Thursday, February 26, 2004

Touching Tale: A Young Boy's Love for his Dying Mother...

This is the story of Robby. He was a young boy who
lived with his elderly mother. His mother wanted him
to learn how to play the piano because she longed to
hear her son play for her. She sent her son to a piano
teacher who took Robby in under her guidance. However,
there was one small problem because Robby was not
musically inclined and therefore was very slow in
learning. The teacher did not have much faith in the
boy because of his weakness. The mother was very
enthusiastic and every week she would send Robby to
the teacher.

One day Robby stopped attending the piano lessons. The
teacher thought that he had given up and in fact she
was quite pleased since she did not give much hope to
Robby. Not long after, the piano teacher was given the
task to organize a piano concert in town. She sent out
circulars to invite the students and public to attend
the event. Suddenly, she received a call from Robby
who offered to take part in the concert. The teacher
told Robby that he was not good enough and that he was
no longer a student since he had stopped coming for
lessons. Robby begged her to give him a chance
and promised that he would not let her down.

Finally, she gave in and she put him to play last,
hoping that he will change his mind at the last
minute. When the big day came, the hall was packed and
the children gave their best performance. Finally, it
was Robby's turn to play and as his name was
announced, he walked in. He was not in
proper attire and his hair was not properly groomed.
The teacher was really nervous since Robby's
performance could spoil the whole evening's brilliant
performance. As Robby started playing the crowd became
silent and was amazed at the skill of this little boy.
In fact, he gave the best performance of the evening.
At the end of his presentation the crowd and the piano
teacher gave him a standing ovation.
The crowd asked Robby how he managed to play so

With a microphone in front of him, he said, "I was not
able to attend the weekly piano lessons as there was no one
to send me because my mother was sick with cancer. She
just passed away this morning and I wanted her to hear me
play. You see, this is the first time she is able to hear me
play because when she was alive she was deaf and now I know
she is listening to me. I have to play my best for her!"

The last paragraph made me cry...


This is indeed a touching story of love and excellence.
When you have a passion and a reason to do something,
you will surely excel. You may not be talented or gifted but if
you have a strong enough reason to do something, you will
be able to tap into your inner God given potential.

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