This is a good lesson for all of us, no matter what stage of life you’re in. You’ll see what I mean.
It was a busy morning, about 8:30, when a man in his 30’s arrived at the hospital to have stitches removed from his thumb. He said he was in a hurry as he hod an appointment at 9:00 am.
The nurse took his vital signs and told him take a seat, knowing it would be over an hour before someone would 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 another hospital 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 terrible accident that robbed her of her memory. 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 three 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.’
May you have a loved one that will care and love you as much as this man does to his wife.
The happiest relationships aren’t the people who have the most money, the nicest cars, the best looking partners; the happiest couples are those who can make the most of everything that comes along their way. No matter what happens in life, the best blessing is knowing you have your partner and best friend along for the ride of your life.
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