Gift of Love Part 1
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The passengers on the bus watched
sympathetically as the attractive young woman
with the white cane made her way carefully up
the steps. She paid the driver and using her
hands to feel the location of the seats, walked
down the aisle and found the seat he'd told
her was empty. She settled down, placed her
briefcase on her lap and rested her cane against
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It had been a year since Susan, thirty-four
years old, became blind. Due to a medical misdiagnosis,
she had been rendered sightless and she was
suddenly thrown into a world of darkness, anger,
frustration and self-pity. All she had to cling
to was her husband, Mark.
Mark was an Air Force officer and he loved
Susan with all his heart. When she first lost
her sight, he watched her sink into despair
and was determined to help his wife gain the
strength and confidence she needed to become
After some time, Susan finally felt ready to
return to her job. However, how would she get
there? She used to take the bus but was now
too frightened to get around the city by herself.
Mark volunteered to drive her to work each day
even though they worked at opposite ends of
the city. At first, this comforted Susan and
fulfilled Mark's need to protect his sightless
wife who was so insecure about performing the
However, Mark soon realized the arrangement
wasn't working. He admitted to himself that
Susan will have to start taking the bus again.
Nevertheless, she was still so fragile, so angry
- how would she react? Just as he predicted,
Susan was horrified at the idea of taking the
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"I'm blind!" She responded bitterly.
"How am I supposed to know where I am 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. That is exactly what
happened. For two solid weeks, Mark, in his
military uniform and all, accompanied Susan
to and from work each day.
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