This is absolutely beautiful. Change the details slightly and it’s the story of my own parents. They celebrated 20 years together on Valentine’s Day. Cancer, mystery chronic illnesses, two daughters, countless hardships.. all that and they are still inseparable and more in love each day. I’ve promised them that, out of respect for their amazing example, I will never marry unless I find someone that will stand by me the way they have stood by each other. Always wonderful to read and learn about more of these amazing and rare couples. Give this a read, and have tissues handy

Going Forward

They met at a party circa 1960, she a shy country girl in her first year of nursing school in the big city, he a college boy who had lived nearly all his life in that city. Her nervous giggle that was immediately followed by an apologetic “oh shoot” captured his attention. He was charming and handsome. She was sweet and pretty. Neither of them had ever seriously dated anyone else and once they met, they never would.

He was the eldest son of a Norwegian ship’s officer and a school teacher. She was the eldest daughter of a farmer and a homemaker. She was staunchly Catholic. He was uncommitted. She had decided to become a nurse so she would at least have a career because she was certain she would never marry. But then one night she had a dream, and a voice told her, “you will…

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