the story of a soldier who was finally coming home after having fought in Vietnam is counted. He called his parents from San Francisco.
“Mom and Dad, I’m going home, but I have a favor to ask. I have a friend I’d like to take home with me.
” Sure, “they replied, “we 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 mind and lost an arm and a leg. He has to go, and I want you to come live with us. “
” I’m sorry to hear that, son. Maybe we can help find a place to live. “
” No, Mom and Dad, I want him to live with us. “
” son, “said the father,” that Don know what you’re asking. A person with a disability would be a terrible burden on us. We have our own lives to live, and we can not let something like this interfere with our lives. I think you should go home and forget about this guy. He will find a way to live on their 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 police San Francisco. his son had died after falling from a building, they were told. the police believe was a suicide.
grieving parents flew to San Francisco and were taken to the city morgue to identify the body of his son. was recognized, but to his horror also discovered something they did not know, their son had only one arm and one leg.
parents in this story are like many of us. it us easy to love those who are good-looking or fun to have around, but we do not like people who inconvenience us or make us feel uncomfortable. we would rather stay away from people who are not as healthy, beautiful, or smart as we are.
Fortunately, there is someone who will not 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 putting himself at night, a little prayer that God will give you 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 ¡¡¡!!! There is a miracle called friendship that dwells in the heart You do not know how or when it started But you know the special lift It always brings. And you realize that friendship is the most precious gift of God!
Friends are a very rare jewel, indeed. They make you smile and you are motivated to succeed. They lend an ear, they share a word of praise and they always want to open their hearts to us. Show your friends how much you care ….