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In Memory of Kristin Kay Smith, 10/1/1986 – 12/29/2000

Grandma's Duck (Original poster: Shelly L.) April 1, 2005

Filed under: The forum from the old website — Taryn @ 5:35 pm

I thought this was a neat little story…

There was a little boy visiting his grandparents on their farm.
He was given a slingshot to play with out in the woods. He practiced in the woods, but he could never hit the target. Getting a little discouraged, he headed back for dinner. As he was walking back he saw Grandma’s pet duck. Just out of impulse, he let the slingshot fly, hit the duck square in the head, and killed it. He was shocked and grieved. In a panic, he hid the dead duck in the wood pile, only to see his sister watching! Sally had seen it all, but she said nothing. After lunch the next day Grandma said, Sally, let’s wash the dishes.” But Sally said, “Grandma, Johnny told me he wanted to help in the kitchen.” Then she whispered to him, “Remember the duck?” So Johnny did the dishes.

Later that day, Grandpa asked if the children wanted to go fishing and Grandma said, “I’m sorry but I need Sally to help make supper.” Sally just smiled and said,” Well that’s all right because Johnny told me he wanted to help.” She whispered again, “Remember the duck?” So Sally went fishing and Johnny stayed to help. After several days of Johnny doing both his chores and Sally’s … he finally couldn’t stand it any longer.

He came to Grandma and confessed that he had killed the duck. Grandma knelt down, gave him a hug, and said, “Sweetheart, I know. You see, I was standing at the window and I saw the whole thing. But because I love you, I forgave you. I was just wondering how long you would let Sally make a slave of you.”

Thought for the day and every day thereafter, Whatever is in your past, whatever you have done…and the devil keeps throwing it up in your face (lying, debt, fear, hatred, anger, unforgiveness, bitterness, etc.)… whatever it is…. You need to know that God was standing at the window and He saw the whole thing….. He has seen your whole life. He wants you to know that He loves you and
that you are forgiven. He’s just wondering how long you will let the
devil make a slave of you. The great thing about God is that when you
ask for forgiveness, He not only forgives you, but He forgets…..It is by God’s grace and mercy that we are saved.

Go ahead and make the difference in someone’s life today. Share this
with a friend (I just did) and always remember: God is at the window!

I received the above text in an email and wanted to share it. Kristin made a difference in my life, and I hope that her website continues to make a difference in the lives of her friends and those who didn’t know her but will someday meet her in eternity. God bless each one of you.

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