The Poor Old Mother
by the Brother’s Grimm
Once upon a time there was a mother. She was old. She was 90 years old.
The mother was sad. Her two children were dead. One child died at the age of 2. The other child died at the age of 4.
The mother imagined her two children in Paradise with God.
She was devastated. She was furious with God. “God is cruel! My children were innocent!” she cried.
She had a terrible attitude. She was bitter.
One day, she had a vision. It was not reality. It was just her imagination. In her vision, her child was not 2 years old. He was an adult. He was 22 years old.
She saw her other child…but he was not a child. He was not 4 years old. He was 24 years old. Both adults were criminals. They were in court. The judge said, “They are criminals! We will execute them immediately! “
The mother was horrified! She saw the execution of her two children.
Then the vision was over. The woman was not bitter anymore. Her attitude changed. She said, “God, thank you. Thank you for 2 years and 4 years with my children. Thank you for protecting my children in Paradise. “
In three days, the old mother was dead. Finally, she was reunited with her children.