Dancing in The Rain


Dancing #1

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 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.

Dancing #2

He told me that she had been there
for a while and that she

was a victim of Lewy body dementia.

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.


Dancing #3



I was surprised, and asked him,

'And you still go every
morning, even though she

doesn't know who you are?'

'She doesn't know me,

but I still know who she is.'

Dancing #4


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.

Dancing #5

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.

I hope you share this with

someone you care about.  

Dancing #6

'Life isn't about
how to survive the storm,
But how to

Dance in the Rain.'


We are all getting Older

Tomorrow may be our turn.


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