How to dance in the rain...

KathiM Member Posts: 8,028 Member
edited March 2014 in Colorectal Cancer #1
This was sent to me by a friend, I just had to share....

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 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.

> 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 ."

Hugs, Kathi


  • rmap59
    rmap59 Member Posts: 266
    BEAUTIFUL!!!! Thanks for sharing.

  • betina61
    betina61 Member Posts: 642 Member
    How beautiful,thanks for sending it.
  • hopefulone
    hopefulone Member Posts: 1,043 Member
    Of course... I got tears! thanks for sharing Kathi God Bless
  • nudgie
    nudgie Member Posts: 1,478 Member
    The meaning of true love :)
  • Faith4Cure
    Faith4Cure Member Posts: 405 Member
    Thanks Kathi! I think we are all learning to dance in the rain!
  • Limey
    Limey Member Posts: 446 Member
    Thanks for sharing Kathi. what a commitment of love. just think what a world we would have if we all loved our partners and children with such unconditional love.