Thursday, December 18, 2008

Dancing in the rain....this is 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 9:00am.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.
With all the jokes and fun that are in e-mails, sometimes there is one that comes along that has an important message. This one I thought I could share with you:
The happiest people don't necessarily have the best of
everything; they just make the best of everything they have.
'Life isn't about how to survive the storm, but how to dance in the rain'


†bandaged-knee† †Broken-Medusa† said...

yeah beautiful thing.. wait till big tornado come n lets juz abandon on how to cry.. coz it will teaches you how to howl aswell.. O_O" opps.. lol but honey.. ^_^ serious.. this is a beautiful story.. :) ..indeed =) i lov it.. :) the wife are so lucky to hav this kind of love.. but in some part ~sure its pity.. only that.. yeah.. at least life r kinda good wif her hubby's existance.. :)

Minsulod said...

hi honey..
i like what i read. It is really touching. Hope and pray that one day we are able to have that kind of love.
Thanks for sharing this post honey.

JK said...

True love is just that true love... There are no boundries when it comes to true love... I have lived it... And before my wife passed I helped her for alot of years to get through each and every day and i would do it again with out regret because love is love in sickness and in health... I have found another I would love to share my heart with and I will do what ever I can for her as I did for my wife... I even risked my own life to save my fifes on more then one occasion and I would do the same for my new found love... People choose how to treat each other... I am sorry but if a woman chooses to stay with a guy who miss treats her then it is as much her fault as it is his... He chooses to mistreat her as much as she chooses to be mistreated... Yes it can go the other way as well women can mis treat men as well... If you try to live with a pure heart and you try to live true and proper you can find beautiful love between to people... No granted it is not always blissful and sweet everyone has their problems but it is how we choose to correct or fix the problem that counts... The key to a loving relationship it comprimise on both parts and i know this because I had a loving relationship for 21 years... I was by my wifes side for the last 2 weeks of her life holding her hand and praying to god to ease up on the suffering she had endured for years... God took her suffering and took her home with him... Atleast she nolonger suffers... I will love her for ever even tho yes I have found another I can love equally as much...

tikno said...

A touching story!
Seem, the true love is a scarce thing in present era. Marriage is like a gamble game. If choosing the right person then we are lucky. If not? just pray for the better changing.

Merry Christmas to you.

HoneyBUZZin said...

Beck....I was moved by the story..I think this is what u called LOVE...with sincerity and kindness.

HoneyBUZZin said...

This is a beautiful story..really...this is what it meant, ..till death do us part!

HoneyBUZZin said...

JK....I was touched by your sharing. You are right...never stop loving...and never mistreat another person. When love exist, there's always joy, peace and kindness as well.
Nice knowing u JK..Have a wonderful Christmas!

HoneyBUZZin said...

Dear Tikno...thank you for the greetings..Yes, marriage is a gamble. I hope yours are beautiful.
Have a wonderful weekend ahead..and a blessed New Year too.