The Rain

  nma.nadaf
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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 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.'
We are all getting Older
Tomorrow may be our turn.

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