Thursday, February 4, 2010

God's Wife

And Other Touching Stories from Children

H/t My Dear Wife

 Author and lecturer Leo Buscaglia once
 Talked about a contest he was asked to judge. 
 The purpose of the
 Contest was to find the most caring child.
    The winner was:
  A four-year-old child, whose next door
 neighbor was an elderly gentleman, who had recently lost his
 wife. Upon seeing the man cry, the little boy went into the old
 Gentleman's' yard, climbed onto his lap, and just sat there.
   When his mother asked him what he had
 said to the neighbor, the little boy just said, 'Nothing, I just
 Helped him cry.'
  Teacher Debbie Moon's first graders were
 discussing a picture of a family. One little boy in the picture
 had a different hair color than the other members... One of her
 students suggested that he was adopted.
   A little girl said, 'I know all about
 Adoption, I was adopted...'
   'What does it mean to be adopted?', asked
  another child.
     'It means', said the girl, 'that you grew
 in your mommy's heart instead of her tummy!'
      On my way home one day, I stopped to
 watch a Little League baseball game that was being played in a
 park near my home. As I sat down behind the bench on the first-
 base line, I asked one of the boys what the score was
    'We're behind 14 to nothing,' he answered
 With a smile.
  'Really,' I said... 'I have to say you
 don't look very discouraged.'
  'Discouraged?', the boy asked with a
 Puzzled look on his face...
 'Why should we be discouraged? We haven't
 Been up to bat yet.'
 Whenever I'm disappointed with my spot
 in life, I stop and think about little Jamie Scott.
    Jamie was trying out for a part in the
 school play. His mother told me that he'd set his heart on being
 in it, though she feared he would not be chosen.
        On the day the parts were awarded, I went
 with her to collect him after school. Jamie rushed up to her,
 eyes shining with pride and excitement..  'Guess what, Mom ,' he
 shouted, and then said those words that will remain a lesson to
 me....'I've been chosen to clap and cheer.'
   An eye witness account from New York
 City , on a cold day in December, 
 some years ago: A little boy,
 about 10-years-old, was standing before a shoe store on the
 roadway, barefooted, peering through the window, and shivering
 With cold.
   A lady approached the young boy and said,
  'My, but you're in such deep thought staring in that window!'
 'I was asking God to give me a pair of
 shoes,'was the boy's reply.
   The lady took him by the hand, went into
  the store, and asked the clerk to get half a dozen pairs of socks
 for the boy. She then asked if he could give her a basin of water
 and a towel. He quickly brought them to her.
 She took the little fellow to the back
 part of the store and, removing her gloves, knelt down, washed
 his little feet, and dried them with the towel.
 By this time, the clerk had returned with
 the socks.. Placing a pair upon the boy's feet, she purchased him
 a pair of shoes..
      She tied up the remaining pairs of socks
 and gave them to him.. She patted him on the head and said, 'No
 doubt, you will be more comfortable now.'
   As she turned to go, the astonished kid
 caught her by the hand, and looking up into her face, with tears
 in his eyes, asked her.
  'Are you God's wife?'

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