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What love is all about- beautiful story

Discussion in 'Stories (Fiction)' started by kalpana, Jan 3, 2006.

  1. kalpana

    kalpana Junior IL'ite

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    THIS IS WHAT LOVE IS ALL ABOUT!
    It was a busy morning, approximately 8:30
    a.m., when an elderly gentleman in his 80's, arrived
    to have stitches removed from his thumb. He stated
    that 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, we began to
    engage in conversation. 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 then 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 are some that come along
    that have an important message! , and this is one of
    those kind. Just had to share it with you all.

    Oh, by the way, peace is seeing a sunset and
    knowing who to thank.

    The happiest people don't necessarily have the
    best of everything; they just make the best of
    everything they have. (Amen to that!)

    Please share this with someone you care about
    -

    I JUST DID
     
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  2. nuggehallipankaja

    nuggehallipankaja New IL'ite

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    Dear Kalpana,

    Tears came to my eyes as I read the poignant story of

    the oldman; You have presented the incident in a very

    moving way ! What a grand persona- the oldman's!

    Thank you for sharing it with us;; I was reminded of the

    interesting column in 'Reader's Digest'--. 'Life is like that'.

    More like this from your 'Doc's diary ?

    Nuggehallipankaja
     
  3. Sharada

    Sharada Senior IL'ite

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    Touching

    Very touching. Often we are hurt when those we care about are callous/indifferent towards us. But the old man's wife doesn't even recognise him, still he doesn't want to miss the ritual of having breakfast with her. It's so true - love is about giving - like a perfume that lingers on in the hands of the giver.
    Sharada
     
  4. kalpana

    kalpana Junior IL'ite

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    Hi pankaja,

    I was very happy that you really enjoyed the article....i felt the same thing when I read it.....
    Thanks,
    Keep in touch.

    luv
    Kalpana.
     
  5. kalpana

    kalpana Junior IL'ite

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    Hi Sharada,
    very happy to see that u enjoyed the article....I was in tears too,,,when I read it....what a love and how deep it was.....

    keep in touch

    luv
    kalpana.
     
  6. ambika ananth

    ambika ananth Bronze IL'ite

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    thanks

    A wonderful post Kalpana, which gives an assurance that ' unconditional and true love' still exist in this world.
    Let me quote one true incident which happened just last month. One relative of ours, a fine person, a well achieved academician, teaching in the University of Florida visited us. Before leaving he wanted to meet my mother-in-law and when we said that she being very old her memory is failing due to dementia and that she may not recognize him, he said, " but I recognize her very well and I remember what and how she was in her prime- I will definitely meet her to pay my respects to her". We realized 'the more a person grows, the more humbler he grows'...

    Thanks again for a lovely post
    ambika
     
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    fiona Bronze IL'ite

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    Hi Kalpana , this is a very touching story .I too wish my husband was like the old man in the story .But I know he is not like that . :bang
     
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    chitrajan Bronze IL'ite

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    Dear Kalpana,

    A very touching story.

    I would like to add that love is an emotion which has to be tended to and nurtured so that it will bear flowers whether it is between spouses or with other family members.

    Whatever love we give, will definitely come back to us in this life, I am sure.
     
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    rs18 Senior IL'ite

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    Kalpana,

    That was Damn sweet article on being cared by the one u love the most
    this reminds me of the phrase that i read sometime long back ....and here it goes

    To Love is Anything
    To Be Loved is something
    To Love & to be Loved is Everything..

    and iam proud of the old lady who's affection & care had turned him dumb towards her.

    Ramya:wave
     
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