Monday, May 26, 2008

~ JUST STAY-A Beautiful Message

Just Stay

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 awayand

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.


(love this line)

PLEASE PAS S THIS ONE ON AND GOD

WILL BLESS YOU!


THIS IS WHAT WE ARE PUT ON THIS

EARTH TO DO ANYWAY. RIGHT ?

HAVE A GREAT DAY AND BLESS

SOMEONE ELSE IN SOME LITTLE WAY

TODAY!


GOD IS SO GOOD.

With Best Regards,

Parvez Alam

K.S.A, Riyadh

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