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Thread: The Rain

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    I only regret that the images didn't come through...



    Live with laughter and love with all your heart.......


    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.
    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.



    'Life isn't about
    how to survive the storm,
    But how to dance

    in the rain.'

    We are all getting Older

    Tomorrow may be our turn.

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    Thank you for sharing. This is inspirational.

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    Wonderful

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    Beautiful story...my father has Alzheimer's...and declining...so this will help me...knowing that I will always know who he is even if he doesn't know who I am anymore.

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    My DM had alzheimers, but she recognized me at the end.I will always hold that memory dear! :-D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ditter43
    My DM had alzheimers, but she recognized me at the end.I will always hold that memory dear! :-D
    They do that sometimes...I can only attribute it to a Higher Power's desired to let us know that all is well and our loved one is in good hands.

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    Wonderful post, just wonderful!

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    Thanks thats very inspiring and uplifting..gave me goose bumps too..my DM has alzheimers...she recognizes our voices as she is almost blind as well...some day that will stop... and when it does I will continue to go...she needs companionship in her last days and its up to my siblings and I to make sure her needs are fulfilled

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    What a wonderful post. It certainly got me to thinking this morning how fortunate I have been. No one knows what the future holds. We should all appreciate today. Thank you.

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    Thank You so much.

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