February 26, 2015
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Sweet Memories, Reader’s Stories, 12th Edition

sweet memories, Roy Lessin, photo by Marina Bromley

Let each one [give] as he has made up his own mind and purposed in his heart, not reluctantly or sorrowfully or under compulsion, for God loves (He takes pleasure in, prizes above other things, and is unwilling to abandon or to do without) a cheerful (joyous, “prompt to do it”) giver [whose heart is in his giving]. 2 Corinthians 9:7 (AMP)

A Young Benefactor
Submitted by Terry Altheide

My son, then 9 years old, had a birthday party and received $450.00 in cash from all his friends and relatives. I was a single Mom, with no support, struggling to pay bills.

I was working with a young lady that was an amazing Nursing Assistant. I told her she should pursue nursing school, to which she said she would have to repay a grant she defaulted on so she could go back to school. I asked her how much it was, she said $450.00. I told her I would crunch some numbers and help her any way I could.

Well, no matter how much I crunched. It was not going to happen, or so I thought. My son saw the look on my face and asked why I was so worried. I told him the story and he said, “That’s no problem Mom, if we can get her through nursing school, she will always be able to take care of her baby!”

Without hesitation, he offered his money, ALL of it. She did go back, and she finished, and is an LPN! Praise Jesus!

Now my son, is also in his last semester of Nursing School! I know that God will bless the work of his hands.


Won’t you share your Sweet Memories with us? Please submit yours by emailing us at mmitm@dayspring.com or leave your Sweet Memory in the comment section below.

Please identify it as a submission for Sweet Memories, and include your name and email address. You will receive a confirmation email of receipt.  

Please limit your story to 300 words, and try to think ahead – don’t make it for a current holiday, as these are scheduled in advance!

We can’t guarantee that every story will be published, but every story will be read and considered. For each story that is published, the author will receive a $50 coupon code to DaySpring.com and a Meet Me in the Meadow book signed by Roy Lessin (Readers must reside within the Continental U.S. to receive the signed book. Gift and coupon code only allowed once per household.) 

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