Thursday, June 21, 2012

EARTHLY ANGEL ... A CHILD YOU WILL NEVER FORGET!

Greetings everyone,

I know it has been a while since my last post, but I am still overwhelmed by today'a Earthly Angel. As many of you know, I have posted about these amazing people over the course of my blog. For those of you unfamiliar with these posts, I will explain.

An EA is a special person. One who gives of themselves to help others in need. They are selfless and inspirational. Truly heaven sent.

But today's EA is unique and special. She is truly one of a kind.

Crystal blue unfocused eyes stare helplessly into space as her shiny sandy hair catches the glistening morning sunlight. Her story is a sad one, but one that must be told.

Nineteen years ago, a toddler inched her way toward a pool. Unexpectedly, and unknown to the sitter, the child sank to the bottom. Her heart beat strongly saving her life, but the child's oxygen deprived brain died. The once bright-eyed little girl no longer existed. Instead, a quiet, immobile one replaced her.

Devastated, her mother, father, and three brothers cared for her. Never giving up.

Tears streamed down my face when I heard this story. I wondered WHY? Why would God let this poor child live in such a state with no quality of life? With no hope for a future. With no hope of any type of comprehension. Not to mention the extreme hardship on the family.

As I blurted out my questions, the person telling me the story continued about the rest of her family. Then it dawned on me. This sweet soul was brought to this family to teach them a very important lesson.

The three boys (her brothers) learned love, sensitivity, caring, and respect for human life. These boys, now in their early twenties and teens are not your average young men. They are special because their handicapped sister unknowingly infused them with an amazing gift. The ability to love.

Isn't that THE most important lesson for all of us as humans to learn. For some this emotion is almost impossible to fully comprehend. Men, in particular hide, bury, and ignore, this precious emotion ... mainly because they just don't understand it or are afraid of it. Thankfully these boys aren't.

So many of us have been hurt by the ones we love. In this case, the love for this special child opened up the hearts of this family.

Although I am greatly saddened by this story, I am so thankful to be able to share it with all of you. I am honored to be able to write about EAs and hope to do many more posts about them.

If any of you know of one of these special people, a person who has given to you just for the sake of helping you, I would love to hear about it. Please leave your tale in the comments or email me directly. I would like to post at least one EA story a month.

Have a great day and weekend everyone!


10 comments:

  1. Learning genuine love is a great gift. Those boys look at life differently now.

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  2. What a sad story. Love is indeed a powerful thing.

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  3. I have been blessed to have had many earthly angels in my life. Sweet story, Michael.

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  4. Sad and sweet story. I fully believe everything happens for a reason. Thank you for sharing. I look forward to reading more of these EA.

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  5. An amazing story. Love is, indeed, the most important lesson we have to learn in this life.

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  6. The sister's plight served as a catalyst to release the loving hero within each brother that was already there. It is not the circumstance but what we tell ourselves about it that births either a legend or a tragedy.

    Good to see you back. May we all find the love and heroism within us to be an earthly angel when the darkness falls, Roland

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  7. Very touching story Bro. I love your posts on earthly angels. Hope you get a chance to relax a bit this week-end.

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  8. The gift of love is the most important. I think there are many EA around. Saw interviews with young carers of adults with disabilities recently. These young people were so loving towards their mothers or siblings, and so selfless. Makes you believe in the goodness of humans again, despite all the ugliness that gets the airplay.

    Denise

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  9. Wow, what a heartbreaking and at the same time soaring story of love. Thank you for sharing.

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  10. What a sad but touching story. That little girl has changed lives for the better. That is something we can all aspire to.

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