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The way we look at each other…

The way we look at each other…
February 12, 2015 mariane uehara

This past month my mother helped take care of a lady that lives a few blocks from our house. She is 86 years old, she can’t move, eat, or do anything on her own anymore. She lives in a cute little house with her 88 year old husband, and she is in her final days. I learned that Hawaii has a program in which they provide free nursing services to people that are dying. The nurses and caretakers come to the house to ensure that they are going to have a comfortable and peaceful passing.

One morning I went to meet the lady. I watched the nurse and my mom taking care of her, taking her vital measurements, putting lotion on her fragile body, and changing her clothes. Then, I noticed her husband carefully watching his wife. He looked at me and said: “I wish I could do all that, so I could help them too.”

Once they finished taking care of her. The husband walked close to his wife, placed his hand on her head and whispered: “Are you ok? Do you need anything?” Then, he looked at her as if he was seeing her for the very first time.

It was one of the most beautiful expressions of love that I have ever seen.

I asked him, what was the secret for a long, loving marriage. He told me: “Don’t let the little things bother you. Nobody likes people that complain all the time, right? She was so easy to get along with. She is so good!”

So for this Valentine’s day (and for the rest of our lives), let’s be good to each other! Love is in the little things, in the way we look at each other…

I wish you a happy and loving Valentine’s Day!



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