A teacher was telling her students about a tragic story from long ago, when a cruise ship met with an incident at sea.
On the ship was a couple, but after having made their way to the lifeboat, they realized that there was only space for one person left.
At this moment, the man pushed the woman behind him and jumped onto the lifeboat himself.
The lady stood on the sinking ship and shouted one sentence to her husband.
The teacher stopped halfway through her story and asked, “What do you think she shouted?”
Most of the students excitedly answered, “I hate you! How could you!”
Now, the teacher noticed a boy who was silent throughout. She asked him and he replied, “Teacher, I believe she would have shouted – Take care of our child.”
The teacher was surprised, asking, “Have you heard this story before?”
“No,” said the boy, “but that was what my mom told my dad before she died to disease”.
The teacher lamented, “The answer is right.
The cruise ship sank. The man went home and brought up their daughter single-handedly.
Many years later after the death of the man, their daughter found his diary while tidying his belongings.
It turns out that when parents went onto the cruise ship, the mother was already diagnosed with a terminal illness. At the critical moment, the father rushed to the only chance of survival.
He wrote in his diary, ‘How I wished to sink to the bottom of the ocean with you, but for the sake of our daughter, I can only let you lie forever below the sea alone.’’’
Such a moving story. SHARE it with your family to remind them of how important they are to you.