A loyal wife spends every night by the bedside of her sick husband. One morning, when she wakes up, she discovers a bouquet of roses in her hand, and she has no idea how it got there. She has no idea how it got there because she slept by her husband’s bedside every night.
While gently stroking Dominic’s hand, Jenna murmured, “Don’t worry, honey; everything will be fine.” “When we come home, we’ll watch movies together, and I’ll bake your favorite pie for you,” she said. There is no need to worry about anything at all.
Then Jenna set her pillow and blanket on the chair in Dominic’s hospital room, and while appreciating the look on her husband’s face, she slept off…
Dominic and Jenna were one of those couples who we consider to be a “match made in heaven.” During their 52 years of married life, they had experienced many highs and lows together and had been each other’s rock during the difficult times. They were one of those couples who we consider to be a “match made in heaven.” Who would have thought that meeting for coffee would result in 52 years of marriage and the creation of a wonderful family consisting of two sons, both of whom eventually got married and moved out on their own?
After their children moved out, Dominic and Jenna were left with only each other to keep them company, and they took full advantage of the opportunity. Jenna would wake up to a bouquet of flowers sent to her room on Valentine’s Day, and Dominic would take her out to a romantic meal on their anniversary at the restaurant where they’d first met, which was directly across from their school.
On the occasion of their anniversary, Jenna and Dominic danced together to the jazz music that was playing in the restaurant. This was followed by a passionate kiss as they celebrated another year of being together and vowed to spend many more years together in the years to come. However, all of that came to an unfortunate end one year.
Dominic was given a diagnosis of a heart ailment that required him to undergo surgery. Because the doctors ordered him to bed rest, Jenna was anxious about the amount of time they would have together in the future. Jenna was 85 years old, and Dominic was 88 years old. At that age, you start to worry about the worst possible outcomes.
During the time that Dominic was in the hospital, Jenna brought a pillow and a blanket with her in her car. She had decided that she would not leave Dominic at the hospital and return home. She promised that she would always be there for him.
A genuine love is both uplifting and satisfying.
“And I’m not going to let you change my mind, doctor!”
Jenna got into a fight with several of the employees at the hospital. Because doing so was against the policies of the hospital, they would not permit her to stay in Dominic’s room.
“He is the man I married!”
” she remarked in a stern tone. “Who are you to split us up when we made a pact to stick together through thick and thin? I’m going to stay with him! Are you following me here? ”
“Ma’am,” the hapless doctor sighed to the patient. “You don’t understand. That will not fly with us. And it’s not just for one night…we can’t allow you to spend every night there with the sufferer.
An sudden interruption came from a nurse who said, “Doctor Ferguson, I believe we can.” Jenna observed that her name was shown on the name badge. It had “Merelyn P.” written on it.
“Excuse me, Madam,” the gentleman said.
Merelyn escorted the doctor to the side of the room where they had a conversation. After some time, he gave Jenna permission to stay in Dominic’s room.
“May I ask you to proceed, ma’am?” she asked with a grin. Please accept my sincere apologies for the inconvenience.
Jenna smiled and said, “Thank you so much, sweetheart,” in response to the compliment. “I shall never forget your favor. Thank you…”
After that, Jenna made it a habit to stay the night in Dominic’s room at the medical center. She would start the evening by holding his hands, saying a quick prayer, and then she would give him a kiss on the forehead before she would sit down in the chair.
And right before going to sleep, she would spend some time appreciating the features of her husband and praising God for providing them with the fortitude to make it through the challenging days.
She was clutching his hands and whispering, “Please keep him safe, my Lord,” as she did so one night. “He and my children are the most important things in my life…”
To our great relief, the Lord answered Jenna’s prayers, and Dominic’s operation turned out to be a success. He would be discharged soon. Jenna had no idea what was in store for her in the way of a surprise…
Jenna woke up earlier than she often does on the day after Dominic was released from the hospital, and she had the sensation that there was something in her hands.
“Oh my goodness, sweetheart, did I sleep with my hand on yours the whole night? “, she mumbled while still half-asleep, believing that Dominic’s hand was on her shoulder. Then it suddenly occurred to her that it wasn’t.
“What on earth is this?” It has a rose-like aroma; might this be a rose? ” She questioned as she hunted for her spectacles in the room.
Jenna was caught off guard after she had put them on. She was in possession of a bouquet of roses in her hand at the time. Oh my goodness, where did I get this? ”
Jenna twisted it in her hands numerous times, but she was unable to locate anything attached to the flowers that would have been able to tell her who had given it to her as a gift. After placing the flowers on the table next to Dominic’s bed, she spotted a letter on the surface of the table.
On the very top of it, it said, “For Mrs. Lancaster.” Jenna, who was taken aback, opened the letter and began to read it.
“To the Honorable Mrs. Lancaster,
I sincerely hope the flowers brought you joy. It’s a humble gift to show our gratitude for all the beautiful things you do as a wife for our dear husband. It is an amazing stroke of luck for Mr. Lancaster to have chosen you to be his bride. Nobody will disagree that the opposite is true.
(The truth is that he wanted to get you something to thank you for staying with him at the hospital, and after looking at you, I thought that a lovely lady like you deserved beautiful flowers. He asked me for help, and after looking at you, I thought that a lovely lady like you deserved beautiful flowers.)
To tell you the truth, you two make me think of my late grandparents. My grandma was much like you. For the sake of my grandfather, she would engage in conflict with anybody and everyone. When I observed you disputing with the doctor on that particular day, it brought back memories of my own grandma and how she used to do the same thing. Both you and Mr. Lancaster will be missed.
I hope Mr. Lancaster stays healthy and that the two of you have many more wonderful years ahead of you in your marriage.
“Oh, dear…” Jenna chuckled through her sobs as she continued to cry. “Merelyn, you are a beautiful young lady. Thank you, dear.”
Jenna woke up her husband, who was sound asleep, and gave him a kiss before murmuring a thank you to him. And before she left the hospital, she went to see Merelyn and gave her a bear hug before saying her goodbyes. She greeted him with, “God bless you, sweetie.” “The flowers were very beautiful. I would want to express my gratitude to you for the thoughtful present.
What lessons can we take away from this experience?
There are, despite how uncommon they are, modern-day couples who are similar to Jenna and Dominic. Jenna and Dominic are a couple who are deeply in love with one another and who support and comfort one another through the ups and downs of life.
A genuine love is both uplifting and satisfying. Merelyn was moved to action by Jenna’s concern for Dominic, and the experience brought to mind happy times spent with her own grandparents.
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