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grab your tissues ladies

Posted by on Jan. 25, 2009 at 10:02 PM
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Get your kleenex ready ! In Phoenix , Arizona , a 26-year-old mother stared down at her 6 year old son, who was dying of terminal leukemia.
 
 Although her heart was filled with sadness,
 
she also had a strong feeling of determination.
 Like any parent, she wanted her son to grow up &
 fulfill all his dreams. Now that was no longer possible..
 
 
 The leukemia would see to that. But she still
 wanted her son's dream to come true.
 
 She took her son' s hand and asked,
 'Billy, did you ever think about what you wanted
 to be once you grew up?
 Did you ever dream and wish what you would
 do with your life?'
 
 Mommy, 'I always wanted to be a fireman
 when I grew up.'
 
 Mom smiled back and said, 'Let's see if we can
 make your wish come true.'
 
 Later that day she went to her local fire
 Department in Phoenix , A rizona , where she met
 Fireman Bob, who had! a heart as big as Phoenix
 
 She explained her son's final wish and
 Asked if it might be possible
 to give her 6 year-old son a ride around the block on a fire engine
 
 Fireman Bob said,  'Look, we can do
 better than that. If you'll have your son ready at
 seven o'clock Wednesday morning, we'll make
 him an honorary Fireman for the whole day.
 He can come down to the fire station, eat with us,
 go out on all the fire calls, the whole nine yards!   
 
 And if you'll give us his sizes, we'll get a real fire uniform
 for him, with a real fire hat - not a toy -- one-with the emblem of the Phoenix Fire Department on it, a yellow slicker like we wear and rubber boots.'
 
 'They're all manufactured right here in Phoenix ,
 so we can get them fast.'  

 
 Three days later Fireman Bob picked up Billy,
 dressed him in his uniform and escorted him from his hospital bed t o the waiting hook and ladder truck.
 
 Billy got to sit on the back of the truck
 and help steer it back to the fire station.
 He was in heaven.
 
 
 There were three fire calls in Phoenix that day
 and Billy got to go out on all three calls.
 
 He rode in the different fire engines,
 the Paramedic's' van,
 and even the fire chief's car.
 
 He was also videotaped for the
 local news program.
 
 Having his dream come true,
 with all  the love and attention that was lavished upon him, so deeply touched Billy, that he lived three months longer than any doctor thought possible.
 
 One night all of his vital signs began to
 drop dramatically and the head nurse, who believed
 in the hospice concept - that no one should die alone, began to call the family members to the hospital.
 
 Then she remembered the day Billy had spent
 as a Fireman, so she called the Fire Chief and
 asked if it would be possible to send a fireman
 in uniform to the hospital to be with Billy as he made his transition.
 
 The chief replied, 'We can do better than that.
 We'll be there in five minutes.. Will you please do me a favor?
 
 When you hear the sirens screaming and see the
 lights flashing, will you announce over the
 PA system that there is not a fire?'
 
 'It's the department coming to see one of its finest members one more time. And will
 you open the window to his room?'
 
 About five minutes later a
 hook and ladder truck arrived at the hospital and extended its ladder up to Billy's third floor open window--------
 16 fire-fighters climbed up the ladder into Billy's room
 

With his mother's permission, they hugged him and held him and told him how much they LOVED him.  

With
 His dying breath,
 Billy looked up at the fire chief and said,
 
 'Chief, am I really a fireman now?'
 
 'Billy, you are, and
 The Head Chief,
 Jesus, is holding your hand,' the chief said
 
 
 With those words, Billy smiled and said,
 'I know, He's
 Been holding my hand all day, and
 The angels have been
 Singing..'
 
 He closed his eyes one last time.

by on Jan. 25, 2009 at 10:02 PM
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mommieof2rboys
by on Jan. 25, 2009 at 10:05 PM

tear jerker!

KaylaMillar
by on Jan. 25, 2009 at 10:09 PM


Quoting mommieof2rboys:

tear jerker!

tell me about it!

Laceymom08
by on Jan. 25, 2009 at 10:13 PM

Omg I am in tears. That was really beautiful. Thank you for sharing that with us.

Neeters1
by on Jan. 25, 2009 at 10:14 PM

Okay I should not of read this one.  My Grandma just passed away, and I was doing good, until I seen the very last part about Jesus holding his hand and angels singing...  A big tear jerker for me...

WAHM of 2 cute and adorable boys! :)

Brandon and Zachary

My Brandon has Autism....

-- Neeters! :)

MrsGuerrero92
by on Jan. 25, 2009 at 10:16 PM

crying

shandrarose
by on Jan. 25, 2009 at 10:19 PM

oh my gosh!!!!! i totally didnt think i was going to cry.. but i did.. thanks lol.. man thats soo sweet

Kimberley79
by on Jan. 25, 2009 at 10:25 PM

I too should not of read this. I am watching my mom dying as we speak all she does is call out to her mom who has been gone for 5 yrs now. I know she wont be here in 2 months but I still cry like she has already left.

Quoting Neeters1:

Okay I should not of read this one.  My Grandma just passed away, and I was doing good, until I seen the very last part about Jesus holding his hand and angels singing...  A big tear jerker for me...


Chastidy604
by on Jan. 25, 2009 at 10:30 PM

OMG I am in tears that is the sweetest thing I have ever read !! If only everyone had a heart like that  crying

A Cop's wife and Mother very happy with my life!!
thisloveofmine
by on Jan. 25, 2009 at 10:30 PM

crying

I am a 21 year old Atheist, Obama supporting, non-smokin, pro-LIFE, circumsizing, breastfeeding, anti-vaxin, anti CIO, MaryJane supportin, rock-n-roll mama to a very spoiled baby boy and damn proud of it!

daylens_mommy
by on Jan. 25, 2009 at 10:34 PM

omg i loved that! made me tear up. thankyou for sharing that.

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