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Heart touching story.. pls dont miss it

Discussion in 'Jokes' started by deva280579, Feb 9, 2010.

  1. deva280579

    deva280579 Senior IL'ite

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    [FONT=&quot]A nurse took the tired, anxious serviceman to the bedside.

    "Your son is here," she said to the old man.


    She had to repeat the words several times before the patient's eyes opened.


    Heavily sedated because of the pain of his heart attack, he dimly saw the young uniformed


    Marine standing outside the oxygen tent. He reached out his hand. The Marine wrapped his toughened fingers around the old man's limp ones, squeezing a message of love and encouragement.


    The nurse brought a chair so that the Marine could sit beside the bed. All through the night the


    Young Marine sat there in the poorly lighted ward, holding the old man's hand and offering him words of love and strength. Occasionally, the nurse suggested that the Marine move away and rest awhile.


    He refused.


    Whenever the nurse came into the ward, the Marine was oblivious of her and of the night noises of the hospital - the clanking of the oxygen tank, the laughter of the night staff members exchanging greetings, the cries and moans of the other patients.


    Now and then she heard him say a few gentle words. The dying man said nothing, only held tightly to his son all through the night.


    Along towards dawn, the old man died. The Marine released the now lifeless hand he had been holding and went to tell the nurse. While she did what she had to do, he waited.


    Finally, she returned. She started to offer words of sympathy, but the Marine interrupted her.


    "Who was that man?" he asked.


    The nurse was startled, "He was your father," she answered.


    "No, he wasn't," the Marine, replied. "I never saw him before in my life."


    "Then why didn't you say something when I took you to him?"


    "I knew right away there had been a mistake, but I also knew he needed his son, and his son just

    Wasn't here. When I realized that he was too sick to tell whether or not I was his son, knowing how much he needed me, I stayed."


    The next time someone needs you ... Just be there. Stay.

    WE ARE NOT HUMAN BEINGS GOING THROUGH A TEMPORARY SPIRITUAL EXPERIENCE.

    WE ARE SPIRITUAL BEINGS GOING THROUGH A TEMPORARY HUMAN EXPERIENCE.
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  2. Padmini

    Padmini IL Hall of Fame

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    Dear Deva,
    A touching incident!!I salute to that man!!
    Helping is of course a good thing and it does wonders for your own self esteem.What does love look like? It has the hands to help others. It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has eyes to see misery and want. It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men. That is what love looks like.Thanks for sharing!
    with love
    pad
     
  3. deva280579

    deva280579 Senior IL'ite

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    Hi Padmini,

    Tks for showing your patience by reading this and giving a quick reply. Tks a ton.

    Regards
    Devanathan.L
     
  4. Saraswathipv

    Saraswathipv IL Hall of Fame

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    Good one.

    Loved the last two lines.

    WE ARE NOT HUMAN BEINGS GOING THROUGH A TEMPORARY SPIRITUAL EXPERIENCE.
    WE ARE SPIRITUAL BEINGS GOING THROUGH A TEMPORARY HUMAN EXPERIENCE.


    Thanx for sharing this beautiful message.
     
  5. npri

    npri Bronze IL'ite

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    Touching story!!! Good message...
     
  6. deva280579

    deva280579 Senior IL'ite

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    tks to saraswathi & npri for commenting my post.

    Regards
    Devanathan.L
     

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