To the Mom at Toys”R”Us Who Lost Her Baby Boy

Why a loving God would allow a mother to lose her precious child has forever been a pain-point that plagues the human heart. But sometimes God weaves together one person’s heartbreak with another’s blessing in order to bring his perfect will to fruition.

Getting to see bits of His redemption plan on earth is one of the most beautiful things. And a woman named Bonita Ortega got to witness one of those glimpses of glory for herself just yesterday when she took a trip to Toys”R”Us to buy her son a “Get Well” present.

“My two-year-old broke his leg earlier this week and I decided to go to Toys”R”Us today on lunch to get him a ‘Get Well’ present to surprise him with when I got home,” she wrote on Facebook.

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But as soon as she walked up to the display, something peculiar caught her eye:

“I walk up to the Cars section, anyone that knows Nixon knows he loves Cars. Taped to the display is an envelope that read, ‘Please use this cash to buy something in honor of our son Henry who would be 4 on March 2, 2017.'”

Overwhelmed with an explosive mix of emotions, Bonita could hardly believe what she was reading in this moment clearly orchestrated by the hand of God.

“I looked around in disbelief filled with so many emotions, I immediately started to cry, it was bittersweet tears,” she said. “I was hurting for Henry’s family, but so thankful that my Nixon could honor this sweet boy.”

Her only regret is not knowing who these sweet parents were who so kindly left her son a gift in their boy’s memory. Bonita is now on a mission to share Henry’s heartbreakingly beautiful story in hopes that somehow it will make it back to these anonymous angels:

“I wish I could personally thank Henry’s parents and just tell them how thankful we are for their sweet gesture. Nixon was able to get this awesome Cars garage that he hasn’t stopped playing with since opening it. Please share in hopes this will make it to them. Happy Birthday, Henry!”

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Kelsey Straeter
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Kelsey is an editor at Outreach. She’s passionate about fear fighting, freedom writing, and the pursuit of excellence in the name of crucifying perfectionism. Glitter is her favorite color, 2nd only to pink, and 3rd only to pink glitter.