talking
to a 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 this doll."
Then the little boy turned to
me and asked: ''Uncle, are you sure I don't have enough
I counted his cash and replied:
''You know that you don't
have enough money to buy
the doll, my dear.'' 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 . I wanted to Gift her for
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
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 him where he was laughing. He then told me,
"I want mommy to take my
picture with her so my sister
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
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 with out 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
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
and a white rose. My mommy
loves white
roses." 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
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 decide
whether to pull the plug on
the 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
I went to the funeral home
where the body of the young
woman was exposed 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 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.
Please DO NOT DRINK & DRIVE. The value of a man or woman
resides in what he or she gives,
not in what they are capable
of receiving.



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