Saturday, August 11, 2007

Pictures (:
&random ones at that!

Meetup at Punggol MRT the other day
&I almost got myself lost. (Yes, in a MRT station T.T)

I fell in love with this.
Pity the straw was too thin&I had difficulty drinking it. Lol.

Day out with Darling at Dhoby!
(Saw Xiaomark, btw)

I wanna change my hairstyle!
Any opinions?
Darling says the last hairstyle worked better T^T

Or maybe I should just chop my hair off.

&yes, I'll hold your hands to the end.

I hurried into the local department store to grab some last minute Christmas gifts. I looked at all the people and grumbled to myself.
I would be in there forever and I just had so much to do.
Christmas was beginning to become such a drag. I kinda wished that I could just sleep through Christmas.

But I hurried the best I could through all the people to the toy
department. Once again I kind of mumbled to myself at the prices
of all these toys.

And wondered if my grandkids would even play with them. I found
myself in the doll aisle.

Out of the corner of my eye I saw a little boy, about 5, holding a
lovely doll. He kept touching her hair and he held her so gently. I
could not seem to help myself. I just kept looking over at the little
boy and wondered who the doll was for. I watched him turn to a woman, and he called his aunt by name and said, "Are you sure I don't have enough money?"

She replied a bit impatiently, "You know that you don't have enough
money for it."

The aunt told the little boy not to go anywhere, that she had to
go get some other things and would be back in a few minutes. And then she left the aisle. The boy continued to hold the doll.

After a bit I asked the boy who the was for. He said, "It is the doll my sister wanted so badly for Christmas. She just knew that Santa would bring it."

I told him that maybe Santa was going to bring it. He said, "No,
Santa can't go where my sister is...I have to give the doll to my Mamma
to take to her."

I asked him where his sister was. He looked at me with the saddest
eyes and said, "She has gone to be with Jesus. My Daddy says that
Mama is going to have to go be with her." My heart nearly stopped beating.

Then the boy looked at me again and said, "I told my Daddy to tell
Mama not to go yet. I told him to tell her to wait till I got back from the store".

Then he asked me whether I would like to see his picture. I told
him I would love to. He pulled out some pictures he had taken
at the front of the store.

He said "I want my Mamma to take this with her so she don't ever
forget me."

"I love my Mama so very much and I wish she did not have to
leave me".

But Daddy says she will need to be with my sister."

I saw that the little boy had lowered his head and had grown so
very quiet.

While he was not looking, I reached into my purse and pulled out a
handful of bills. I asked the little boy, "Shall we count that money one more time?"

He grew excited and said "Yes, I just know it has to be enough".

So I slipped my money in with his, and we began to count it. Of
course it was plenty for the doll. He softly said, "Thank you, Jesus,
for giving me enough money."

Then the boy said "I just asked Jesus to give me enough money to
buy this doll, so Mama can take it with her, to give to my sister. And
He heard my prayer." I wanted to ask Him for enough to buy my Mama a white rose, but I didn't ask Him, but He gave me enough to buy the doll and a rose for my Mama. She loves white roses so very, very much".

In a few minutes the aunt came back, and I wheeled my cart away. I could not keep from thinking about the little boy as I finished my
shopping in a totally different spirit than when I had started.
And I kept remembering a story I had seen in the newspaper
several days earlier, about a drunk driver hitting a car and killing a little
girl and leaving the Mother in serious condition.

The family was deciding on whether to remove the life support. Now surely this little boy did not belong with that story.

Two days later, I read in the paper where the family had disconnected
the life support and the young woman had died.

I could not forget the little boy, and just kept wondering if the two were somehow connected.

Later that day, I could not help myself and I went out and bought
some white roses and took them to the funeral home, where the young
woman was. And there she was, holding a lovely white rose, the beautiful doll, and the picture of the little boy in the store.

I left there in tears, my life changed forever.

The love that little boy had for his little sister and his mother was overwhelming. And in a split second, a drunk driver had ripped the life of that little boy to pieces.

The best and most beautiful thing in world, cannot be seen or even
touched, but must be felt by the Heart!