friendship forever

January 4, 2012
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Two inseparable friends, Sam and Alan, met with an accident on their way to New York City. The following morning, Alan woke up blind and Sam was still unconscious. Dr. Boo was standing next to the bedside looking at his health chart and medications with a thoughtful expression on his face.
When he saw Sam awake, he beamed at him and asked. "How are you feeling today Sam?" Sam tried to get up, a brave face and smiled back saying, "Absolutely wonderful Doctor. I am very grateful for all that you have done for me." Dr Boo leaned next to Sam, all that he could say was, "You are a very brave man Sam and God will make it up to you in one way or another". While he was moving on to the next patient, Sam called back at him almost pleading, "Promise me you won't tell Alan anything."
"You know I won't do that. Trust me," and walked away.
"Thank you," whispered Sam. He smiled and looked up in prayer, "I hope I live up to your ideas...please give me the strength to be able to go through this, Amen."
Months later when Alan had recuperated considerably, he stopped hanging around with Sam. He felt depressed and embarrassed to spend time with a disabled person like Sam.
Sam was lonely since he didn't have anybody else other than Alan to count on. Things went from bad to worse.
One day Sam died in despair. When Alan was called on his Funeral, he found a letter waiting for him. Dr Boo gave it to him with an expressionless face and said "This is for you Alan. Sam had asked me to give it to you when he was gone."
In the letter he had said: “Dear Alan, I have kept my promise in the end to lend you my eyes if anything had happened to them. Now there is nothing more that I can ask from God, I will see the world through my eyes. You will always be my best friend........Sam". When he had finished reading Dr. Boo said "I had promised Sam to keep his sacrifice he made a secret from you. But now I wish I didn't stick it because I don't think it was worth it". "Don’t worry about it Doc, if Sam didn’t want to tell me anything he had his reasons…" "Take care Alan don’t blame your self for this, he didn’t want you to worry about him."

Why didn’t I ever spend more time with him? If had things would be different, he would not have died alone. I should of have been with him every day next to him.. All that was left for Alan while he stood there was tears of regret and memories of Sam for the rest of his life.





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