What Love Is All About

Morning Story and Dilbert

Vintage Dilbert
May 8, 2001

It was a busy morning, approximately 8:30 am, When an elderly gentleman in his 80′s, arrived to have stitches removed from his thumb. He stated that 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, we began to engage in conversation I asked him if he had a 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 then inquired as to her health. He told me that she had been there for a while and that she was a victim of Alzheimer Disease.

As we talked, and I finished dressing his wound, I asked if she would be worried 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.”

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20 comments
  1. Thank you for all that you do. Wow, this one brought tears. Real love is so much better than the Hollywood kind 🙂

  2. beautiful love story… 🙂 Reminds me of the movie “A Walk to Remember”

  3. Oh my goodness, I couldn’t stop the tears! Thanks so much for sharing. Now I want to reblog to share with others.

  4. That is how it should be; not just a sweet story. Last week I had a vistor come to see her mother in law while my class was still in session so she sat down with us and joined in. Notice, it was an in-law situation. Sweet.

  5. That is beautiful. I couldn’t resist sharing it 😊

  6. That is the kind of Love we are to have and give…so beautiful! Thank you for sharing!

  7. What a picture of pure grace and love.
    I can see Jesus saying the same thing: “I still visit them, because even though they don’t know
    who I am… I know who they are.”
    And he loves us without fail. Go God!

  8. I am just wondering, if these stories aren’t original, where do you get them from?

  9. mtetar said:

    May God Bless him for such love. Be Blessed , Mtetar

  10. sisipho geca said:

    this is such great story

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