DAD, DON'T CRY!--read the story below and share your ideas.

crying - crying man
@nengs10 (3188)
April 26, 2007 9:07am CST
This is a very heart warming story. Share your experiences regarding this story. A man had a little daughter-an only and much-beloved child. He lived for her ~ she was his life. So when she became ill and her illness resisted the efforts of the best obtainable physicians, he became like a man possessed, moving heaven and earth to bring about her restoration to health. His best efforts proved unavailing and the child died. The father was totally irreconcilable. He became a bitter recluse, shutting himself away from his many friends and refusing every activity that might restore his poise and bring him back to his normal self. But one night he had a dream. He was in Heaven, and was witnessing a grand pageant of all the little child angels. They were marching in an apparently endless line past the Great White Throne. Every white-robed angelic tot carried a candle. He noticed that one child's candle was not lighted. Then he saw that the child with the dark candle was his own little girl. Rushing to her, while the pageant faltered, he seized her in his arms, caressed her tenderly, and then asked: "How is it, darling that your candle alone is unlighted? "Father, they often relight it, but your tears always put it out." Just then he awoke from his dream. The lesson was crystal clear, and its effects were immediate. From that hour on he was not a recluse, but mingled freely and cheerfully with his former friends and associates. No longer would his little darling's candle be extinguished by his useless tears.
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26 Apr 07
Hi Nengs,really very touchy story.It makes my eyes wet.It's true nobody can chage the destiny, so we should rather remember the good time we shared with our loved ones.
@gewcew23 (8011)
• United States
28 Apr 07
What a touching story. It just goes to remind us to not mourn and be depressed when we loose someone near and dear to us that if they were Christians then we will see them again one day.