Everyone needs something to do, someone to love and something to look forward to.....
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 9:00am.
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, 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 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.' True 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.'
Well my life started in Brooklyn/Queens, then moved to Long Inland, to Upstate New York and now New Jersey. I enjoy cooking & animals. I've had cats,dogs,goats,and horses. I was in the food business for many years, but then tried something else. Well now I'm back in the food business...... I'm laid back & enjoy working around my house. Would like the company of someone special & start doing new things in my life again. Miss having someone to share lifes ups and downs with....
Looking for... someone who looks at a person for what they are... not for what they have...
Love people and use things... not love things and use people.
Conversation Starters (i.e. what you'd like to do on a first date...)
Go out for ice cream sodas or since most people say meet for coffee, how about you bring the coffee & I'll make the dessert... cheesecake OK?