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It was a busy morning, approximately 8:30 am, when an elderly
gentleman in his 80's, arrived to have stitches removed from
his thumb. He stated that 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 to 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, we began to engage in
conversation I asked him if he had a 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 then inquired as to her
health. He told me that she had been there for a while and
that she was a victim of Alzheimer Disease.
As we talked, and I finished dressing his wound, I asked if
she would be worried 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
arm, and thought, "That is the kind of love I wa!
nt 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.
With all the jokes and fun that are in e-mails, sometimes
there are some that come along that have an important
message, and this is one of those kind.
Just had to share it with you all. Oh, by the way,
peace is seeing a sunset and knowing who to thank.
"The happiest of people don't necessarily have the best
of everything; they just make the best of everything that
comes along their way."
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