Goldenhairgodess 64F
471 posts
2/14/2006 11:57 am

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3/15/2006 5:51 am


THIS IS WHAT LOVE IS ALL ABOUT (Not my story-just sharing)

It was a busy morning, approximately 8:30 am when an elerly

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 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, we began to engage in conversation

I asked him if he had a 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 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 we talked, and I finished dressing his wound, 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. "And you still go every morning,

even though sh doesn't knw 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.


Oh, by the way, peace is seeing a sunset and knowing who to thank.

"The happiest of people don't necessarily have the best of

everything; they just make the best of everything that comes along their way."

MsLoveRose 34F  
2432 posts
3/11/2006 4:42 pm


that is more than love!!

live more, laugh often, love much

Goldenhairgodess 64F
396 posts
3/14/2006 2:56 pm

It is love PLUS-The will, determonation, and hard work that it takes to make two lives become so in twined and meshed that the selfishness and ego's cease to be a primary motivation of behavior. Then a higher level of love surfaces. Better and more fulfilling then the physical and romantic love which fades over time. You know, the kind of love that most never achieve-becouse their every want or expectation is not met. So they dump their partners, thinking that there has to be someone out there that can make them happier. Not knowing that happiness is not a matter of life situation or circumstances-but, like true love-a matter of choice and personal efforts.

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