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No Charge

The little boy came up to his mom in the kitchen one evening while she was fixing supper, and he handed her a piece of paper that he had been writing on. After his mom dried her hands on an apron, she read it, and this is what it said:

For cutting grass: $5.00
For cleaning up my room this week: $1.00
For going to the store for you: $0.50
Baby-sitting my kid brother while you went shopping: $0.25
Taking out the garbage: $1.00
For getting a good report card: $5.00
For cleaning up and raking the yard: $2.00
Total owed: $14.75

His mom looked at him standing there expectantly, memory flashing through her mind. She picked up the pen, turned over the paper he’d written on, and this is what she wrote:

For the nine months I carried you while you were growing inside me: $0.00
For all the nights that I’ve sat up with you, doctored and prayed for you: $0.00
For all the trying times, and all the tears that you’ve caused through the years: $0.00
For all the nights that were filled with dread, and for the worries I knew were ahead: $0.00
For the toys, food, clothes, and even wiping your nose: $0.00
When you add it all up, the cost of my love is No Charge.

When the little boy finished reading what his mom had written, there were tears in his eyes, and he looked straight up at his mother and said, “Mom, I sure do love you.” And then he took the pen and in big letters he wrote on his side of the paper: “PAID IN FULL”.


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