One of the most beautiful things about seeing older couples is getting to witness the small acts of love and compassion that they show each other, and getting to see how they’ve been able to make it last.
While eating lunch, an anonymous contributor to Love What Matters shared a beautiful experience that they witnessed; a 96 year old husband feeding his 93 year old wife who is suffering from Alzheimer’s. They shared the following story online:
“As I was sitting eating my double cheeseburger at Wendy’s, I glanced over at this older couple, and thought ‘That’s sweet’ And continued with my meal. But when I looked again, in between bites, I saw this gentleman feeding his wife.
My whole life I’ve yearned for a love that strong. The gentleman got up from his seat to throw his food away and I couldn’t resist asking how long he and his wife had been married. He looked at me and asked me to guess his age but not to guess too low. After a few guesses he told me he was 96 and his wife is 93 who is suffering from Alzheimer’s.
This is their date night. He also told me that if they make it till June, they will be celebrating 75 years of marriage!
Getting all the way to the end of the line with the person you started out with is one of the most glorious things on the face of this earth.
Could a couple be more blessed than to have that happen? To share a deep love and bond that only grows as we age, that is a beautiful thing.”
This loving husband’s commitment to his wonderful wife, who most likely has lost many of her memories due to Alzheimer’s, shows us how deep the love for another can run. It teaches us how important it is to take care of and to show love to those we care about each day.
“True love is being there for the good times, the bad times, and for all time.”
You are Loved.