A Christmas Gift of Love

I love the story and the song, but never knew the real story behind them – hope you like it, too. ~ Linne

Morning Story and Dilbert

Morning Story and Dilbert Vintage Dilbert
December 17, 2007

Depressed and brokenhearted, a man named Bob May stared out of his drafty apartment window in to the chilling December night. His four year-old daughter, Barbara, sat on his lap quietly sobbing.

Bob’s wife, Evelyn, was dying of cancer. Little Barbara could not understand why her mother could never come home. Barbara looked up into her dad’s eyes and asked, “Why isn’t mummy just like everybody else’s mummy?”

Bob’s jaw tightened and his eyes welled with tears. Her question brought waves not only of grief, but also of anger.

It had been the story of Bob’s life, which always had to be different for him.

As a child, Bob was often bullied by other boys. He was too little at the time to compete in sports. He was frequently called names he would rather not remember.

From childhood, Bob was different and never seemed to…

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8 thoughts on “A Christmas Gift of Love

    • Me, either, Lois (well, the song and the book; I’ve never seen the movie).
      I had no idea, myself.

      Hope your Christmas was great in your new queendom 🙂

  1. My take on reading this post wasn’t so much about the “different” aspect, as the fact that no matter how low you get, no matter how lost, forgotten or absolutely devastatingly alone you are, you never know what is around the corner…ever. Never give in and never give up because life has an amazing way of throwing you curve balls when you least expect it to.

    • Thank you from the bottom of my heart, Narfie7! You are SO right! I’d never heard the back-story before and I loved it. It’s good to remember whenever we face a big challenge.

      • Very good, and an amazing reminder that we should just keep going, you just never know what is around the bend or that the things that are happening to you right now, that might seem awful, are working together for something amazing just around the bend. 🙂

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I look forward to reading your comments. ~ Linne

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