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Thread: Love is patient

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    Senior Member adnil458's Avatar
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    Love is patient

    I met Melvin and Beulah yesterday. They have been married 63 years. She is blind and has dementia. He was very kind to her. She said her hands were cold. He held her hands a moment, she said "Why are you so warm?" I put my coat on her hands and lap as we talked. He spoke about her. She said "He tells everything." with a smile. I can't tell all here but love is patient, love is kind ...

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    Made me cry. My brother in law has a saying for these kinds of stories( you know puppy rescue , hero saves someone from a fire etc. )All things that warm your heart and give you faith in the human spirit. He calls them Paa Paa. So now whenever anyone in the family forwards something like that it is called a Paa Paa

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    Sounds like Beulah is truly blessed to have her Melvin. May we all be fortunate enough to have a "Melvin" in our life.
    People are like stained-glass windows.
    They sparkle and shine when the sun is out,
    but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty
    is revealed only if there is a light from within.

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    What a wonderful story and couple. God put them together and you had the good fortune to be touched by their love.

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    My husbands grandparents were married for 75 plus years, she passed away last year, but they were always touching and holding on to one another. They truly were a love match...by the way he will be 102 years come September and she was 99 (I think) when she passed...
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    ah i love it. that is so sweet

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    I love reading these kinds of stories. There is still love and kindness in the world..
    Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind see.
    mark Twain

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    My dad was like that with my mom. She had Alzheimer's and he cared for her at home till he could not longer manage it. They went to live at a senior home, and she had to live in the Alzheimer's unit, and he had an apartment down the hall. He sat with her EVERY MINUTE OF EVERY DAY that he was allowed in the unit, for 3 years until she died. She couldn't carry on a conversation, or even enjoy things around her, but he treated her with love and respect as if she was still ' all there'. I always knew he loved her, but until those days, I never realized just how much.

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    On our last trip to Jamaica we noticed an older couple, noticed them because she walked slowly and carefully - with a cane and he was always by her side with his hand on her elbow. They were always together and seemed totally devoted to each other.

    One evening we noticed her wandering around near one of the restaurants and my husband and I approached to make sure she was OK as her husband was not in sight. She thanked us for checking on her, and her husband went to the rest room.

    We got to know Charlie and Grace pretty well, and oddly enough they were from the same town my husband grew up in!!! Small world. Grace had a stroke the previous year and her speech and mobility were impaired but she appreciated our friendship and patience with her while she spoke.

    The entire trip we would see the two of them, always together, always holding hands, completely devoted.

    We are heading to England in June and we hope to see Charlie and Grace while were there for a cup of tea.
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    Love is patients, I did home care for my husband 1995-2001 , because I had loved him for 48 years. He always wanted to be at home if we went anywhere after he start his decline. We worked together ,had 7 children and he lived to see all
    of them grown. He always said the grandchildern were bonus times for him. So Love while you can. God bless the kindness.
    Freedom to speak is a gift ;please don't take it from us..

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    I watched my mother take care of my father even when it was so difficult for her. She had stopped driving a few years before he got sick but once he had to be in a nursing home 25 miles away, she got in that car and went every day. She was 82 at the time and we believe the Alzheimers was beginning at that time. After he passed in 2006 she was like a person who had lost their job. So sad to see her decline and now lives in assisted living because she has no short term memory at all. She still knows us and can find my phone number when she's upset about something. All she wants to do is go to heaven and see dad. They were married 62 yrs when he passed.
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    Alzheimer's is the cruelest disease. It robbed my mother of so many things. She forgot how to read and knit, her greatest pleasures. She recognized me and DH and her friends on the day she passed, thank goodness. Now my DH has dementia, and I'm already grieving a bit. I'm appreciating his good days and trying to be patient on the bad ones. I try to not think about the future, and to live one day at a time.

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