"A Story of True Love and Acceptance"

Posted by: Leeana

"A Story of True Love and Acceptance" - 03/11/13 06:20 PM


Nurse: “It was a busy morning, approximately 8:30 am , when an elderly gentleman, in his 80′s, presented 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 (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. 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. Asked him if he had a doctor’s appointment this morning somewhere else, 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 are still going 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."
Posted by: MaG

Re: "A Story of True Love and Acceptance" - 03/11/13 10:11 PM

That's touching, Leeana. Thanks for sharing.
Posted by: Mad

Re: "A Story of True Love and Acceptance" - 03/11/13 11:27 PM

Thank you, Leeana kissy kissy
Posted by: Homer6

Re: "A Story of True Love and Acceptance" - 03/12/13 12:48 AM

Really neat.
Posted by: Haroula

Re: "A Story of True Love and Acceptance" - 03/12/13 03:31 AM

Thank you, Leeana smile
Posted by: Kaki's Sister

Re: "A Story of True Love and Acceptance" - 03/12/13 05:18 AM

How sweet Leeana. Thanks for sharing.
Posted by: connie

Re: "A Story of True Love and Acceptance" - 03/12/13 07:00 AM

Thanks for sharing Leeana. hearts
Posted by: GBC

Re: "A Story of True Love and Acceptance" - 03/12/13 07:02 AM

Thanks Leeana, hearts
Posted by: Space Quest Fan

Re: "A Story of True Love and Acceptance" - 03/12/13 09:11 AM

Awesome!
Posted by: Leeana

Re: "A Story of True Love and Acceptance" - 03/12/13 11:39 AM

smile very welcome "My" boomie friends smile
Posted by: looney4labs

Re: "A Story of True Love and Acceptance" - 03/12/13 11:49 AM

Wonderful story! Thanks for sharing puppy
Posted by: Leeana

Re: "A Story of True Love and Acceptance" - 03/12/13 05:34 PM

l4l smile yw
Posted by: Space Quest Fan

Re: "A Story of True Love and Acceptance" - 03/13/13 03:52 PM

I loved this Leeana. sent it to two more people today. hearts