Pat

By Perla K.PPP • January 23, 2017

In April 2014 I had a major surgery, a hysterectomy. The day after the operation the catheters were removed and the nurse told me that I had to get out of bed and walk a little. I felt very tired and every movement caused me a lot of pain, especially the sharp pinching sensation of the surgical staples on my abdomen was very uncomfortable. However, even with the pain and discomfort I could get up and I just managed to sit on a chair by the bed. I was short of breath and the pain worsened after the great effort I made.

While I was there I was dreading that I had to get up and walk a little when an old lady came into the ward and she walked directly towards me. She looked around 80 years old; she was walking with a slow- to medium-paced speed. Her hair was completely white and very well combed, her pale face glowed more in contrast to the bright, red and long coat she wore, and I could see that under her coat she was wearing a hospital gown.

She approached to me and said "you are very pretty", her kind comment took me by surprise as in that moments the least I believed is that I looked pretty. However I replied "thank you very much, you are a very kind lady". Immediately she took my hand and said "I am going to pray for you", and a very warm and comforting sensation invaded me. I really needed it those words in those moments; I needed someone to comfort me and to make me feel that despite how I felt everything was going to be okay. This completely strange lady came to me and made feel safe and loved.

I thanked her kindness and I asked her name. "My name is Pat" she replied, “and I am in the next ward” she added, and then she left, leaving me a bit confused but feeling much better and I even forgot the pain for a little while.

The next two days that I was in the hospital I was able to move a little bit more and even I felt very uncomfortable and pained I got to walk several times to the bathrooms and every time I passed in front of the next door ward I looked for her but could not see her or her bright red coat.

Finally the day came when I had to leave the hospital, I never saw Pat again but that special and brief moment I met her, remains in my mind and my heart. Sometimes I think that maybe God sent one of his angels to comfort me or maybe she was just a human being like me but somehow God made her come to comfort me at that very moment when I needed it most.

PREVIOUS STORY NEXT STORY SHARE YOUR STORY

Click Here For The Most Popular On Sunny Skyz

feel good videoActor's Portrayal of Robin Williams In Short Film Is Uncanny

feel good storiesSinger Halsey Posts 'Real' Post-Pregnancy Photos After SNL Performance

feel good videoActor's Portrayal of Robin Williams In Short Film Is Uncanny

feel good videoLittle Girl Asks Permission To Say Goodbye To Her Aunt At The Airport

feel good videoA Giant Whale Approaches An Unsuspecting Paddle Boarder

feel good videoLittle Boy Perfectly Sums Up Hiking For Non-Outdoorsy People

feel good videoHalloween Decorated Truck Has A Funny Surprise When You Honk

LIKE US ON FACEBOOK!