Tuesday, May 17, 2011

how to dance in the rain:: touching story

maybe this is what 'endless love' really are??

 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
 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
 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
 taking care of his wound, I asked him if he had another 
 this morning.
 said no, he needed to go to the nursing home to eat
 with his wife.
 inquired as to her health. 
 He told me she had been
  there for a 
 while and that she was a victim of Alzheimer's 
 we talked, I asked if she would be upset if he was a bit
 He replied she no longer knew who he was, she had not 
 recognised him in five years now
 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, 
 know me, but I still know who she

 had to hold 
 back tears as he left, I had goose bumps on my arm, and 
 is the kind of love I want in my life.' 
 True love is
 physical, nor
 love is 
 an acceptance of all that is, has been, will be, and
  will not be.
 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.
 happiest people don't 
 necessarily have the best of
 just make 
 the best of everything they have.
 hope you share this 
 with someone you care about. 
 I just did.
 about how to survive the
how to dance in the rain."

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