It’s just a short, nice, romantic, touching and loving story I just read a while ago.
Well, it’s about a couple(Mark and Susan) who loved each other so much. Along the way, Susan went blind, due to some kind of misdiagnosis. She was suddenly thrown into a world of darkness, anger, frustration and self- pity. Once a fiercely independent woman but now condemned by the sudden twist of fate.
Initially, Mark was helpful but along the way, felt strained and decided to ask for a change. Then the story began…
Just as Mark predicted, Susan was horrified at the idea. “I’m blind!” “How am I supposed to know where I’m 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 morning 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, how to determine where she was and how to adopt to her new environment.
He helped her befriend the bus drivers who could watch out for her and save her a seat. He made her laugh, even on those not-so-good days when she would trip exiting the bus, or drop her brief case.
Each morning, they made the journey together, and Mark would take a cab back to his office. Although this routing cost more, Mark knew it was only a matter of time before Susan would be able to ride the bus on her own. He believed in her, for he knew she wasn’t afraid of any challenge and who would never, ever quit no matter the storms.
Finally, Susan decided that she was ready to try the trip on her own. Monday morning and she showed gratitude to her temporary bus riding companion, her husband and best friend for all his loyalty, sincerity, patience and love. She said goodbye, and for the first time, went their seperate ways.
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, each day on her own went perfectly.
On Friday morning, Susan took the bus to work as usual. As she was paying for her fare to exit the bus, the driver said, ” Boy, I sure envy you”
Susan wasn’t sure if the driver was speaking to her or not. Who on earth would envy a blind struggling woman? Curiously, she asked him ” Why do you envy me?” The driver responded ” It must feel so good to be taken care of and protected like you are”
Susan had no idea what the driver was talking about, she asked again ” What do you 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 when you get off the bus. He makes sure you cross the street safely and he watches you 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. For he had given her a gift more powerful than sight, a gift she didn’t need to see to believe, the gift of love that can bring light where there had been darkness.
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I believe Love is quite a great thing for those who have it, believe it and protect it with Patience, Loyalty and Sincerity”
GOD WATCHES OVER US IN JUST THE SAME WAY. WE MAY NOT KNOW OR NOTICE HIS PRESENCE, AND MAY NOT BE ABLE TO SEE HIS BLESSED FACE, BUT HE IS THERE NONETHELESS.
Have a Beautiful Day!