Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Love and Care

Today I had a root canal but that is not what I want to talk about. What I do want to share with you is what I overheard while I was sitting in the waiting room. A very cute little couple came in and sat down across from me. I would guess that they were in their early 80's. After checking in at the front desk, they sat down beside each other and the husband turned to the wife and asked her "Would you like me to come in and sit with you?" and the wife replied with a smile, "Oh, I think I'll be just fine." This is an office that does nothing but root canals, so I thought it was sweet that he offered his support, and cute that she felt the strength to go in alone. A root canal isn't for babies! He started reading a magazine while his wife sat looking out the window, bobbing her foot lightly to the music flowing through the speakers in the ceiling. It was some smooth, jazzy old song with a bounce and lyrics that warmed your heart. When the song was winding up, she turned to the husband and plainly said "I have a crush on you!" and as the husband turned to her with a shocked look on his face, she then whispered to him "It was the song that..." I didn't hear her finish her sentence, but her face was beaming, and her husband bobbed his head in reply but still looked a little shocked. Then I heard the nurse call "Wilma?" and the wife got up and disappeared down the hallway. What the wife didn't see, was the smile on her husbands face as he watched her walk out of the room and the blush that crept into his cheeks. The blush slowly faded but the smile remained.

What a beautiful reminder. Let us all have this kind of love and care for our spouses and may it last until the Lord takes us to be with Him!


  1. Wow, that's sweet. Hope your recovery is going well!

  2. I'm all teary!
    That is so beautiful!!!
    I want to be like that when I am old!!
    What the heck, I want to be like that now!

  3. I love old couples like that! I love couples like that in general! What a wonderful story!

  4. Aaaaawwwwww! So cute! I wonder what she said. :-)

  5. That is so sweet! If only more couple were like that, eh? You should have let them know they made your day - but that probably would have embarrassed them!


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