Love Story #3: Unconditional Love


A story is told about a soldier who was finally coming home from the war. He called his parents from San Francisco.

“Mom and Dad, I’m coming home, but I’ve a favor to ask. I have a friend I’d like to bring home with me.”
“Sure,” they replied, “we’d love to meet him.”
“There’s something you should know the son continued, “he was hurt pretty badly in the fighting. He stepped on a land mind and lost an arm and a leg. He has nowhere else to go, and I want him to come live with us.”
“I’m sorry to hear that, son. Maybe we can help him find somewhere to live.”
“No, Mom and Dad, I want him to live with us.”
“Son,” said the father, “you don’t know what you’re asking. Someone with such a handicap would be a terrible burden on us. We have our own lives to live, and we can’t let something like this interfere with our lives. I think you should just come home and forget about this guy. He’ll find a way to live on his own.”
At that point, the son hung up the phone.
The parents heard nothing more from him. A few days later, however, they received a call from the San
Francisco police. Their son had died after falling from a building, they were told. The police believed it was suicide.
The grief-stricken parents flew to San Francisco and were taken to the city morgue to identify the body
of their son. They recognized him, but to their horror they also discovered something they didn’t know, their son had only one arm and one leg.

The parents in this story are like many of us. We find it easy to love those who are good-looking or fun to have around, but we don’t like people who inconvenience us or make us feel uncomfortable. We would rather stay away from people who aren’t as healthy, beautiful, or smart as we are.

Thankfully, there’s someone who won’t treat us that way. Someone who loves us with an unconditional love that welcomes us into the forever family, regardless of how messed up we are.
Tonight, before you tuck yourself in for the night, say a little prayer that God will give you the strength you need to accept people as they are, and to help us all be more understanding of those who are different from us.





27 Responses to “Love Story #3: Unconditional Love”

  1. February 13, 2008 at 9:28 pm

    happy loves day tomorrow!!!! i hope you had a nice celebration. naks, first valentine together as husband and wife. hmmmm….why not try check this out: http://www.nelsondidith.com/

    😀 I am still doing the finishing touches, medyo busy lang this past few weeks.hehe, instructor ang kumare nyo ngayon sa URC, i’m teaching college.

    but i really intended this for the valentines. Hope you like it! I just have to edit something on the file manager and then i will transfer to you the controls. I’ll email you the password! 😀

    Muah! I love you both! Happy Valentine’s Day!!!


  2. February 14, 2008 at 8:15 pm

    nelson what great stories you shared in your blog. the three stories on unconditional love really are just proofs that there is actually true and unconditional love in this world. i just love reading them. and it is more fitting that i have read this on this day. happy valentine’s day to you and your family.


  3. 3 marc
    February 15, 2008 at 1:40 pm

    hi bro! very touching stories! i think i read one of them in one of my emails, but it sure are nice stories worth reading them again. the values you share are great.


  4. 4 digitalcatharsis
    February 15, 2008 at 1:50 pm

    OMG! Maline! Ang ganda ng site!! Thanks thanks!! I love it! I’m not sure if didith has seen it but i’ll let her know as soon as she arrives from work. I’m sure she’ll love it. This is a very wonderful gift to receive on valentine’s day!

    I’m here in an internet shop in ortigas. I can’t write comments for the site, i don’t know why. I’ll try again later!

    God bless you Maline!


  5. 5 digitalcatharsis
    February 15, 2008 at 1:52 pm

    hi yeng! thanks for taking the time to read my blogs! i’m always glad to read your comments here! God bless!


  6. 6 digitalcatharsis
    February 15, 2008 at 1:53 pm

    hi marc! thanks thanks! please send my regards to everybody there! miss u guys!


  7. February 15, 2008 at 9:21 pm

    hi,nelson! you can post there na. I don’t know if didith received my text yesterday. Email kita for the username and password.may edit lang ako sa wordpress kasi para matweak mo yung themes. Bz lang hehe, naghahabol sa lectures ng mga classes ko, kasi nga substitute me sa regina, pero overload ako, 27 units.

    Musta kay didith!



  8. 8 Phebe
    February 15, 2008 at 10:20 pm

    Hi Nelson,

    Your site was intellectually excellent. Your decision to teach was absolutely right, you should pass on your insight. After I read everything, I realized how lucky I am, sometimes many people recognize the blessings they got. All the stories here are absolutely encouraging. I will continue open this site and read all over again.

    God Bless,



  9. 9 diego
    February 16, 2008 at 2:02 pm

    these stories are so touching! i cant help but question my own definition of love and the way i give it out to people i love. thanks for posting them here.


  10. February 16, 2008 at 2:21 pm

    i always try to drop by your site. i thouht u stopped posting already. i hope u dont stop blogging becoz u inspire people and u write very well. the stories u chose for valentine’s day are so touching. keep up the good work. God bless.


