The Unlovely

A story is told about a soldier who was finally coming home after having fought in Vietnam. He called his parents from San Francisco. "Mom and Dad, I'm coming home, but I've a favor to ask. I have a friend I'd like to bring home 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."

"We're sorry to hear that, son. But, 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 to 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 do not 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.
Author Unknown

tears gif



God's Wife    The Crane    Why Me    Twenty Bucks    Ice Cream
Under Her Wings    We Won!    The List    Sociology Class
If Only I'd Known    Speeding Ticket    The Park Girl    The Blind Kid
Dad Can See    The Unlovely    The Pen Pal    Paderewski
Money For Daddy    Sing Michael Sing    The Empty Gold Box
Come Home Paco    The Golden Slippers    The Very Best Love
The Tip    Teddy Stoddard    Rescued
The Adopted One    Most Caring Child    The Blue Ribbon
~~~   ~~~   ~~~

[ Home ]   [ Joyful Moments Web Designs ]   [ All About Me ]   [ Sofine's Free Cards ]
[ The Master's Touch ]   [ Graphics For Sale ]   [ Jokes ]   [ Edgar Guest Poems]   [ Words To Live By ]
[ Touch The Heart Poems ]   [ Hearts To Hearts ]   [ My Favorite Things ]
[ Free Midis ]   [ Free Animated Gifs ]   [ Free Graphics ]
[ Scents Of Christmas ]   [ Frequently Asked Questions ]   [ Sofine's Privacy Policy ]

Updated January 1, 2013

SofinesJoyfulMoments Is Hosted by FatCow
Check Out Fat Cow Web Hosting

Joyful Moments Web Designs
Graphics © by Mary (Garren) Morand
© MARY MORAND WEB PAGE - ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
Webmaster ~ E-Mail ~ Comments