The Gift

I came across this beautiful post on Doll Houses, Memories, and More. It is a story of great compassion shown to a child by a stranger. It ends with a reminder to parents and anyone entrusted with the safety and well-being of a child.

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I was given a gift today.

This morning I made a hasty decision to run some errands.  This is not unusual for most people but for me it is because it’s 50 minutes one-way to do what I needed to do and frankly, I don’t enjoy the drive unless I have a book on tape to listen to.

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We live in a remote area with few full-time residents, no pay phones and no cell service.  As I approached the gate to exit our development I noticed a little boy standing alone in the parking area on the other side of the road.  I quickly glanced at the clock which read 10:20 and the thought flashed through my head that it was far too late for him to be waiting for a school bus. Our forecasted high for today is 14 degrees and it could not have been above 10 degrees…

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8 thoughts on “The Gift

  1. Thanks for sharing this Michelle. It is certainly a timely reminder for all parents. John is a very lucky boy, just a step away from tragedy. Fortunately for him it was Kathleen who happened along that morning.l

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