Life Redefined: Worthy of Love
When I get to the hospital and check in at the radiology department, I wait for the tech to come get me. She’s nice enough. Older lady, not very talkative, pronounces nuclear “nucular.” But she’s nice. So I’m sitting there waiting on her. I’m the only one in the waiting room, which is fine with me because I exhausted. As I’m waiting, this tall, handsome young man dressed in navy blue scrubs comes into the waiting room. I know all the techs in the nuclear medicine department and I don’t know this guy, so I know he’s not there to get me. But then he calls my name. And the first thing that goes through my head is, “Crap. This guy is really cute and I’ve never looked worse!” There’s nothing I can do but stand up and walk with him. I learn that he’s a student studying nuclear medicine technology and he’s going to do my scan. I’m not exaggerating when I tell you this was the most pleasant experience I’ve ever had at the hospital. I walk out of the hospital grateful for Facebook and the opportunity to find my handsome tech and hopefully get to know him outside of the hospital setting. Fast forward to today and my handsome tech and I are in love and planning to get married later this year.
I’m not telling you this just so you’ll “oo” and “aahhh” over my love story. I’m telling you this story to remind you that you are worthy of love. No matter how bad you feel or look, you are worthy of love. We all have some kind of baggage. And we’ve probably all been hurt by someone we thought loved us, but couldn’t deal with our baggage. But that does NOT mean you shouldn’t be loved by someone. No matter how low you are in life, you will always be worthy of love. I’m not suggesting that everyone should to go to the hospital and woo the cutest nuclear medicine tech. I’m not even suggesting you search out romantic love right now. But I am asking you to remember true love is not conditional, and that means you can receive and give love NO MATTER WHAT.
As you go throughout the rest of your day, I hope you’ll carry this message with you. Remember that you’re worthy of love. You can give it and you’re worthy of receiving it. Not only that, but know that you ARE loved…by me and Katie and the entire Dear Thyroid team.