A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity. Proverbs 17:17
Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church... Ephesians 5:25
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 look 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 for 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."
If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us. 1 John 4:12True 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.
"Life isn't about how to survive the storm, but how to dance in the rain."
Have a Great Day today and remember to stop and think about the MOST IMPORTANT things in life... those you love and care about...
A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother. Proverbs 18:24
A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. John 13:34
Be blessed by the story and scriptures above.
For His glory,
Dr. Trudy Veerman