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Friday, August 22, 2014

STORY: LIVE WITH LAUGHTER: LOVE WITH HEART:#FORWARDED BY ELSIE BABY



 
Live with laughter and love with all your heart.......
 
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

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