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True love

By: R.Hundoo.

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 who I am, but I still know who she is.’ I had to hold back ears 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.


Categories: Motivate Yourself
  1. January 21, 2011 at 2:41 pm

    Good—-Great to read such story……..thanks ……speechless

  2. Amisha
    January 21, 2011 at 5:52 pm

    Great story.True love is not just getting gifts & surprises, but true love is ,in a bad time, standing by our loved one.

  3. January 21, 2011 at 7:09 pm

    @ Silent observer: Thank you for comment and dropping by 🙂
    @ Amisha Babhi: True, that is unconditional love 🙂

  4. Shammi
    January 22, 2011 at 3:09 pm

    True love is knowing that the other person will be by your side when you need him. Lot to learn from the story

  5. pinky
    January 23, 2011 at 8:36 am

    true love is difficult to get.only lucky one can get it…

  6. January 23, 2011 at 12:06 pm

    @ Shammi – Yes, true 🙂
    @ Pinky – Everyone is lucky, but some just forget to appreciate and are not aware of how to attract love into their lives, time is a big healer 🙂

  7. Shammi
    January 23, 2011 at 6:50 pm

    Pinky, just to endorse Rajiv’s view, sometimes our love is right in front of us but we are too engrossed to either appreciate it or understand it – till it is too late. So young lady just look around.

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