Love you,son
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As a young man, Al was a skilled1 artist, a potter with a wife and two fine sons. One night, his older son developed a severe stomachache. Thinking it was only some common intestinal2(肠的) disorder3, neither Al nor his wife took the condition very seriously . But the boy died suddenly that night.
 
Knowing the death could have been avoided if he had only realized the seriousness of the situation, he always felt he was guilty. To make matters worse, his wife left him a short time later, leaving him alone with his six-year-old younger son. The hurt and pain of the two situations were more than Al could stand, and he turned to alcohol4 for help. In time Al became an alcoholic5.
 
As the alcoholism progressed, AL began to lose everything he possessed6 -- his land, house, etc. Finally Al died alone in a small bar. Hearing of Al's death, I thought, "What a totally wasted life! What a complete failure! "
 
As time went by , I began to revalue my earlier rough judgement . I knew Al's now adult son, Ernie. He is one of the kindest, most caring , most loving men I have ever known. I saw the love between Ernie and his children, thinking that kindness and caring had to come from somewhere .
 
I hadn't heard Ernie talked much about his father. One day, I worked up my courage to ask him what on earth his father had done so that he became such a special person. Ernie said quietly, "As a child until I left home at 18, Al came into my room every night, gave me a kiss and said, "love you, son."
 
Tears came to my eyes as I realized what I had been a fool to judge Al as a failure. He had not left any material possessions behind. But he had been a kind loving father, and left behind his best love.


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1 skilled 7iTzD3     
adj.(in)熟练的,有技能的;需要技能的
参考例句:
  1. Unskilled workers usually earn less money than skilled workers.无技能的工人通常比有技能的工人挣钱少。
  2. She was skilled enough in French to translate a novel.她法语娴熟,足以翻译小说。
2 intestinal DbHzX     
adj.肠的;肠壁;肠道细菌
参考例句:
  1. A few other conditions are in high intestinal obstruction. 其它少数情况是高位肠梗阻。 来自辞典例句
  2. This complication has occasionally occurred following the use of intestinal antiseptics. 这种并发症偶而发生在使用肠道抗菌剂上。 来自辞典例句
3 disorder Et1x4     
n.紊乱,混乱;骚动,骚乱;疾病,失调
参考例句:
  1. When returning back,he discovered the room to be in disorder.回家后,他发现屋子里乱七八糟。
  2. It contained a vast number of letters in great disorder.里面七零八落地装着许多信件。
4 alcohol AxCzB     
n.酒精,乙醇;含酒精的饮料
参考例句:
  1. The law forbids shops to sell alcohol to minors.法律禁止商店向未成年者出售含酒精的饮料。
  2. The alcohol is industrial.这些酒精是供工业用的。
5 alcoholic rx7zC     
adj.(含)酒精的,由酒精引起的;n.酗酒者
参考例句:
  1. The alcoholic strength of brandy far exceeds that of wine.白兰地的酒精浓度远远超过葡萄酒。
  2. Alcoholic drinks act as a poison to a child.酒精饮料对小孩犹如毒药。
6 possessed xuyyQ     
adj.疯狂的;拥有的,占有的
参考例句:
  1. He flew out of the room like a man possessed.他像着了魔似地猛然冲出房门。
  2. He behaved like someone possessed.他行为举止像是魔怔了。
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