Sunday, January 19, 2014

Love Is In The Air Blogfest



I eagerly check the mail, looking for that telltale white envelope. It was on the counter. OMG, it's finally here! I ripped it open, careful to make sure that the contents were intact. I was applying for a cancer survivor's scholarship at the time, and one of the requirements of the scholarship was that you had to have a letter verifying that you actually had cancer (people will lie about it-they'll do anything for money).
  I open the letter, expecting nothing more than a simple "Yes, she had cancer" type of thing. I am shocked at what I find. Not only had he verified my illness and treatment, but he had also said all sorts of complimentary things about me, one of which was that She shows unusual courage for her age.
  Although this is obviously not romantic love, love has more than one definition. In this particular case, the love that I am dealing with here is unexpected fondness. I have always thought of this doctor as a nice man, but never thought that he had regarded me so highly!

9 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing! I think those moments when you feel that jolt of love, no matter what kind, is often rare. Every time I feel that zing of friendship or mutual respect, I imagine I'm getting another glimpse of how God feels about each of us. He wants us to love one another and celebrate the good things instead of harping on our weaknesses.

    Thanks again for participating in the blogfest!

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  2. There are so many different types of love, I'm glad you spoke about one of the lesser thought about ones. Thanks for sharing :)

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  3. Thanks for sharing this sweet story. I agree, love comes in many forms--friendship love, admiration love, sensual love, true and everlasting love. Thanks for pointing out a different, yet meaningful kind of love!

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  4. Oh, you touched my heart like no other participant. Beautiful. And love comes in many forms. This is absolutely a perfect example.
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  5. =) I love it. My father and grandfather were doctors, and they were that kind of caring practitioners, so I appreciate this maybe a little more than most. Thank you for sharing!

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  6. I love the doctor who diagnosed and treated my cancer. She saved my life. Where would I be without her.

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  7. How nice - and unexpected! That's the kind of doctor we all want.

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  8. I wish all doctors were like that!

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  9. It's hard to find a good doctor with bedside manner! How cool :-)

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