Friday, February 22, 2008

Dancing In The Rain

Thank you all for checking in vigilantly. It has been quite a week. Dana was at the Doctor yesterday and has been having contractions 5 to 7 mins. apart, but they sent her home and she is resting. Carrie and I have been down again with what seems to be the flu. Angie's car wouldn't start this morning and the ON Star people sent a truck to give her a jump start and hour later than she wanted to leave for the hospital. Doug has been cleaning out Aaron's garage and rearranging cars. Kyle is on his way down with a coat and shoes for Aaron.

Aaron is talking and taking charge, so at his request that's all I can say right now. Hopefully later this afternoon I will have more news ;) In the mean time I thought I would share with you this story that I got from Jackie, my dear faithful friend since second grade that pretty well sums up how we have been feeling:

True love knows no bounds.
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 hi s 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 an d 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 is 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 b e st 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."

We care so much about all of you!!!!!!


1 comment:

  1. Anonymous12:11 PM

    Aaron and family!
    We are so proud of you for being so strong in spirit and faith! Aaron you are truly remarkable and although we are not there with you in body we have been there with you in prayers and thoughts. Keep up the tremendous effort you have made to get well.. we are rooting for you from the sidelines! We love you and have been keeping track of your progress daily.
    Bruce and Kim Shaffer


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