Bittersweet Farm Journal (Number 69) Wesley’s Snow Globe

Reader Interactions


  1. Thank you for sharing this story! I will spend some time with some of my grandchildren this Christmas season, and I know that they will really enjoy hearing me read this to them! God Bless, and Merry Christmas!

  2. Such a heartwarming story. Such love for his mom. It brought back many memories of my youth and the times my brother and I would earn money to buy treasures for our parents for special occasions. I will never forget how very happy it made us when we saw the look on our mothers face when we gave her a $10 watch for Mother’s Day! We worked hard mowing lawns to earn that money. She cherished that watch for many years. I hope that she still remembers that day. I know I do. She’s 90 now. I wish I could ask her. You know my story Ken. Nothing has changed but I pray that it does. Merry Christmas to the Pierpont family. You are very dear to our hearts.

  3. What a heartwarming, poignant story, and a prime exmple of the fact that it is indeed more blessed to give than to receive! I hope you don’t mind that I plan to read this to my family members on Christmas afternoon just before we exchange gifts. I just love it and know they will, too!
    That’s a splendid photo of Wes, his pretty wife and their adorable baby girl.

  4. Thank you, each of you for reading my little Christmas story and leaving a comment. I’m glad you enjoyed it. It’s nice to think of you wherever you are stopping to read the story… Bless you, each of you. –Ken

  5. So glad you shared this most precious memory, it has really touched my heart, and brought tears to my eyes, the whole thing, lessons from Grandpa, Wesley’s willingness to take it to heart and listen to Grandpa, and to do the
    hard work it took to get that special gift for his Mom who means so much to him. And after all that, him giving what he earned to the needy children, even though, it meant he may not be able to get that gift for his mom, that meant so much to him. And God blessing his faithfulness to help others by his prayers being answered. And even though, we may not “still” have the people that mean so much to us, in our lives any more, the memories we’ll always have in our hearts until Our Father (God) takes us home to be with Him! A “absolutely” wonderful story to share a Christmas time! Thank you for sharing it! God Bless you all and Merry CHRISTmas to all of you, and I hope the up coming New Year brings you and your family great health and many of God’s blessings! Love to all, and missing you all always!!!!