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Jodi Falk Bears by Jodi
Gahanna , Ohio USA
Posts: 3,463

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

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.'

"Bloom where you are planted."



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Annnik JustMerde
Bells & Sherman, Texas
Posts: 345

oh... that made me tear up!!!

Slightly OT, but... I have a very special picture of my girls, when they were all younger and still played together, just dancing in the rain!

Jodi Falk Bears by Jodi
Gahanna , Ohio USA
Posts: 3,463

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