This is a real touching story about a soldier

by Pooja on August 02, 2004, 09:17:07 PM
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This is a real touching story about a soldier who was finally coming home
after having fought in Vietnam. He called his parents from SanFrancisco.

"Mom and Dad, I'm coming home, but I've got a favor to ask. I have a friend
I'd like to bring with me." "Sure," they replied, "we'd love to meet him."
"There's something you should know," the son continued. "He was hurt pretty
badly in the fighting. He stepped on a land mine and lost an arm and a leg.
He has nowhere else to go, and I want him to come live with  us. !
"I'm sorry to hear that, son. Maybe we can help him find somewhere to live."
"No, Mom and Dad, I want him to live with us."
"Son," said the father, "you don't know what you're asking. Someone with
such a handicap would be a terrible burden on us. We have our own lives  to
live, and we can't let something like this  interfere with our lives. I
think you should just come home and forget about this guy. He'll find a way
to live on his own."
At that point, the son hung up the phone. The parents heard nothing more
from him. A few days later, however, they received a call from the San
Francisco police. Their son had died after falling from a building! they
were told. The police believed it was suicide. The grief-stricken parents
flew to San Francisco and were taken to the city morgue to identify the body
of their son. They recognized him, but  to their horror they also discovered
something they didn't know, their son had only one arm and one leg.

The parents in this story are like many of us. We find it easy to love those
who are good-looking or fun to have around, but we don't like people who
inconvenience us or make us feel uncomfortable. We would rather stay away
from people who aren't as healthy, beautiful or smart as we are. Thankfully,
there's someone who won't treat us that way. Someone who loves us with an
unconditional love that welcomes
us into the forever family, regardless of how messed up we are. Tonight,
before you tuck yourself in for the night, ask for the strength you need to
accept people as they are, and to help us all be more    understanding of
those who are different from us!!!
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sanju
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«Reply #1 on: August 28, 2004, 04:50:08 PM »
yea pooja...so well said the facts of thiz life in diz small story...
we get along so sselfish that we dunt care abt any1 else ... diz story reminds us that this can happen to any1 of us.. there4 we shuld treat
people as we would expect to be treated by others...thnx so much
4 the story....
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Tosha
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«Reply #2 on: September 20, 2004, 06:08:50 AM »
gr8 pooja...!

its a pleasure u brought this here for all of us to read... ! it's needed.
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Pooja
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«Reply #3 on: September 20, 2004, 02:59:48 PM »
Thanks Sanju and Tosha:)
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