Good morning! This time at “The BlogAdda Weekly” we bring to you a new story. As the new year has started unfolding its new chapters, let’s dive into the world of fresh and beautiful stories. Life is unpredictable at certain points and we are going to talk about the same. So, put on your reading glasses and get ready to read “The Unexpected Gift” which is a touching story and will make your heart melt!
I was walking around in a 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 this doll.” 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 towards him and asked who he wished to give this doll to. 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. But he replied to me sadly, “No, Santa Claus can’t bring it to her where she is now. I have to give the doll to my mommy so that she can give it to my sister when she goes there. 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. 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 that she doesn’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 sister.” Then he looked at the doll with sad eyes.
I quickly reached for my wallet and said, “Suppose we check again, just in case you do have enough money for the doll?” I added some of my money to him 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, “Last night before I went to sleep I prayed to God that I have 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. 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 newspaper 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 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 forever. 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.
Well, isn’t it beautiful to see innocence pouring and that immense love for the family? This is how life is, the unexpected happens at any point of time. Life has many things to offer, it’s always our perception towards these things. This is all for this week’s “The BlogAdda Weekly” series. Stay tuned till we return with another interesting story on Wednesday here at BlogAdda!