  11. 11 digitalcatharsis
    February 18, 2008 at 3:49 pm

    hi maline! didith and i are so touched by your gift. ganda nung site and mu thoughts keep running as to what posts i can put there. thank u so much. hindi pa rin ako makapost ng comment though…

    i remember u told me before nung malaman mo na i was teaching, na hindi mo pa ma imagine ang sarili mo na nagtuturo… but there you are!!! im sure ur students have a lot to learn from u. good luck sa bagong job…


  12. 12 digitalcatharsis
    February 18, 2008 at 3:51 pm

    hi phebe! musta naman jan sa canada?! thanks for reading my blogs! never heard from u for quite a while! pls do comeback here from time to time!


  13. 13 digitalcatharsis
    February 18, 2008 at 3:53 pm

    hi diego and william! thanks for always paying my site a visit. u are the friends ive never met but i know that u are just there checking me out always. God bless both of u!


  14. February 18, 2008 at 8:29 pm

    Hi Nel, tnx for dropping by at my site.. Just finished reading your very touching blogs .. we should be nice all the time talaga and treat others graciously. congrats!


  15. 15 neil patrick
    February 21, 2008 at 3:46 pm

    these are nice postings bro. i liked them and i hope u post similar inspirational stories.


  16. 16 scottyprincess
    February 21, 2008 at 8:21 pm

    Hi Nelson, thanks so much for the drop. Great love stories here! Hope to see more of u soon!


  17. 17 digitalcatharsis
    February 29, 2008 at 1:42 pm

    hi neil patrick and scottyprincess, thanks a lot for reading my posts!


  18. March 15, 2008 at 10:45 am

    Hi Nelson,

    It’s a baby boy! Congrats!!! I really wish your wife will have a safe delivery. It’s going to be easier for her ‘coz I know you will be there to support her 101%. As I’ve said before, I am certain you will be a great father & provider, Inigo is lucky to have you as his dad.


  19. 19 digitalcatharsis
    March 15, 2008 at 3:52 pm

    thanks aidisan for this very inspiring message!!


  20. 20 Mia
    April 14, 2011 at 5:22 am

    I love this. To be honest, i really think I have unconditional love for my boyfriend, maybe I just think that, but i really think I do. I’m not boasting, but I have to be honest, I’ve been told numerous times that I am the prettiest girl someone has ever seen and I’m smart too. I have a full ride to U of M ann arbor. My boyfriend who is also as smart as me, he is shorter than me, not very good looking, poor, and doesn’t have much status. My parents are outraged that I could ever love someone like him, actually not only my parents, but many others too. I have had numerous guys ask me out some of which were muscular, tall, handsome, educated, and rich, but I’ve said no no no. I’m in love with my boyfriend and I don’t care what anyone says. This may not be unconditional love, but i think it’s real love at the least. I never knew I could love anyone so different and I’m happy I do.
    I also like at the end of this story to ask God “say a little prayer that God will give you the strength you need to accept people as they are, and to help us all be more understanding of those who are different from us.”

    That’s my favorite part because at sometimes people do get to me and it makes me sometimes doubt, i always pick myself back up though.

    Thank you for this, much appreciated.

    God Bless.


  21. 21 nelson RN
    April 14, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    Hi MIA. Love really moves in mysterious ways. There’s no doubt that the love you feel for your boyfriend is REAL and GENUINE love. As long as you are happy with him, your decision to have him should not be affected by the people around you. It is YOUR life after all, not theirs. I wish both of you the strength to face the many trials that your relationship might have to endure. God bless!


  22. 22 normz
    April 24, 2011 at 1:46 pm

    Hi! im new in your web page..your blog was quite interesting and educational with a lot of stuff to fonder..thank you for accepting me in ur web page. please keep up your good deeds..


    • 23 nelson RN
      April 24, 2011 at 2:55 pm

      Hi NORMZ! Thanks for dropping some notes and also for subscribing! Deeply appreciated! I hope you enjoy the posts here. God bless you!


  23. June 20, 2011 at 1:21 pm

    agree..may mga taong ganun talaga..para na rin kasing sinabi natin na wala naman silang makukuha sa tao na yun but burden..but they are wrong..I am not saying na I am really mabait no cause i also had my limitation..
    Nalungkotako dito..nahulaan ko na anak nila ang may kapansanan..)sad)


  24. June 21, 2011 at 5:56 pm

    That’s really a sad story. But I have actually seen disabled people being able to live normal and happy lives, because they found strength in God, and because they believed that they can live as all of us do. I was deeply inspired by a man who grew up without any limbs, he was born that way. But he was able to play golf, go fishing, and he works by inspiring young people to stand up whenever they stumble down. Because he can do it without help but with difficulty, which means everyone can do it. I was teary-eyed when I watched his video at school.


  25. June 25, 2011 at 7:59 pm

    nakaka lungkot naman yung story but its really true. We need to have that unconditional love for loving the person no matter what.


  26. 27 kat
    June 28, 2011 at 4:00 am

    sad story…well, may kasabihan na ang pagsisisi ay laging nasa huli……….


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