Tuesday, August 11, 2009

My Oath to You

This was in an e-mail that had gone around a long time ago. There's a story, then the oath. It's so touching, that I had to share. ;)

A little girl went to her bedroom and pulled a glass jelly jar from its
hiding place in the closet.
She poured the change out on the floor and c ounted it carefully.
Three times, even. The total had to be exactly perfect. No chance here
for mistakes.
Carefully placing the coins back in the jar and twisting on the cap,
she slipped out the back door and made her way 6 blocks to Rexall's Drug
with the big red Indian Chief sign above the door.
She waited patiently for the pharmacist to give her some attention, but
he was too busy at this moment. Tess twisted her feet to make a scuffing
noise. Nothing. She cleared her throat with the most disgusting sound
she could muster.. No good. Finally she took a quarter from her jar and
it on the glass counter.. That did it!
'And what do you want?' the pharmacist asked in an annoyed tone of
voice. I'm talking to my brother from Chicago whom I haven't seen in
ages,' he
said without waiting for a reply to his question.
'Well, I want to talk to you about my brother,' Tess answered back in
the same annoyed tone.. 'He's really, really sick ... and I want to buy
'I beg your pardon?' said the pharmacist.
'His name is Andrew and he has something bad growing inside his head
injury and my Daddy says only a miracle can save him now. So how much does a
'We don't sell miracles here, little girl. I'm sorry but I can't help
you,' the pharmacist said, softening a little.
'Listen, I have the money to pay for it. If it isn't enough, I will get
the rest. Just tell me how much it costs.'
The pharmacist's brother was a well dressed man. He stooped down and
asked the little girl, 'What kind of a miracle does your brother need?'
' I don't know,' Tess replied with her eyes welling up. 'I just know
he's really sick and Mommy says he needs an operation. But my Daddy
can't pay
for it, so I want to use my money.'
'How much do you have?' asked the man from Chicago .
'One dollar and eleven cents,' Tess answered barely audibly.
'And it's all the money I have, but I can get20some more if I need to.'
'Well, what a coincidence,' smiled the man. 'A dollar and eleven cents
- th e exact price of a miracle for little brothers.'
He took her money in one hand and with the other hand he grasped her
mitten and said 'Take me to where you live. I want to see your brother
and meet
your parents.. Let's see if I have the mirac le you need.'
That well dressed man was Dr. Carlton Armstrong, a surgeon,
specializing in neuro-surgery. The operation was completed free of
charge and it wasn't
long until Andrew was home again and doing well.
Mom and Dad were happily talking about the chain of events that had led
them to this place.
'That surgery,' her Mom whispered. 'was a real miracle I wonder ho w
much it would have cost?'
Tess smiled. She knew exactly how much a miracle cost ... one dollar
and eleven cents plus the faith of a little child.
In our lives, we never know how many miracles we will need.
A miracle is not the suspension of natural law, but the operation of a
higher law. I know you'll keep the ball moving!
A ball is a circle, no beginning, no end. It keeps us together like our
Circle of Friends. But the treasure inside for you to see is the
treasure of
friendship you've granted to me.

Today I pass the friendship ball to you.


When you are sad . I will dry your tears
When you are scared ... I will comfort your fears.
When you are worried ... I will give you hope.
When you are confused ... I will help you cope.
And when you are lost ... And can't see the light, I shall be your
beacon . Shining ever so bright.
This is my oath .. I pledge till the end.
Why y0 ou may ask? Because you're my friend.



Anonymous said...

Wow that is a wonderful story and I thank you for sharing it!! You are an amazing woman of God and I find your blog to be a blessing! I love you my dear sister in the Lord!!! Blessings to you!!

Omah's Helping Hands said...

Thank you Smile! I wish I could keep up with it better. I'm trying. Love and Blessings to you sweet sister.

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