corny but sweet email

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by babybear, Feb 8, 2008.

  1. babybear

    babybear New Member

    I just got this in my email this morning and thought I would share.
    Feel free to pass this on if you wish.

    This is really corny. I don't usually forward stuff like this. It was
    sent to me and I nearly cried because it is how it makes me feel when
    someone interacts with ___. Not because they don't know he's
    different. But because they probably know that right away and still
    value him.


    Blue Roses
    *
    *Why do I always have to be the one that starts to do laundry and
    there's no detergent? I guess it was time for me to do my "Dollar
    Store"
    run, which included light bulbs, paper towels, trash bags and Clorox.
    So
    off I go.
    *
    *I scurried around the store, gathered up my goodies, and headed for
    the
    checkout counter only to be blocked in the narrow aisle by a young man
    that appeared to be about sixteen-years old. I wasn't in a hurry, so I
    patiently waited for the boy to realize that I was there. This was when
    he waved his hands excitedly in the air and declared in a loud voice,
    "Mommy, I'm over here."
    *
    *It was obvious now, he was mentally challenged, and also startled as
    he
    turned and saw me standing so close to him, waiting to squeeze by. His
    eyes widened and surprise exploded on his face as I said, "Hey Buddy,
    what's your name?"
    *
    *"My name is Denny and I'm shopping with my mother," he responded
    proudly.
    *
    *"Wow," I said, "that's a cool name; I wish my name was Denny, but my
    name is Hal."
    *
    *"Hal like Halloween?" he asked.
    *
    "Yes," I answered. "How old are you Denny?

    *"How old am I now Mommy?" he asked his mother as she slowly came over
    from the next aisle. "You're fifteen-years-old Denny, now be a good boy
    and let the man pass by."
    *
    *I acknowledged her and continued to talk to Denny for several more
    minutes about summer, bicycles and school. I watched his brown eyes
    dance with excitement because he was the center of someone's attention.
    He then abruptly turned and headed toward the toy section.
    *
    *Denny's mom had a puzzled look on her face and thanked me for taking
    the time to talk with her son. She told me that most people wouldn't
    even look at him, much less talk to him. I told her that it was my
    pleasure and then I said something I have no idea where it came from,
    other than by the prompting of the Holy Spirit.
    *
    *I told her that there are plenty of red, yellow and pink roses in
    God's
    garden, however, "Blue Roses" are very rare and should be appreciated
    for their beauty and distinctiveness. You see, Denny is a "Blue Rose"
    and if someone doesn't stop and smell that rose with their heart and
    touch that rose with their kindness, then they've missed a blessing
    from
    God.
    *
    *She was silent for a second, then with a tear in her eye she asked,
    "Who are you?"
    *
    *Without thinking I said, "Oh, I'm probably just a "daffodil or maybe
    even a dandelion," but I sure love living in God's garden.
     
  2. Coookie

    Coookie Active Member

    Brought tears to my eyes. :sad-very: Very sweet and thought provoking and ... true. :)

    Thank you for sharing this.

    Hugs
     
  3. Big Bad Kitty

    Big Bad Kitty lolcat

    WOW.

    Bawling!! How beautiful!
     
  4. meowbunny

    meowbunny New Member

    Dang it, this day is bad enough without me sitting here crying while I'm waiting to chew the AAA supervisor up one side and down the other or get the message across that's what needs to be done to some of the AAA operators.

    Nice to have someone realize there are blue roses in this beautiful world.
     
  5. house of cards

    house of cards New Member

    Not corny at all...makes me want to go out and buy a blue rose bush this spring. Some days symbols like that are very important to me. I believe rainbows are personal messages to me,that we will be OK,... now don't go sending the men in white coats after me, but than again, I could so use the break.LOL
     
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