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    Dancing 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, 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 inquired as to her health.

    He told me that 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 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 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 makethe 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.'
    We are all getting Older
    Tomorrow may be our turn.


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    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    St. Louis County, MO
    Awwww.........that is a Kleenex time story. I love it. Thanks OG..
    "Don't let the door hit ya where the dawg shudda bit ya!"
    G'day and Glock

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    This was good thanks for posting

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