To love in sickness and in health- a wife’s enduring love

Caregiver, Depression

The role of the caretaker is never easy in taking care of a loved one. For 2 years, my uncle lovingly took care of my auntie, who was reduced to a vegetative state as the result of stroke. He would visit her everyday to lovingly speak to her and take care of her- for 2 years, my auntie who could only move her eyes….never had a single bed sore. My auntie passed away after that and my uncle is left to a life by himself – but looking at him, I knew it was a choice that he had never regretted (to be with her despite numerous family objections from both side – but they had almost 30 happy years together).

The measure of true love is no in the material gifts, fancy restaurants, fame, beauty and net worth. It is how one would still be with the other person in spite and despite of ups and downs, happiness and suffering, sickness and health.

The snapshot below, worth a thousand words, is shared many times over in Facebook with the accompanying passage in Mandarin:

takingcareofhusband

世間的變化我不能掌控,能不變的是我對你的愛。
不論你變得如何,我都會在你身旁。

劉老太太自1983年起照顧癱瘓在家的先生,
雖然旁人都說老頭子已經是 “植物人” 了,
但老太太最後的想法就是照顧老公到最後一秒。

The translation (instead of using Google translate, I got someone to read out to me in Cantonese while I do my best to translate it):

I cannot control the changes in this world
However, my love for you will not change
No matter how you changed or what you’ve become, I will always be by your side.

Mrs Liu has been looking after her paralyzed husband since the year 1983.
Although everyone around her had considered him to be a “vegetable”
but Mrs Liu will look after her husband till the last second of her life.

Source: Shared from 心靈甘露, a Facebook page.

Related Posts

Emotional Healing- cure the emotions, cure the condition On book that I have read is "Emotional Healing, complementary solutions for a stress-free life" by Jan De Vries. The book discuss about the role of emotions in health problems and unhappiness. The author mentioned that his inspiration to write the book began from Carol Keating, a well known broadcaster and television presenter who made a series ...
Why No One Cares After I Resign Success, recognition, fame and popularity that we enjoy seemed to be a fleeting moment in the sands of time. We may be popular today but sink into obscurity tomorrow or the day after. When we are high and above, everyone wants to get around us and get to know us. People recognize us on the streets no matter how we try to disguise. Just like h...
Endometriosis and fibroids with connection to co-dependancy/divorce Uterine fibrosis, ovarian cysts and endometriosis are occurring in more and more women today. Personally, I have known of a number of ladies who suffered from ailments that are connected to their reproductive system. I used to wonder why this problem occurs in some ladies but not in others. I came across this insightful book called Intuitive Hea...
Adult Colouring Book- therapeutic, stress reducing & useful for parents/ ca... Adult colouring book has been a very popular hobby in recent years. The adult colouring books are not the same as the kids colouring book. For adult colouring books, the patterns used are more detailed and intricate, and often more abstract and complicated. To me, the benefits of an adult colouring book are: 1. Calming down the mind and reduc...
How to get the elderly to use walking aids/ commode when they have mobility issu... Prior to my mom's fall, she had already shown mobility issues- she was very unsteady when she walked. She could not walk without the aid of a walking stick. There are some items that I had bought and changes that I have implemented. Prevention is always better than cure because a fall could cause a bone to fracture or break thus destroying the q...
Spread the love
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

Leave a Comment


+ 8 = 15