Story of True Love – Emotional

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 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 examining,I saw that it was well healed, so I talked to one of the doctors, got the needed supplies to remove his stitches 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 therefor 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.

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21 Responses to Story of True Love – Emotional

  1. Obinnaya Uruakpa December 28, 2013 at 11:53 AM #

    Awesome story. May the almighty grant us the grace to love others. Merry Christmas and a prosperous new year.

  2. Roderick October 20, 2013 at 10:02 PM #

    That’s a very nice story!

  3. a m malik September 29, 2013 at 3:05 PM #

    His wife must be really enjoying company of a new man on each occasion. That shows he cared that his wife should remain happy all times

  4. adegoke wahab September 2, 2013 at 4:23 AM #

    What a demonstration of true love

  5. um mustafa May 7, 2013 at 9:43 PM #

    very nice

  6. sharif123 February 12, 2013 at 5:34 PM #


  7. Landaa J January 22, 2013 at 8:37 PM #

    I really enjoyed this short story it made me think about my relationship with my boyfriend. It made me appreciate the fact he isn’t only my boyfriend but my bestfriend and even though he’s away right now…. i’ll be right here waiting 🙂
    true love….

  8. Wasim August 13, 2012 at 1:27 PM #

    date with wife 🙂

  9. adamoliver92 January 8, 2012 at 11:55 AM #

    i think love is very simple thing , it has no drama involved. if someone thinks this happens than its not love .

  10. draniqa January 5, 2012 at 2:51 PM #

    acceptance is so important in life . thanks or explaining this so well.

  11. norbertjhon January 4, 2012 at 1:40 PM #

    wow its amazing article . love to read it again and again .

  12. Mohammed Mir August 7, 2011 at 7:21 AM #

    This is love. Not what I see in high school nowadays

  13. Slmnkws April 26, 2011 at 11:16 PM #

    Oh, how i wish such kind of love still existed, thats true love.

  14. Azam Javed April 18, 2011 at 7:51 AM #

    Love yours stories. very nice.

  15. Abier April 17, 2011 at 8:03 PM #

    really really fantastic story, SO TRUE – i love it!!!

  16. Ahmed Abdel Hameed Shamikh April 17, 2011 at 9:32 AM #

    I guess this a fantasy story

  17. Khaledgougou April 17, 2011 at 8:29 AM #

    That is humanity and sensitivity touch which the real human been should be.

  18. Amayer April 17, 2011 at 8:28 AM #

    how nice love!!!
    wish me got it one day

  19. Dolla April 17, 2011 at 8:21 AM #

    Wooooow,,, is that kind of love still existing!!!

  20. Hani644 April 17, 2011 at 8:16 AM #

    you are great person

  21. Fawzi Alshannaq April 17, 2011 at 7:10 AM #

    True thanks to SARAH….. Fantastic. This is the kind of stories we need to read these days.