“Nanna’s gone to heaven,” mother explained.
“Can I phone her?”
“No, dear, but you can speak to her in your prayers.”
That night, when all was quiet, he crept out of bed, picked up the phone and pushed the button saying, “Nanna”.
“The number you have reached is no longer in service.”
Not deterred, he typed his nanna’s name by looking at the letters.
A man answered, “Hello?”
“God, I knew you’d answer. Can you tell my nanna I love her.”
The child’s sadness touched the heart of the stranger, “I’ll be sure to let her know.”
“Thank you, God.”
He returned to bed assured nanna knew he loved her.