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Time was on my side with two special boys

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by Lynn To

On Boxing Day 2012 my cousin and her 2 sons, who are my God Sons, went to Sherway Gardens where I was visiting for the first time.

Early that day I got up when I looked at the clock that was hung very high on the wall, ooops.. 9:05 a.m. already.  I was so worried that I would be late meeting them so I rushed to dress and went out.

I reached Sherway Gardens and I looked at my watch. It was 11:10 a.m. but I did not see any of them at the meeting place.  I called their cell phone a few times but there was no answer. I did not have cell phone so I used coins which eventually were used up trying to call them.

I was so angry that they were so late since we agreed to meet at 11:00 am. They told me that they were on the way to the mall now but were not late as it was only quarter to 11:00 a.m.  That made me even more angry since my watch showed 11:45 a.m. now.

Suddenly I realized that my arrival was one hour early because I did not change my clock at home this year.

After meeting them we shopped and took pictures and ate out. More impressive was that my God Sons put their money together and bought me a pair of nice winter boots! And of course, I paid for the lunch that day and we had so much fun.  I share this story because I want to deliver a return of love to these two young boys whom I love and care for.

Updated: April 24, 2014 — 4:07 pm
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