She jumped up as soon as she saw the surgeon come out of the operating room. She said: ‘How is my little boy? Is he going to be all right? When can I see him?’
The surgeon said, ‘I’m sorry. We did all we could, but your boy didn’t make it.’
Sally said, ‘Why do little children get cancer? Doesn’t God care any more? Where were you, God, when my son needed you?’
The surgeon asked, ‘Would you like some time alone with your son? One of the nurses will be out in a few minutes, before he’s transported to the university.’
Sally asked the nurse to stay with her while she said good bye to son… She ran her fingers lovingly through his thick red curly hair. ‘Would you like a lock of his hair?’ the nurse asked. Sally nodded yes. The nurse cut a lock of the boy’s hair, put it in a plastic bag and handed it to Sally.
The mother said, ‘It was Jimmy’s idea to donate his body to the University for Study. He said it might help somebody else. ‘I said no at first, but Jimmy said, ‘Mom, I won’t be using it after I die. Maybe it will help some other little boy spend one more day with his Mom.’ She went on, ‘My Jimmy had a heart of gold. Always thinking of someone else. Always wanting to help others if he could.’
Sally walked out of Children’s Mercy Hospital for the last time, after spending most of the last six months there. She put the bag with Jimmy’s belongings on the seat beside her in the car.
The drive home was difficult. It was even harder to enter the empty house. She carried Jimmy’s belongings, and the plastic bag with the lock of his hair to her son’s room.
She started placing the model cars and other personal things back in his room exactly where he had always kept them. She lay down across his bed and, hugging his pillow, cried herself to sleep.
It was around midnight when Sally awoke. Lying beside her on the bed was a folded letter. The letter said:
I know you’re going to miss me; but don’t think that I will ever forget you, or stop loving you, just ’cause I’m not around to say ‘I Love You’. I will always love you, Mom, even more with each day. Someday we will see each other again.
Until then, if you want to adopt a little boy so you won’t be so lonely, that’s okay with me. He can have my room and old stuff to play with. But, if you decide to get a girl instead, she probably wouldn’t like the same things us boys do. You’ll have to buy her dolls and stuff girls like, you know.
Don’t be sad thinking about me. This really is a neat place. Grandma and Grandpa met me as soon as I got here and showed me around some, but it will take a long time to see everything. The angels are so cool. I love to watch them fly. And, you know what? Jesus doesn’t look like any of his pictures… Yet, when I saw Him, I knew it was Him.
Jesus himself took me to see GOD! And guess what, Mom? I got to sit on God’s knee and talk to Him, like I was somebody important. That’s when I told Him that I wanted to write you a letter, to tell you good bye and everything. But I already knew that wasn’t allowed. Well, you know what Mom? God handed me some paper and His own personal pen to write you this letter I think Gabriel is the name of the angel who is going to drop this letter off to you.
God told me to give you the answer to one of the questions you asked Him where was He when I needed him?’ ‘God said He was in the same place with me, as when His son Jesus was on the cross. He was right there, as He always is with all His children.’
Oh, by the way, Mom, no one else can see what I’ve written except you. To everyone else this is just a blank piece of paper. Isn’t that cool? I have to give God His pen back now He needs it to write some more names in the Book of Life. Tonight I get to sit at the table with Jesus for supper.. I’m sure the food will be great.
Oh, I almost forgot to tell you. I don’t hurt anymore the cancer is all gone.. I’m glad because I couldn’t stand that pain anymore and God couldn’t stand to see me hurt so much, either. That’s when He sent The Angel of Mercy to come get me. The Angel said I was a Special Delivery! How about that?
Signed with Love
from God, Jesus & Me.
When you’re down to nothing, God is up to something.
5 thoughts on “Letter from Heaven”
Maybe the kid should have really impressed his mother by writing down what cures cancer on his “magic heaven letter.” And don’t give some garbage about “Cancer is God’s way of testing us.” It’s not like we haven’t cured horrible diseases in the past. And I’m no expert on your religion, but that signature seems pretty redundant.
A good day to all.
Brothers and sisters in Christ.
God said Genesis 20:4-5
4) “Thou shall not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. 5) Thou shall not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;”
The some toys of children are graven images and no one is allowed to make any neither worship any.
Therefore, this story is not the truth because God is not a hypocrite and will not allow a letter from Him allowing this 2nd commandment to be made null and void.
Please remember what Jesus said: “…the truth shall make you free.” John 8:32.
Half the truth is a whole lie.
May The Holy Spirit of Jesus Christ The Lord guide you in all the truth. Amen.
what 2nd commandments and what worship are you talking about???? do not be extremist. God gave you a heart and even Jesus was emotional. was somenone adoring any idols there. true or false do not be judge. if you can see more than the front of your nose you would understand that it is important because some people might need it to heal their pain. don’t be too theologian…..
Totally awesome I really believe that God Really rocks, I was at the Gates of Hell not once but twice and God rescued me . I dont have my biological father but I tell you God has been more than a father to me , a brother and my best friend.Amen Thx so much for Mother Mary too.
To AthiestAgent: After studying orofacial medicine for the past two years i can say at point, the capacity of medical professionals to “cure cancer” is far more limited than what the general public would like to believe. The prognosis of any malignant growth depends on catching it in its early stages, but once it has spread to vital organs, there is no cure no matter what the disease. To address your facetious argument, nothing that God has created on this earth is a “cure-all,” so there really is nothing God could tell the child that would be of any use – its sad, but we do live in a fallen world where pain is commonplace.
God never said life will be easy and certainly made clear that pain will be an integral part of life. Pain is not a test, but an aspect of life. God himself experiences pain constantly from watching his son die, to wars, to poverty, to broken homes. Recently, my family suffered a divorce and been a source of pain and struggle. That being said, God is there for me. He gives me hope, he gives me strength, he gives me comfort and he gives me peace in the middle of chaos. While everything I go through changes, he doesn’t, he will always be there.
For somebody to go through life without experiencing a relationship with jesus make life extremely difficult. Some argue that they have tried and failed as if jesus would turn his back on them. But i argue that they haven’t softened their hearts enough to be able to experience God’s glory. To those people i encourage you to give it an honest try, after all, we only get one life….