A true love story

@sherinek (3323)
United States
November 29, 2006 9:46pm CST
Please read the following story which I got from a news letter. This may be true or may be false. But sure leave space for us to think about. “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 vitals and had him take a seat knowing it would be over an hour before someone would be able to see him. I saw him looking at his watch and decided, since I was not busy, I would evaluate his wound. On examination it was well healed so I started removing his sutures and redress his wound. While taking care of his wound, we began conversation and I asked him why he was in such a hurry. The gentleman said 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. Then after finishing, 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 “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”.”
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@citygirl (1081)
• Canada
30 Nov 06
that is so beautiful. Yes that is the kind of love I want to, but haven't found it yet. My mom and dad were married of 52 years when my dad die. Theres was a love like that. They still walked holding hands after 52 years. So we know it is possible .Hope you find yours too . Good luck
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@sherinek (3323)
• United States
30 Nov 06
Thanks. I have found my love and am happy bout it. You are a very lucky kid to have such loving parents. My parents do love each other but they dont hold hands or anything. They never show their love. I wish you'd find the true love that you so deserve. Thanks for responding.
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• United States
30 Nov 06
I got chills too and a tear came to my eye. That is devotion...what a great man.....
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@sherinek (3323)
• United States
30 Nov 06
Thanks for responding. Isnt it good to read this type of stories and think about us once in a way?
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• United States
30 Nov 06
Yes, and I am divorced...so I am hoping that the true man of my dreams is still out there and when we are old this will be us...again great post and thank you for sharing it with us all.
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@pagli84 (1850)
• Netherlands
30 Nov 06
that is really sweet...and ya know, that's the kind of love i want in my life too. i always wonder though if its really real. you always hear these stories and watch movies like "the notebook" when a love like that seems so incredibly real and amazing, but then i wonder if it will ever happen to me. i want to feel love and be loved in the way that people only dream about.
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@sherinek (3323)
• United States
1 Dec 06
Dream on! If your dreams are aggressive enough, they might one day come true!! Dont we all want such a love in our lives. But very less people find it. Thanks for posting. Have a nice day and take care.
• India
30 Nov 06
I have read a similar story in one of the newspaper and I too long fo this kind of love. My parents are now married for over 23 years and they still love each other very much. They sometimes romance before us as if they are still teens and I just can see the love in their eyes. I want that kind of relationship and nI am prepared to wait till I find that kind of a man.
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@sherinek (3323)
• United States
1 Dec 06
You are also a lucky kid. There are a lot of children who suffer without the love of parents. I am happy I come across such families cos nowadays, most families either divorced or seperated.
@infobox (16)
• India
30 Nov 06
This is really touching. Who wouldn't not want a love like that........so beautiful!
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@sherinek (3323)
• United States
30 Nov 06
But very rarely now adays you get this type of love, do you agree.
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@kaspyv (1011)
• United States
30 Nov 06
I've read this beautiful story before and it brings tears every time I read it...Yes, I think its the kind of love we all hope to have someday!
@sherinek (3323)
• United States
30 Nov 06
I sure think so too. Thanks for responding.
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@HerShe (2386)
• Canada
30 Nov 06
Oh sherinek. This is one of the most heart-warming stories I have ever heard. I felt the same way the first time I read this story, many years ago. I don't think anything else could describe pure love in any better words. This is the kind of love my husband and I have together. It is very comforting; especially after reading your story and then thinking about him.
@sherinek (3323)
• United States
30 Nov 06
I am happy you enjoyed it and also very happy that you found your true love. This kind of stories is good cos they give us time to think about what we have and appreciate them. Thanks for responding. Good Day.
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@lulu897 (176)
• Canada
1 Dec 06
What a beautifull story. It brought a tear to my eye. That is definetly a true love story. Too bad there weren't more men like that in the world. I think I got lucky and got one. Thanks for posting the story
• China
1 Dec 06
i like this story very much! let us enjoy it together! thank you my friend! so kind of you!
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@samsonskola (3357)
• United States
30 Nov 06
wow..you're right...that kind of love is so rare and i've never had anyone love me that much. It would be nice to find someone who would have that much love in their heart. I'm really amazed at that story, and I wanted to thank you for posting that....i hope everyone reads this ...it may make someone stop and think about their relationship and how much their spouse really means to them.
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@ahrdwrkr (690)
• United States
30 Nov 06
Now THAT is really true love. I wish there were more people like him in the world and then it would be a better place. Everyone should experience that kind of love in their lifetime. It's beautiful.
@pinklilly (3446)
• Australia
30 Nov 06
That is so sweet I got goose bumps while reading it. How wonderful to have a husband like that... It reminds me of the movie 50 first dates with Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore, I thought that was a beautiful love story.
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• United States
30 Nov 06
That is beautiful, he loves her no matter what and even though he goes each and every single day and she does not know who he is he continues to go because although she does not remember, he still does and he still loves her. That is absolutely just too sweet.
@Pepseh (7)
30 Nov 06
Aww thats such a sweet little story!
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@rainbow (6763)
30 Nov 06
This is so beautiful, if only all out loves could be so pure!
• India
30 Nov 06
hey lovely story.everyperson would want some1 who loved them like that!!!
@Thoroughrob (11750)
• United States
30 Nov 06
That was a good one. It really makes you stop and think.
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• Pakistan
30 Nov 06
that is so beautiful
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• India
30 Nov 06
it was absolutly heart touching.. my eyes was watered at the end...i am humble to my love.. but that girl never understued..i all most lost hope on love.. i never revealed my love to her because she is my best friend.. so i am really confused.i tried to say but she is not ready to committe.you know one thing i cant even of any thing with out her..people who love they are lucky and plz dont ever lose.. love not easy gettable... thanks for posting such a worm story.. have a beauty full love life ahead..
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@sherinek (3323)
• United States
1 Dec 06
I was sad to read that you cant win your love. Give her time. Or may be just say it to her. If you keep it in your heart you'll be miserable by day. Say it and finish it off. But you have to risk the fact that she might let you down. But still you are clear on that. This is how I feel. Good luck and have a nice day.
• India
1 Dec 06
yaaa your right i am considering that.. i dont thing one should express their love by saying i love you dont you thing people realise in your behaiver.. it is all most certain that i lost her and my life...
• Janesville, Wisconsin
30 Nov 06
Very very Sweet, and I do know that I have met Men in Nursing homes who have loved ones with this disease who do this. It is comforting knowing that people good people will always have someone there even if they do not know who they are at the moment. Their Spirit will know and appreciate it.... I hope to some day at least have friends like this. So far some of my friends are offended if I do not rememeber them, parts of my memory are alright other parts do not work right here and there.... due to surviving lightning strike, so it comes and goes. Well Take care, and Thank you for sharing such a heart warming story :) - DNatureofDTrain.
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@sherinek (3323)
• United States
30 Nov 06
I was sad to hear about you. Hope you would be ok in the future. There are a lot of people who do not understand such problems. Dont you care about them. Thank God you survived with only a little problem. It could have been worse you know. Take care and good luck
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• Janesville, Wisconsin
20 Apr 07
Thanks for your kind words. I have many enjoyments in life, yes I struggle with many health issues, but I know that I am very lucky, as what I deal with is minor compared to others, even if I do seem to be a living lightning rod. :) .. Take care, and never lose your warm heart. I do enjoy life, it is a blessing. - DNatureofDTrain
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