Sunday, February 8, 2009
LOVE NEVER FAILS
This is one of the most touching things I had ever come across. I was waiting to post tis. Found it to be done now.....LOVE NEVER FAILS....
This really touched me.....My hands are not able to use smilies to make this beautiful thing bad...
After reading this short story, can somebody come up with something
coining this story to 'true love'? Or giving enough
justice by even thinking of comparing this beautiful story with true love.
It had been a year since Susan, 34, became blind. Due to a medical
misdiagnosis she had been rendered sightless, and she was suddenly
thrown into a , anger, frustration and self-pity. And all
she had to cling to was her husband, Mark . . (Read the story).
Mark was an Army officer and he loved Susan with all his heart. When
she first lost her sight, he watched her sink into despair and was
determined to help his wife gain the strength and confidence she needed to
become independent again.
Finally, Susan felt ready to return to her job, but how would she
get there? She used to take the bus, but was now too frightened to get
around the city by herself. Mark volunteered to drive her to work each day,
even though they worked at opposite ends of the city. At first, this
comforted Susan, and fulfilled Mark's need to protect his sightless wife who
was so insecure about performing the slightest task. Soon, however, Mark
realized the arrangement wasn't working. Susan is going to have to start
taking the bus again, he admitted to himself. But she was still so fragile,
so angry how would she react?
Just as he predicted, Susan was horrified at the idea of taking the
bus again. "I'm blind!", she responded bitterly. "How am I supposed to
know where I am going? I feel like you're abandoning me." Mark's heart
broke to hear these words, but he knew what had to be done.
He promised Susan that each and evening he would ride the
bus with her, for as long as it took, until she got the hang of it.
And that is exactly what happened. For two solid weeks, Mark,
military uniform and all, accompanied Susan to and from work each day. He
taught her how to rely on her other senses, specifically her hearing, to
determine where she was and how to adapt to her new environment. He helped
her befriend the bus drivers who could watch out for her, and save her a
Finally, Susan decided that she was ready to try the trip on her
own. Monday morning arrived, and before she left, she threw her arms
around Mark, her temporary bus-riding companion, her husband, and her best
friend.Her eyes filled with tears of gratitude for his loyalty, his
patience,and his love.She said good-bye, and , they went
their separate ways.
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday... Each day on her
own went perfectly,and Susan had never felt better. She was doing it! She
was going to work all by herself.On Friday morning, Susan took the bus to
work as usual. As she was paying the fare to exit the bus, the driver said,
"Boy, I sure do envy you."Susan wasn't sure if the driver was speaking to
her or not. After all, who on earth would ever envy a blind woman who had
struggled just to find thecourage to live for the past year? Curious, she
asked the driver,"Why do you say that you envy me?"
The driver responded, "It must feel good to be taken care of and
protected like you are." Susan had no idea what the driver was talking
about,and again asked, " mean?"
The driver answered, "You know, every morning for the past week, a
fine looking gentleman in a military uniform has been standing across the
corner watching you as you get off the bus. He makes sure you cross the
street safely and he watches until you enter your office building.
Then he blows you a kiss, gives you a little salute and walks away. You are
one lucky lady."
Tears of happiness poured down Susan's cheeks. For although she
couldn't physically see him, she had always felt Mark's presence. She was
lucky so lucky, for he had given her a gift more powerful than sight, a gift
she didn't need to see to believe - that can bring light
where there is darkness.
Posted by Rajesh at 2:19 AM