Friday, August 8, 2008

You know, when God sends me that special someone, I pray that he loves me this much, wow .

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 be 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.


Karen Hopper said...

When my storms come, I want to dance in the rain.

Candi The Clown said...

Yes,Aunt Karen I am learning a little more every day how to dance in the rain.

Misti Wiley said...

Great Post Aunt Candi! Sometimes it is Hard to Dance in the Rain, but it so much better the getting depressed about your situation. I AM GOING TO DANCE IN THE RAIN!

Candi The Clown said...

Misti, it has taken a while (with several good teachers) to learn how to dance in the rain, but I find it refreshing when i remember to do so.

Susan Hill said...

That was sweet Candi! We have been weathering the storm, and I think I'll just "Dance in the Rain!"

April Renee said...

That was a beautful story about what TRUE love should be! So, I choose to dance in the rain and trust God with the rest!
Love ya girlfriend!