Message in a Bottle- 2

Dear Reader:

Our second story today involves a little girl with a sweet message that ends up across the world.

In August 2015, 6-year-old Shiloé Khokhar was on vacation with her family in Bermuda when she got an idea. She’d toss a message in a bottle into the sea, like she’d seen in the movies. Shiloé placed a note in a small glass bottle, along with a pretty rock she’d found in a nearby cave. She urged whoever found the message to reach out via her father’s email address. Shiloé was convinced the bottle would make it all the way to England. “I didn’t think it was really going to go anywhere,” her father told Newsday. But go somewhere it did.

Three years later, Shiloé’s father got an email—from Morocco! The bottle had been found by fisherman Hassan Elbaz. Unable to read or write, Hassan gave the letter to his son, Ayoub, who reached out to Shiloé and her family. What amazed Ayoub most wasn’t how far the bottle has travelled, but the message it carried. In a child’s messy scrawl – poor grammar and all – Shiloé had written, “I want to wish you a happy and health life.”

So until tomorrow….isn’t it amazing how God’s messages and winks reach the person they are destined to reach….no matter the circumstance or the messenger behind the gift.

“Today is my favorite day”  Winnie the Pooh

Besides the candle and pottery…these three cuties might have helped us win the game too!

Mollie’s mom Marcia is here to keep the grandchildren while Mollie is at a conference in Nantucket. Here’s to Marcia and grandparents everywhere.


About Becky Dingle

I was born a Tarheel but ended up a Sandlapper. My grandparents were cotton farmers in Laurens, South Carolina and it was in my grandmother’s house that my love of storytelling began beside an old Franklin stove. When I graduated from Laurens High School, I attended Erskine College (Due West of what?) and would later get my Masters Degree in Education/Social Studies from Charleston Southern. I am presently an adjunct professor/clinical supervisor at CSU and have also taught at the College of Charleston. For 28 years I taught Social Studies through storytelling. My philosophy matched Rudyard Kipling’s quote: “If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten.” Today I still spread this message through workshops and presentations throughout the state. The secret of success in teaching social studies is always in the story. I want to keep learning and being surprised by life…it is the greatest teacher. Like Kermit said, “When you’re green you grow, when you’re ripe you rot.”
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2 Responses to Message in a Bottle- 2

  1. Patty Knight says:

    Love that sweet message in the bottle!!!
    Great pics of your a Tiger fans!!


  2. Lisa Register says:

    Miracles happen 💕


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