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True Love

With all the jokes and fun that are in e-mails, sometimes there is one that comes along that has an important message. A nurse sent me this and I want to share it with you... enjoy!

TRUE LOVE

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 t o 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.

Comments

  • baklitabaklita PEx Veteran ⭐⭐


    ganito ang plot sa pelikulang The Notebook.
    love holds on beyond time and physical looks...

    basta love story... in love na in love ako prati, noh!

    aihihihi!!! :)

    baklita






  • I also like the scene in Castaway

    yung nagkita uli si chuck (tom hanks) at asawa niya (helen hunt)... tapos, paalis na si chuck in his old jeep kasi nag-asawa na uli si helen hunt... tapos... bago umalis ng tuluyan, tumakbo si helen, and said this...:

    "Chuck!"...

    "Yes?"

    "I didn't want to believe you were dead." "I love you! You are the love of my life!"
  • RedhotOneRedhotOne PEx Veteran ⭐⭐
    Yep! Iba talaga ang true love. It's never selfish, always giving.
    Although the story here is about lasting romantic love, ang isang perfect example ng true love ay ang pagibig ng ina sa anak.
  • Now that's loyalty and devotion. Vert touching story. ;)
  • RedhotOne wrote: »
    Yep! Iba talaga ang true love. It's never selfish, always giving.
    Although the story here is about lasting romantic love, ang isang perfect example ng true love ay ang pagibig ng ina sa anak.

    ^tama ka dyan, friend. I'd give up my own life for my son.
  • soltera81soltera81 PEx Veteran ⭐⭐
    One of the most touching movie I've see is "I am Sam". It's a story of true love. Sam Dawson (played superbly by Sean Penn) has the mental capacity of a 7-year-old. He works at Starbucks and is obsessed with the Beatles. He has a daughter with a homeless woman; she abandons them as soon as they leave the hospital. He names his daughter Lucy Diamond (Dakota Fanning), after the Beatles song, and raises her. But as she reaches age 7 herself, Sam's limitations start to become a problem at school; she's intentionally holding back to avoid looking smarter than him. The authorities take her away, and Sam shames high-priced lawyer Rita Harrison into taking his case pro bono. In the process, he teaches her a great deal about love, and whether it's really all you need.

    One of the most memorable scene from the movie:

    Lucy: I won't read the word!
    Sam: I'm your father and I'm telling you to read the word. Cause I can tell you to because I'm your father.
    Lucy: I'm stupid.
    Sam: You are not stupid!
    Lucy: Yes, I am.
    Sam: No, you are not stupid 'cause you can read that word.
    Lucy: I don't wanna read it if you can't.
    Sam: No, because it makes me happy! It makes me happy hearing you read. Yeah, it makes me happy when you're reading.
    Lucy: [Lucy reads again]
  • Ano ba yan mga bakla kayo...nakakaiyak hahaha.

    Naalala ko rin yung Click ni Adam Sandler...favorite ko kasing song yung Linger by Cranberries.

    Basta humagulgol ako sa mga linyang...
    "Will you still love me in the morning?"...Forever and ever...
    damn madrama talaga ang umibig.:bashful:
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