Once upon a time

Once upon a time in a land not so far away, lived a young handsome boy that was labeled as a trouble maker, a kid from the wrong side of the track, someone who would never amount to anything.The other parents did not want their children playing with him. After being told these things over and over again, he began to believe it too.He would fight, if provoked. In fact he was expelled from the first grade. A little boy would run up behind him everyday at recess and hit him in the back of his head. He being a short chubby kid, could never catch him to hit him back. This went on for a long time until he decided to get even in the only way he could think of. The next morning he was prepared for the usual hit in head and run routine. Today was going to be different . He was ready for the kid to come by. Just like every day before, the kid struck him in the back of his head, and started to run away. Then the little boy did something totally unexpected. The boy took a big rock out of his pocket and thew it as hard as he could towards the other kid.The rock flew out of his hand with such a force it struck the kid smack in the back of his head. The blood started flowing. Then all hell broke loose. The teachers never noticed the daily abuse the boy took from the kid each day, but now someone actually got physically hurt. The little boy had stitches to close up the wound caused by the blow his head from the rock. The little boy was sent to the principles office. He got a hard spanking, and suspended from school for two weeks.

This kid that nobody thought would amount to anything grew up to be a fine man. He graduated from high school, joined the Air Force, served his time in Vietnam, married and had two children, and later had the pleasure to help raise another son. This so called looser retired after 22 years of active duty service, achieving the rank of Master Sargent. He also retired from Truman medical center as a computer technician. He is a loving father, grandfather, brother, friend, and husband.

We need to stop judging others, just because they don’t fit the mold of what we think they should be. I too spent many years judging anyone that didn’t meet my standards. Who was I to make those judgments. The Lord said you should love others as I have loved you. When I started loving my family, friends, and self the way God loves us, my whole life changed.



2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Terri Sonoda
    Jul 25, 2013 @ 18:20:45

    Garry is so many wonderful things….witty, handsome, compassionate, brilliant, a family man, and a doting father, grandfather and husband. I’m so happy to know both of you, Mary! hugggssss


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