Sunday, August 2, 2009
A Bedtime Story
Once there was a doll named Angelo. A mother saw this doll among many others, but chose him to be her little girls first baby doll. But the little girl rarely played with the doll. And he lay in the cradle. Then the mother had another little girl. Again she presented Angelo to the second little girl. But this little girl rarely played with the doll. And he lay in the cradle. Then the mother had a son. She thought that a boy would not want a doll. But the mother was wrong. The little boy loved Angelo and slept with him every night for many years. Angelo now lay on the boy's bed. Another little girl came along, but she had her own doll. And then, another little boy was born to this family. When the baby was just learning to sit, the big brother came to his mother one night and said, "I would like Jack to have Angelo". This surprised the mother, for she knew how special the doll was to her son. The mother could never have imagined that the very next day her son would go to Heaven. She remembered her son's wish and tonight, as she tucked Jack into bed, Jack said to his mother, "Where's my baby that my Ben gave me?" And the mother smiled and cried.