Subject: dance in the rain
This is so good, we should all be so fortunate!
Have an awesome day.
How to Dance 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 appointme nt 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
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
The happiest people don't necessarily have the best
of everything; they just make the best of everything
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.'
"Bloom where you are planted."
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Yes ... it would be wonderful to be loved by a man that much, All I have ever known is domination and the reality that they want to destroy you in what ever way they can, not sure if I could even trust that kind of love now, I wouldn't believe it. But I guess that would be my loss,,,,but too afraid to try again. Sorry....... It really was a beaurtifl story and it touched my heart ...thats why I shared it. Three is real love out there
My Great grandparents were married for 69 years when he passed away. My great grandmother had alzheimers and didn't know he was gone. He cared for her at home til just the month before he passed.He was 91. My grandmother didn't know anyone the last five years of her life. I took my babies to see her anyway. The only word she could say in the end was baby and I let her hold them. Not suprising she could remember babies she had 13 of them. She lived to 91 years old and never saw a nursing home, Her daughters took care of her.
These to people shared that kind of love. Amazing!
How sweet a story. It reminds me of my parents. They're not suffering from Alzheimer's but they love each other that much.
Reminds me of my mum & dad too...nearly 60 years of marriage and still like two peas in a pod, they live for each other, just two beautiful people..
you have had such a tough time, I pray you will eventually find a man who will love you that much, thanks for posting this lovely story, it's beautiful but also a little sad, ..
Jodi: the story was touching but your write about reality. Sometimes relationships are difficult and not healthy. Your fear of trying again is natural. The point is, if you should find somebody, make sure you aren't repeating the pattern with the type of man you use to get involved with.
If you decide you aren't going to find another man that is fine. Lead a happy life by having friends and family with you. Add great hobbies to round it out. I know spirituality is important to you so that is wonderful. Never look back and live happy.