She didn’t understand why the woman was having such a hard time finding the money in her purse, and the line was long. She wanted this woman to hurry up, and on top of that she had a crying baby in the cart. The checker’s head started pounding with a headache. Then the woman just keeled over. The checker said, ‘oh my God’. People were quick to respond and were already on the woman trying to give her CPR. The checker quickly called an ambulance. Meanwhile the little baby had been pushed off to the side, and everyone was so caught up in the mother’s problems, that the baby had been forgotten. After of few minutes though the checker noticed, and went over to the baby and picked it up out of the cart and cuddled it. The baby stopped crying. The baby’s mother had died. They didn’t know what the cause of death was then but later they discovered that she had had a brain hemorrhage. They took the mother away in an ambulance and the police took the baby. The checker wanted to know where they were taking the baby, and they said to social services. The next day she the checker called social services and said she was interested in adopting the baby, and wanted to know if it was possible. They said yes. It was a long process, however she ended up gaining a wonderful son. His mother had named him Craig, she liked that name and kept it on his birth certificate, however she added Jonathon for herself. To her he would be Jonathon, which meant God has given; gift of God.


Copyright ©2008 JANE Á PARIS


In life we don’t know when, how or where we might be blessed with a wonderful gift…even sometimes out of tragedy.

I have a deep love for expressionism – ‘Expressionistic artist sought to develop pictorial forms which would express their innermost feelings rather than represent the external world. Expressionist painting is intense, passionate and highly personal, based on the concept of the painter’s canvas as a vehicle for demonstrating emotions. Violent, unreal color and dramatic brushwork make the typical expressionistic painting quiver with vitality.’ This is what I try to achieve when I paint.

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  • DiannaLee
    DiannaLeealmost 7 years ago

    Gosh….what a story….tears flowing from every corner of my eyes! Unbelievable….very touching..very sad. Live in the now, appreciate everything surrounding us – no one knows when their time is up. Beautifully written.

  • Thank you so much. Your comments really made me feel good. Thanks for reading. Smiles from Jane.

    – JaneAParis

  • Thomas Josiah Chappelle
    Thomas Josiah ...almost 7 years ago

    These shall inherit the kingdom of God because they choose to ‘possess’ its nature here upon this time..this place rather than to gather up ’stores of self seeking pleasures. tjc :-)

  • I have never known a better gift from God than the gift of a child and a child’s love. Thank you tommyjo for your thoughtful comments and sharing. Smiles from Jane.

    – JaneAParis

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