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    "Unconditional Love"

    A friend just sent this to me in an email. Thought I would share it.


    Unconditional Love

    A story is told about a soldier who was finally coming home
    from the war.

    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 mind
    and lost an arm and a leg. He has nowhere else to go, and I
    want him to come live with us."

    "I'm sorry to hear that, son. 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 on
    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, we don't
    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.

    C5-C7 Walking Quad

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    OMG! Can't find the words for this. So terribly, terribly sad.

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