The Love Test

I got this one from a friend this morning via email. It is an interesting story (but probably not a true one).. I'll comment on it below.
There was a blind girl who hated herself because she was blind. She hated everyone, except her loving boyfriend. He was always there for her. She told her boyfriend, 'If I could only see the world, I will marry you.'

One day, someone donated a pair of eyes to her. When the bandages came off, she was able to see everything, including her boyfriend.

He asked her,' Now that you can see the world, will you marry me?' The girl looked at her boyfriend and saw that he was blind. The sight of his closed eyelids shocked her. She hadn't expected that. The thought of looking at them the rest of her life led her to refuse to marry him.

Her boyfriend left in tears and days later wrote a note to her saying: 'Take good care of your eyes, my dear, for before they were yours, they were mine.'
Isn't it interesting how people respond differently to adversity. Some like the gal's boyfriend will sacrifice all for the one they love. Others like the gal who received her boyfriend's eyes seem to have a shallow love that disappears when things get tough.

Gotta wonder why people seem to "love" so differently.. and wonder if the gal in the story ever really loved the guy? I don't think that she ever did. I think that adversity tests love and some people fail the love test. What do you think?


  1. I have heard this one before..
    I was pretty shocked at the outcome! Shows you who love was real and who's wasn't!

  2. I had never heard this before so it really hit me when I got to the end. My first reaction similar to what debbie said above, but when I let it sink in I am reminded that some people seem unable to love - to give or to receive it- and its really a sad way to live.


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