i just read this article in yahoo news about a couple that was married for 67 years and died just 6 hours apart from one another.
i just melt and want to cry and know the ache in needing to be near your spouse.
there is a couple that comes in to my work and sits in my section at least once a week. they're polite and sweet and very very old. the man has a cane, and the woman barely moves. and when i bring her her lasagna and him, his minestrone, he takes 4 minutes to get up with his cane, shuffles to her side of the table, and cuts up her lasagna for her.
im about to cry. this is so sweet. and i wish i had a better word than sweet. romantic, selfless, devoted, loving, tender. so wonderful.
it makes me smile and have hope. i hope there are still men like this left in the world.
i saw at a different table, a woman feeding her husband that was handicaped in a wheel chair. she wiped salad from off his lap. and i know the love that these people feel for each other. needing each other. serving each other.
nothing has ever been so real and sincere.
i smile knowing some day i'll be lucky enough to share that again.