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  • The Rain

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    8 posts, 6 voices, 664 views, started Aug 24, 2010

    Posted on Tuesday, August 24, 2010 by Denise Richardson




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      The Rain    

       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 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, 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.

      I hope you share this with someone you care about. I just did.

      ‘Life isn’t about  how to survive the storm,

      But how to dance in the rain.’  

      We are all getting Older Tomorrow may be our turn. Enjoy life now-it has
      an expiration date  

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