This will give you cold chills, but puts life into perspective!

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  1. mudhog

    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

    Nov 6, 2000
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    portland oregon
    This will give you cold chills, but puts life into perspective!
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    > > At a fundraising dinner for a school that serves learning-disabled
    > >children, the father of one of the school's students delivered a speech
    > >that would never be forgotten by all who attended. After extolling the
    > >school and its dedicated staff, he offered a question.
    > >
    > > "Everything God does is done with perfection Yet, my son, Shay,
    > >cannot learn things as other children do. He cannot understand things as
    > >other children do. Where is God's plan reflected in my son?"
    > >
    > > The audience was stilled by the query.
    > >
    > > The father continued. "I believe," the father answered, "that when
    > >God brings a child like Shay into the world, an opportunity to realize
    > >Divine Plan presents itself. And it comes in the way people treat that
    > >child."
    > >
    > >
    > > Then, he told the following story:
    > >
    > >
    > > Shay and his father had walked past a park where some boys Shay
    > >were playing baseball. Shay asked, "Do you think they will let me play?"
    > >
    > >
    > > Shay's father knew that most boys would not want him on their
    > >But the father understood that if his son were allowed to play it would
    > >give him a much-needed sense of belonging.
    > >
    > > Shay's father approached one of the boys on the field and asked if
    > >Shay could play. The boy looked around for guidance from his teammates.
    > >Getting none, he took matters into his own hands and said, "We are losing
    > >by six runs, and the game is in the eighth inning. I guess he can be on
    > >team and we'll try to put him up to bat in the ninth inning."
    > >
    > >
    > > In the bottom of the eighth inning, Shay's team scored a few runs
    > >but was still behind by three. At the top of the ninth inning, Shay put
    > >a glove and played in the outfield. Although no hits came his way, he was
    > >obviously ecstatic just to be on the field, grinning from ear to ear as
    > >father waved to him from the stands.
    > >
    > > In the bottom of the ninth inning, Shay's team scored again. Now,
    > >with two outs and bases loaded, the potential winning run was on base.
    > >
    > > Shay was scheduled to be the next at-bat. Would the team actually
    > >let Shay bat at this juncture and give away their chance to win the game?
    > >
    > > Surprisingly, Shay was given the bat. Everyone knew that a hit was
    > >all but impossible because Shay didn't even know how to hold the bat
    > >properly, much less connect with the ball. However, as Shay stepped up to
    > >the plate, the pitcher moved a few steps to lob the ball in softly so
    > >could at least be able to make contact.
    > >
    > > The first pitch came and Shay swung clumsily and missed. The
    > >again took a few steps forward to toss the ball softly toward Shay. As
    > >pitch came in, Shay swung at the ball and hit a slow ground ball to the
    > >pitcher. The pitcher picked up the soft grounder and could easily have
    > >thrown the ball to the first baseman. Shay would have been out and that
    > >would have ended the game.
    > >
    > > Instead, the pitcher took the ball and threw it on a high arc to
    > >right field, far beyond reach of the first baseman. Everyone started
    > >yelling, "Shay, run to first. Run to first." Never in his life had Shay
    > >ever made it to first base. He scampered down the baseline, wide-eyed and
    > >startled.
    > >
    > > Everyone yelled "Run to second, run to second!" By the time Shay
    > >rounding first base, the right fielder had the ball. He could have thrown
    > >the ball to the second baseman for a tag. But the right fielder
    > >what the pitcher's intentions had been, so he threw the ball high and far
    > >over the third baseman's head.
    > >
    > > Shay ran towards second base as the runners ahead of him
    > >circled the bases towards home. As Shay reached second base, the opposing
    > >shortstop ran to him, turned him in the direction of third base, and
    > >shouted, "Run to third!" As Shay rounded third, the boys from both teams
    > >were screaming, "Shay! Run home!"
    > >
    > > Shay ran home, stepped on home plate and was cheered as the hero,
    > >for hitting a "grand slam" and winning the game for his team.
    > >
    > > "That day," said the father softly with tears now rolling down his
    > >face,"the boys from both teams helped bring a piece of the Divine Plan
    > >this world."
    > >
    > > And now, a footnote to the story. We all send thousands of jokes
    > >through e-mail without a second thought, but when it comes to sending
    > >messages regarding life choices, people think twice about sharing. The
    > >crude, vulgar, and sometimes the obscene pass freely through cyberspace,
    > >but public discussion of decency is too often suppressed in school and
    > >workplace.
    > >
    > > If you are thinking about forwarding this message, you are
    > >thinking about which people on your address list aren't the "appropriate"
    > >ones to receive this type of message.
    > >
    > > The person who sent this to you believes that we can all make a
    > >difference. We all have thousands of opportunities a day to help realize
    > >God's plan. So many seemingly trivial interactions between two people
    > >present us with a choice: Do we pass along a spark of the Divine? Or do
    > >pass up that opportunity, and leave the world a bit older in the process?
    > >
    > > You have two choices now:
    > > 1. Delete this.
    > > 2. Forward it to the people you care about.
    > >
    > > You know the choice I made
  2. k5ntexas

    k5ntexas 1/2 ton status

    Oct 29, 2001
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    corpus christi, texas.
    very touchin story man. gonna put this in an email and send it out.


    MOABDADC22 1/2 ton status

    Jul 24, 2001
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    I also e-mailed it. /forums/images/graemlins/usaflag.gif I have to admit that with this </font><blockquote><font class="small">In reply to:</font><hr />
    This will give you cold chills, but puts life into perspective!

    [/ QUOTE ] I thought for sure it was going to be that fat lady in a thong.....Thank God it wasn't.
  4. BigMac

    BigMac 1/2 ton status

    May 27, 2002
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    Fremont, CA
    damn dude the dog might as well have died...

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