What does TRUE LOVE look like?

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What does true love look like? 

Below is a short 3 minute video that brought me to tears.

I pray it moves people to FIGHT for their sacramental marriages as we all know satan is trying to tear marriages and families apart.

A little more information from their grand daughter:

My grandparents Laura and Howard have been married 73 years. In this video Howard is 92 and Laura is 93. Laura (Grandma) is at a hospice facility making peace with her final days. I was lucky enough to capture this precious, heart-melting moment between the two of them. Howard (Grandpa) is singing to her their love song, the song that comforted her when he went away to fight in World War II.

At family gatherings, it was not uncommon for the two of them to sing this song together, each taking a verse and serenading the other. In fact, after fifty years of marriage, they renewed their vows and performed this song as a duet for the entire family at the reception. Sadly, Grandma is now too weak to sing, but that doesn't stop her from saying the words to him (see at 1:00). Howard then takes over for her and sings the rest of the song to her while stroking her face.

Moments before this video began, when Grandma heard that Grandpa was in the room, she asked if she could hold him. Grandpa cannot stand on his own, but he immediately pulled his wheelchair close to her bed ready to make it happen. My cousin, Serena, who is a physical therapist, helped him to his feet and held him up throughout the entire song.

You might notice above her bed there is a sign that says, “Patient Blind.” That is because she has macular degeneration, so she cannot see much of anything but shadows and light. That doesn’t stop her from looking deep into her love’s eyes. Grandpa, on the other hand, has lost most of his hearing, so you’ll notice us repeating things for him since Grandma is to weak to raise her voice.

The song used in the video is “You’ll Never Know” performed by Rosemary Clooney with Harry James. Our family prefers this version because everyone always said Grandma had a voice just like Rosemary Clooney.

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Love and Blessings, Wendy C.

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7 Comments

yes it would bring tears to the eyes,very emotional.

Posted by ita rogers on August 10, 2016

What a powerful testimony of what marriage should be. Such couples are so few, but gosh what an example they are. This little clip would be quite useful in all Pre-Marriage Courses, I believe. Probably all of us have this dream when we marry. But not all marriages continue to be so full of love, as this couple’s is. May God bless them and comfort them, and I thank their family for filming and posting this video clip. Thank you Wendy for forwarding it and I will post it on facebook and more media sites. What a lovely picture and story, and I wish this for every couple in our world.

Posted by CEPTA CASSERLY on May 02, 2016

As I type through the tears, I wonder
We see a young couple in love and think how beautiful but we don’t say the same when we see the true life long love of an older couple. Sure they have lost the beauty of youth but the love has been been tried and purified like the love our Lord had for us on the cross. not always outwardly beautiful but it’s the real stuff!

Posted by Lori Dorchak on May 02, 2016

Their love will last for an eternity in the next life, for a love like that can never die. How I wish more people loved more than many appear to do today.

Posted by Martha Dancy on May 02, 2016

Beautiful! God bless them both!

Posted by Moggie on May 02, 2016

It is so beautiful to see two older married folks who still love to show their love for each other,
even in front of others! I wish these two could have a hundred years yet to give to each other!
It’s obvious that God has blessed these folks with a lasting and strong love for one another,
one they are not afraid to show. May Our Lord continue to bless them with time together right
Up until the very last moment before he comes to take one home. May their family be blessed
by their obvious love that has been modeled for them, a sacramental marriage made in heaven,
lived out on earth for all of us to see and be blessed by.

Posted by Deb Eklof on May 01, 2016

.. Lovely and powerful video. Our and younger generations should see this as many do not have these examples.

Posted by Kimberley Downes on May 01, 2016

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