It was a busy morning, about 8:30, when an elderly gentleman in his 80's arrived at the hospital to have stitches removed from his thumb. He told the receptionist that he was in a hurry as he had an appointment at 9:00 am. The medical attendant took his vital signs and had him take a seat, knowing it would be over an hour before the doctor would be able to see him. He saw him looking at his watch frequently and decided, since he was not busy with another patient, he would evaluate his wound. On examination, he found the thumb was well healed. So he talked to one of the doctors, got the needed supplies to remove his sutures and redress his wound.
While taking care of his wound, he asked him if he had another doctor's appointment that morning, as he was in such a hurry. The gentleman answered in the negative and said that he needed to go to the nursing home to eat breakfast with his wife. The attendant inquired about her health.
The gentleman replied, “She had been there for a while as she was a victim of Alzheimer's Disease”.
The attendant asked, “Would she be upset if you’re a bit late?”
He replied, “She no longer knew who I was, and she had not recognized me in five years now”
The attendant 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 his hand and said, “She doesn't know me, but I still know who she is”.
The attendant found it hard to hold back tears as the gentleman left. He thought, “This is the kind of love I want in my life.”
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