Many years ago, when I was making 60 cents an hour, my three children had asked me once again for bicycles for Christmas, but I couldn’t afford them. So I decided in January, to put three bikes on layaway. I paid all through the year. One week before Christmas, I was still owing $18.50. I just did not have it, so, on the Sunday before Christmas, my 9-year-old son Vernon, our youngest child, asked how much we needed.
When I told him, he asked if we could please pour the pennies out of the penny jug we kept on the kitchen shelf. I said, “Son, I really want you to get your bikes and you will have them, in February, I promise, but I can assure you there’s not $18.50 worth of pennies in there, I counted them yesterday, twice.”
He insisted I count again, slowly. So, I poured them out, and counted them one more time, and was shocked “Son, I said, there’s $19.50 worth of pennies in here!” Ecstatic, I told him to count out $1 for gas so I could go get their bikes. My children are all grown up now and married but I often think of that Christmas miracle, so many years ago, It was as blessed a Christmas as anyone could ever have wished for.
Have you had such an experience at any time?
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You bring to light something I have always said to my own children. There is a greater joy in giving than in receiving.
That is a wonderful memory and it sure was a Christmas miracle. I have also had my moments where I have needed something and I thought I just didn’t have the money and then I recounted and it was with joy that I realized I did have the money
I am so glad I read your post. It made my day.
MIracles are a common thing happening in my life.
I’m so glad this made your day, Grace, may you have lots and lots more days like this from now on, my friend.
I have been thinking of you and him these last few days. He wants you to know, that he is always with you and when you speak to him as you do, he hears you clearly and he has never left your side. He’s your little boy and he loves no one more than you.
Dustin and I shared many moments like this.
Ýes that was a very dear memory. Today my children are living in different countries and I don’t see them much anymore. Regards, Andre’
Christmas is always a miracle, so your children got a miraculous Christmas at that time. I know they cherish these memories.