Are you Lucky enough to have such a lover?
July 18, 2007 10:29pm CST
It was a busy morning, approximately 8:30 am, when an elderly gentleman, in his 80's, presented to have sutures (stitches) removed from his thumb. He was in a hurry and said that he was in a hurry as he had an appointment at 9:00 am. A nurse 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. She saw him looking at his watch and decided, since she was not busy with another patient, She would evaluate his wound. On exam it was well healed, so She talked to one of the doctors, got the needed supplies to remove his sutures and redress his wound. While taking care of his wound, they began to engage in conversation. Asked him if he had a doctor's appointment this morning somewhere else, as he was in such a hurry. The gentleman told her no, that he needed to go to the nursing home to eat breakfast with his wife. She 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 they talked, and the nurse finished dressing his wound, She 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. The nurse was surprised, and asked him. "And you are still going every morning, even though she doesn't know who you are?" He smiled as he patted her hand and said. "She doesn't know me, but I still know who she is." Isnt that we all want such kind of love in our 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. Hats off to the great man..........................