The True Story of Rudolph (The Red Nosed Reindeer)

What a heartwarming and inspiring story, just right for this time of year. I found it via Book Chat by Michelle James.
I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog

This was emailed to me by a friend:

A man named Bob May, depressed and brokenhearted, stared out his drafty apartment window into the chilling December night. His 4-year-old daughter Barbara sat on his lap quietly sobbing. Bob’s wife, Evelyn, was dying of cancer.

Little Barbara couldn’t understand why her mommy could never come home. Barbara looked up into her dad’s eyes and asked, “Why isn’t Mommy just like everybody else’s Mommy?”

Bob’s jaw tightened and his eyes welled with tears. Her question brought waves of grief, but also of anger. It had been the story of Bob’s life. Life always had to be different for Bob. Small when he was a kid, Bob was often bullied by other boys. He was too little at the time to compete in sports. He was often called names he’d rather not remember.

From childhood, Bob was different and never seemed to fit…

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4 thoughts on “The True Story of Rudolph (The Red Nosed Reindeer)

  1. Bec

    It is indeed a heartwarming story, and amazing that it is true. Nice to hear of folks who manage to come good after something so awful. Bob’s story made me think of Ziggy – another little one who is very different and has many challenges others don’t face.

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