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1 Dance in the Rain on Sun May 31, 2009 2:37 pm

rosco 357


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Dance in 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.



He said no, he needed to go to the nursing

home to eat breakfast with his wife.



I inquired as to her health.

He told me 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 she no longer knew who he

was, 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.'

2 Re: Dance in the Rain on Sun May 31, 2009 4:52 pm

gypsy


Moderator
Oh my! that is lovely~ thank you Rosco. very true also.

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