Friday, September 22, 2006

Gold Wrapping Paper

I wanted to share it with all my family and my friends.

Some time ago a mother punished her 5 year old daughter for wasting a roll of
expensive gold wrapping paper.

Money was tight and she became even more upset when the child used the gold
paper to decorated a box to put under the christmas tree.

Nevertheless, the little girl brought the gift box to her mother the next morning and said
"This is for you, momma".

The mother was embarrassed by her earlier over reaction, but her anger flared again
when she opened the box and found it was emply.

She spoke to her daughter in a harsh manner.
"Don't you know young lady, when you give someone a present there's suposed to be something inside the package?"

She had tears in her eyes and said,
"Oh momma, it's not empty! I blew kisses into it until it was full."

The mother was crushed. She fell to her knees and put her arms around her little girl, and
she begged her forgiveness for her thoughtless anger.

An accident took the life of the child only a short time later, and it is said that the mother kept that gold box by her bed for all the years of her life.
Whenever she was discouraged or faced difficult problems she would open the box and take out an imaginary kiss, and remember the love of the child who had put it there.

In a very real sense, each of us, as human beings, have been given a GOLDEN BOX filled with unconditional love and kisses from our children, family, and friends.

There is no more precious possession anyone could hold.


suzanne said...

Beautiful cards, you are a gifted women, and so glad your my friend.
That story was so heart felt, and so true.
I also can't wait to see what you will do next, which I am sure will be fabulous.

Carol said...

You touched my heart with the story. Thank you for sharing it.


Dianne said...

Oh Tonniece what a heart renching beautiful story, I have my gold box from you that I open a lot. Thanks I really need it my friend.

Tonniece said...

Hi Suzanne, Carol, and Dianne

I'm so glad that you liked it.
I too got a tear when reading it.
Amazeing how much our children teach us.

Have a great night

platitudinal said...

Oh, thank you for this heartwarming story, Tonniece. You are right we are all blessed with people that love us and must not take that for granted.

I didn't see this story yesterday ... I must had been so busy admiring your cards! :)

Tonniece said...

Thanks Luci

The story grabbed my heart strings, and I knew i just had to share it.