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>>On the last day before Christmas, I hurried to go to the
>>supermarket to buy the remaining of the gifts I didn't manage to buy
>>earlier. When I saw all the people there, I started to complain to
>>myself: 'It is going to take forever here and I still have so many other
>>places to go...' 'Christmas really is getting more and more annoying
>>every year. How I wish I could just lie down, go to sleep and only wake
>>up after it...'
>>Nonetheless, I made my way to the toy section, and there I
>>started to curse the prices, wondering if after all kids really play
>>with such expensive toys. While looking in the toy section, I noticed a
>>small boy
>>of
>>about 5 years old, pressing a doll against his chest. He
>>kept on touching the hair of the doll and looked so sad I
>>wondered who was this doll for. 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 here for 5 minutes while she
>>went to look around. She left quickly. The little boy was still holding
>>the doll in his hand.
>>Finally, I started to walk toward him and I asked him who
>>did he want to give this doll to. 'It is the doll that my sister loved
>>most and wanted
>>so
>>much for this Christmas. She was so sure that Santa Claus
>>would bring it to her.' I replied to him that maybe Santa Claus will
>>bring it to her, after all, and not to worry. But he replied to me
>>sadly. 'No, Santa Claus
>>cannot bring it to her where she is now. I have to give the
>>doll to my mother so that she can give it to her when she goes there.'
>>His eyes were so sad while saying this. My sister has gone to be with
>>God. Daddy says that Mommy will also go to see God very soon, so I
>>thought that she could bring 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 yet. I asked him to wait
>>until I came back from the store.' Then he showed me a very nice photo
>>of himself, where
>>he
>>was laughing. He then told me: 'I also want mommy to take
>>this photo with her so that she will not forget me.' 'I love my mommy
>>and I wish she didn't have to leave me but daddy says that she has to go
>>to be with my little sister.' Then he looked again at the doll with sad
>>eyes, very quietly. I quickly reached for my wallet and took a few notes
>>and said
>>to
>>the boy, 'What if we checked again, just in case you have
>>enough money?' 'Ok' he said. 'I hope that I have enough' I added some of
>>my money to his 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: 'I asked yesterday before I slept for God to make sure I
>>have enough money to buy this doll so that mommy can 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 too much.
>>But He gave me enough to buy the doll and the white rose.' 'You know, my
>>mommy loves white roses.'
>>A few minutes later, the old lady came again and I left. 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
>>newspaper article 2 days ago, which mentioned of a drunk man in a truck
>>who hit a car where there was one young lady 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-assisting machine, because
>>the
>>young lady would not be able to come out of the coma that
>>she was in. 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 lady had passed away. I couldn't stop myself and went to buy a
>>bunch of white roses and I went to the mortuary where the body of the
>>young woman was exposed for people to see and make a last wish before
>>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 crying, feeling that my life had been changed
>>forever. The love that this 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 man had taken all this away from him. Now
>>you have 2 choices:
>>1) Send this message to everybody that you know.
>>2) Or delete it and do as if it never touched your heart.
>>If you send this message, maybe you will help prevent
>>someone drunk to
>>go
>>driving
>>FRIENDS ARE LIKE ANGELS, WHO HELP US FLY WHEN OUR WINGS HAVE
>>FORGOTTEN
>>HOW
>>TO FLY
 

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Wasnt me

It was mailed to me I thaught I would just share it.
I lost a brother due to drunk driving, and I have never and never will
drink and drive.
 

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wow i all most broke up reading that!! I drive truck and i see way too much of drunk drivers, kids doing stupid stuff that gets them killed. that story hits close to home for me as well......
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Hearing stories like that really bother me. It's one of the when your young you feel invincible, but I'm 17 and a junior in highschool and I just recently lost a friend from a drunk driver driving her and 2 of her friends off road. She rolled her car I think 3 times, she fell out of her window and it rolled over her......that was I think 2 weeks ago now...day after my birthday. Then 2 years ago i lost 3 friends due to drunk driving/hill jumping. So far out of my graduating class of 2004 we've lost 4 people from my school and one of my friends schools have lost a lil more than double that. It's really sad that some people think they have to go out and get wasted to have fun then drive around.........i'm cool with all the drinking and stuff but stay off the roads if your going to do it. Justin
 

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Very touching, if a story like that does'nt hurt your heart well it should.
When I was younger a story such as this would make me great full for my family.
Now that I'm older and I have my two children stories like that are VERY upsetting.
I can't begin to imagine losing my wife or my children.

thank you for sharing this with us ruffledfeathers.

P.S. be safe this new years, Don't drink and drive pass it on.

Fuel man~~~
 

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It was a good story, but being it's a forward I don't even know if I believe it. Of course things like this really happen, but I don't know about this particular case. What was the granny thinking leaving him alone anyway?
 

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well.................

I dont know if it is or not but
the lesson is still the same
DONT DRINK AND DRIVE
 
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