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Menahil  Eman
Menahil Eman
Gharnatah Intl School
A Gift Of Love
Published On Jul 13th 2011
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“Can I see my baby?” the happy new mother asked.
When the bundle was nestled in her arms and she moved the fold of cloth to look upon his tiny face, she gasped. The doctor turned quickly and looked out the tall hospital window. The baby had been born without ears.
Time proved that the baby’s hearing was perfect. It was only his appearance that was marred. When he rushed home from school one day and flung himself into his mother’s arms, she sighed, knowing that his life was to be a succession of heartbreaks. He blurted out the tragedy. “A boy, a big boy … called me a freak.”
He grew up, handsome for his misfortune. A favorite with his fellow students, he might have been class president, but for that. He developed a gift, a talent for literature and music. “But you might mingle with other young people,” his mother reproved him, but felt a kindness in her heart. The boy’s father had a session with the family physician. Could nothing be done? “I believe I could graft on a pair of outer ears, if they could be procured,” the doctor decided.
Where upon the search began for a person who would make such a sacrifice for a young man. Two years went by. Then, “You are going to the hospital, Son. Mother and I have someone who will donate the ears you need. But it’s a secret,” said the father. The operation was a brilliant success, and a new person emerged. His talents blossomed into genius, and school and college became a series of triumphs.
Later he married and entered the diplomatic service. “But I must know!” He urged his father, “Who gave so much for me? I could never do enough for him.” “I do not believe you could,” said the father, “but the agreement was that you are not to know … not yet.” The years kept their profound secret, but the day did come … one of the darkest days that a son must endure. He stood with his father over his mother’s casket. Slowly, tenderly, the father stretched forth a hand and raised the thick, reddish-brown hair to reveal that the mother had no outer ears. “Mother said she was glad she never let her hair be cut,” he whispered gently, “and nobody ever thought Mother less beautiful, did they?”
Real beauty lies not in the physical appearance, but in the heart. Real treasure lies not in what that can be seen, but what that cannot be seen. Real love lies not in what is done and known, but in what that is done but not known.

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Comments 25
Areeba Really emotional story! Felt like crying! But gr8 effort! Areeba
Aug 8th 2013
Marwa :_( Awesome I just felt half crying That's tremendous only a mother can do this :( :) Marwa
Jul 27th 2013
HAMNA Hi menahil !!!!!! Hamna
Oct 9th 2012
(^_^) Ooooooooooooooh woaah (^_^)
Sep 12th 2012
 яυмαιsα Really............tears came to my eyes!! яυмαιsα
Jun 25th 2012
areeba Looooooooooooooooooove it!!**********************************!! Areeba
Jan 9th 2012
Momina This is a kind of sad story :( but its a very good story and should be a winner! Momina
Oct 12th 2011
Fatima Hi menahil i didnt knew u also wrote stories in vshine Fatima
Aug 30th 2011
Bareera Very nicccccccccccccce........ Bareera
Aug 17th 2011
Laiba Gr8 efforts in all 4 section. send a frnd resquest, plz accept Laiba
Aug 15th 2011
Areej Did u write it by your self? Areej
Aug 15th 2011
Wafa U r welcome Wafa
Aug 4th 2011
Bint waseem Luvly!!!!!! Bint Waseem
Aug 2nd 2011
Saniya What an emotional and lovely story. Saniya
Jul 31st 2011
Saba U r welcum menahil Saba
Jul 30th 2011
sapphire Nice story true :) Sapphire
Jul 28th 2011
Menahil Thnx bint Menahil
Jul 26th 2011
Saba Good Effort Saba
Jul 26th 2011
Menahil Thnx wafa n armeen Menahil
Jul 18th 2011
Wafa Its realy true that nobody has enough love for a child exept its mother.good story Wafa
Jul 17th 2011
armeen A very nice moral!!!! Armeen
Jul 17th 2011
Menahil Thnx evry1 Menahil
Jul 15th 2011
Abeer You should be the winner good story Abeer
Jul 14th 2011
Aisha Very good story Aisha
Jul 14th 2011
Ashna OMG!!! That was such a good story! And the moral is soooooo true. Ashna
Jul 14th 2011

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