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posted 2/5/2009 2:33:06 PM |
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I received this today and I though you guys might appreciate it as much as I did

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& nbsp;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

I had to hold back tears as he left, I had goose bumps on
my arm, and
'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.

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Feb 5 @ 2:36PM  

Feb 5 @ 2:44PM  
Very nice..thanks for sharing Kudos

Feb 5 @ 3:10PM  

Feb 5 @ 3:24PM  
Oh and no tissue alert. Thanks Lisa. No really it was very nice. Thanks you for sharing it with us sweetie. Now I gotta go wipe the tears out of my eyes.

Feb 5 @ 3:37PM  
That brought a tear to my eye....

This was a beautiful blog........

Thank you so much for sharing Lisa

Feb 5 @ 3:51PM  
Very nice.

Feb 5 @ 4:05PM  
Wouldn't it be wonderful to find a TRUE LOVE like that!! Kudos Lisa, that was a wonderful story.


Feb 5 @ 4:06PM  
Very kind of you to share this love story. She must be a wonderful woman who gave so much to her husband that he will always remeber her as she was then. Definition of love was described in this story!

Feb 5 @ 7:04PM  
Oh that was beautiful! Okay off to cry now. You definitely deserve a kudo for this one.

Feb 7 @ 4:22AM  
What a wonderful love story....
But now I gotta go find a tissue. Just as well, I needed to head for bed anyways.

Thanks for sharing this, Lisa... I'll share my kudos with you..

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