Inspirational Love Short Story - Can I See My Baby?
"Real treasure lies not in what can be seen, but what cannot be seen. Real love lies not in what is done and known, but in what that is done but not known. Love sometimes no need to say much." An excerpt for an awesome inspirational short love story about the love of a mother for her child.
"Can I see my baby?" the happy new mother
asked. When the bundle was nestled in her arms and she moved the fold of cloth
to look upon his tiny face, she gasped. The doctor turned quickly and looked
out the tall hospital window.
The baby had been born without ears. Time proved that the baby's hearing was perfect. It was only his appearance that was marred. When he rushed home from school one day and flung himself into his mother's arms, she sighed, knowing that his life was to be a succession of heartbreaks. He blurted out the tragedy. "A boy, a big boy...called me a freak."
He grew up, handsome for his misfortune. A favorite with his fellow students, he might have been class president, but for that. He developed a gift, a talent for literature and music. "But you might mingle with other young people," his mother reproved him, but felt a kindness in her heart.
The boy's father had a session with the family physician..."Could nothing be done?" "I believe I could graft on a pair of outer ears, if they could be procured" the doctor decided. Whereupon the search began for a person who would make such a sacrifice for a young man.
Two years went by. One day, his father said to the
son, "You're going to the hospital, son. Mother and I have someone who
will donate the ears you need. But it's a secret," said the father. The
operation was a brilliant success, and a new person emerged. His talents blossomed into genius, and school and college became a series of triumphs.
Later he married and led the diplomatic service. One day, he asked his father,
"Who gave me the ears? Who gave me so much? I could never do enough
for him or her." "I do not believe you could, "said the
father, "but the agreement was that you are not to know...not yet."
The years kept their profound secret, but the day did come. One of the
darkest days that ever pass through a son. He stood with his father over
his mother's casket. Slowly, tenderly, the father stretched forth a hand
and raised the thick, reddish-brown hair to reveal the mother had no outer
ears. "Mother said she was glad she never let her hair be cut,"
his father whispered gently, "and nobody ever thought mother less
beautiful, did they"?
Real treasure lies not in what can be seen, but what cannot be seen. Real love lies not in what is done and known, but in what that is done but not known. Love sometimes no need to say much.
Read the following, it's meaningful If we die tomorrow, the company that we are working for could easily replace us in a matter of days. But the family we left behind will feel the lost for the rest of their lives. And come to think of it, we pour ourselves more into work than to our family, an unwise investment indeed.
FAMILY = (F)ATHER (A)ND (M)OTHER,
(I) (L)OVE (Y) OU
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