OT True Love

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by elliespad, Nov 12, 2006.

  1. elliespad

    elliespad Member

    True Love

    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 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 are some that come along that have an important message, and this is one of those kind.
  2. bmadan

    bmadan New Member

    This is such a beautiful story. I do truly believe in true love and stories like this always reassure me that it is out there waiting for me.

    This is the kind of love I want to find too.

    Barbara :)

  3. boltchik

    boltchik New Member

    Thank you for reminding us of some of the amazingly beautiful things in life like true love. Kim :)
  4. Gothbubbles

    Gothbubbles New Member

    That is about the sweetest thing ever. It made me cry!
  5. Kimba4318

    Kimba4318 New Member

    I read this somehwhere before and still brought tears to my eyes (once again). Thank you!
    Hugs
    Kim
  6. carebelle

    carebelle New Member

    When I had my mental breakdown 7 years ago he was so loving and understanding.I had a relaps 3 years ago and was put in the hospital for 14 days while Doctors fixed my meds .My husband came everyday and sat with me .He is one of the most loving and understanding man I have ever known.

    Do not ever settle for anyone less.Trust God and get to know the man before you comit.There are good guys out there
    [This Message was Edited on 11/15/2006]