Monday, July 12, 2010

True Love


It was a busy morning, about 8:30, when an elderly gentleman in his 80's arrived to have stitches removed from his thumb. He said he was in a hurry as he had an appointment at 9:00 am.

I took his vital signs and had him take a seat, knowing it would be over an hour before someone would be able to see him. I saw him looking at his watch and decided, since I was not busy with another patient, I would evaluate his wound. On exam, it was well healed, so I talked to one of the doctors, got the needed supplies to remove his sutures and redress his wound.

While taking care of his wound, I asked him if he had another doctor's appointment this morning, as he was in such a hurry.

The gentleman told me no, that he needed to go to the nursing home to eat breakfast with his wife. I inquired as to her health.

He told me that she had been there for a while and that she was a victim of Alzheimer's Disease.

As we talked, I asked if she would be upset if he was a bit late.

He replied that she no longer knew who he was, that she had not recognized him in five years now.

I was surprised, and asked him, 'And you still go every morning, even though she doesn't know who you are?'

He smiled as he patted my hand and said,

'She doesn't know me, but I still know who she is.'

I had to hold back tears as he left, I had goose bumps on my arm, and thought,

'That is the kind of love I want in my life.'

True love is neither physical, nor romantic.

True love is an acceptance of all that is, has been, will be, and will not be.

"The happiest people don't necessarily have the best of everything; they just make the best of everything they have."

I hope you share this with someone you care about.
'Life isn't about how to survive the storm, But how to dance in the rain.'

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

i wish to get someone similar....

RL said...

Dear Bro,

Its not just all about the 'needs'...its about sincerity...I have found that someone in my busy lifestyle.

Robert Foo said...

Hi Anonymous 5:19

The Law of Attraction wld attract those who are faithful and sincere in love. I am sure you could.

Robert Foo said...

Hi Sister,

So am i because we believe in The Law of Attraction. Right?

Kirana said...

I love this story. This will be My next Priority list in My law of attraction listing..Why dont u elaborate more on how to materialize this My dear Abang..

Paul Reinig said...

I completely agree with you Robert regarding true love, that it involves accepting everything period. And to me, it starts with myself--not just accepting everything going on in my outer world, but in my inner world--this is the most important to accept. So thank you. I invite you to my website and blog.

Robert Foo said...

Hi My Dear Kirana,

Read the Romance Section and you would gather more sustances for yourself.

Robert Foo said...

Hi Paul,

The beauty of a person lies in the heart where loves reside. Thank you for reading my blog.

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