The most important medicine
They told him he would be foolish to abandon everything he had spent his whole life creating. He had a successful legal office and had a good reputation among his peers.
But when his wife got sick, he didn’t consider it at all. For him it was obvious that his place was by her side. Always and at all costs. It was what they had vowed to each other so many years ago.
He didn’t see it as making sacrifices. He saw it as standing by and supporting the person he loved.
He didn’t care that he spent his whole life being next to her, even when she stopped remembering him. He continued his efforts to remind her of his love for her every day and refused to stop trying or to not be there, for her. So that she would feel safe and cared for.
He believed with all his heart that when you love someone you dedicate to them a part of your life, your time and your interest.
For him being with the person he loved and shared his life with was much more important that work, money and material goods.
Love is sometimes the most important medicine.