These family love stories are a timely reminder of all the good in the world. Surely every family, every member of every family, would have at least one family love story?
Families are built on love - a fact often overlooked in today's fast-paced world. If we all reach into our memory banks and come up with one of those moments we can share, our happy lives will be touched by love.
Take the opportunity to share the love with your fellow man and tell us your story below.
Here's a couple to get the ball rolling:
A girl, aged eight, had a rare disease and only her six year old brother had the kind of blood she needed to live. His mother asked him if he would be willing to donate blood to save his sister's life. He said that he would have to think about it.
After a while, he returned and agreed to the transfusion. Both children went to the clinic together. The doctor had them lay on adjoining beds and drew blood from the boy until the plastic transfusion bag was full, then transferred the bag over to the sister, allowing it to drip slowly into her arm. As his sister was receiving his blood, the brother called the doctor over and whispered in his ear, "Will I start to die right away?"
A weary mother returned from the store,
Lugging groceries through the kitchen door.
Awaiting her arrival was her 8 year old son,
Anxious to relate what his younger brother had done.
While I was out playing and Dad was on a call,
T.J. took his crayons and wrote on the wall!
It's on the new paper you just hung in the den.
I told him you'd be mad at having to do it again.
She let out a moan and furrowed her brow,
"Where is your little brother right now?"
She emptied her arms and with a purposeful stride,
She marched to his closet where he had gone to hide.
She called his full name as she entered his room.
He trembled with fear--he knew that meant doom!
For the next ten minutes, she ranted and raved
About the expensive wallpaper and how she had saved.
Lamenting all the work it would take to repair,
She condemned his actions and total lack of care.
The more she scolded, the madder she got,
Then stomped from his room, totally distraught!
She headed for the den to confirm her fears.
When she saw the wall, her eyes flooded with tears.
The message she read pierced her soul with a dart.
It said, "I Love Mommy," surrounded by a heart.
Well, the wallpaper remained, just as she found it,
With an empty picture frame hung to surround it.
A reminder to her, and indeed to all,
Take time to read the handwriting on the wall
Surely you have a family love story you'd like to share? A beautiful moment that moved you? Help us become conscious of the loving world in which we live, by sharing your story here.