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5 Real-Life Love Stories That Could Make Cupid Cry

When Words Fail, Music Speaks

As told by Nancy:

“My mother and father met at a dance in the winter of 1944. They saw each other from across the dance floor. Each of them had their own thoughts.

My mother thought to herself, ‘Wow, I wonder who that hunk is.’

My father thought to himself, ‘What a beautiful girl. I have to meet her.’

My father introduced himself to my mother and they danced the night away. The rest is history, as they say.”

But life had other plans for the winsome waltzers.

Nancy continues:

“My parents lived a wonderful life together for almost 60 years, until my mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. My parents moved into an assisted living facility, but could not live together because my mother was a flight risk, and she didn’t really know who my father was anymore.

It was heart-breaking to watch their relationship disintegrate before our very eyes, when just a short time before that, they were happy. My mother passed away just one day before their 67th wedding anniversary.”

The couple’s love lives on through their children, Nancy and Tom.

The Everyday Valentine

As told by Vickie:

“My parents are so sweet. In the mornings, dad used to bring my mom coffee in bed. They would share a small kiss, or a light touch.

They never did anything special for Valentine’s Day. As dad once told me, ‘Your mom is my valentine every day of the year.’”

As her father’s mental and physical health has declined, Vickie’s mother has taken it upon herself to keep up the tradition he started, all those years ago.

Vickie continues:

“Even now, every morning, mom hugs and kisses dad. She tells him how much she loves him. In the afternoons, she brings him a Hershey’s kiss. They sit side by side, sharing the chocolate and a brief moment of peace with one another.”

A Child’s Enduring Love

As told by Karen:

“I love my parents. As the years went by and we all got older, I started to take care of them in their home, until dad passed away in 2009.

I am taking care of my beloved mother, who is now in a nursing home with dementia. During her lucid moments, she still knows me and where she is, but other times she doesn’t. It breaks my heart to see her like this.

It’s hard, but when I look at pictures of all of us from when I was younger, I am reminded of the ‘good old days.’

I’m so grateful she’s still with me and I will continue to visit her in the nursing home until the day she dies.

The one thing I wish I could tell her: ‘I love you mom, with all of my heart and soul.’”

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12:55PM PST on Feb 19, 2013

"Love is all there is"

9:21PM PST on Feb 16, 2013

Thanks for the inspiration.

9:58PM PST on Feb 15, 2013

It cut off part of the post.

He would sleep in a chair by her bed and all of the staff would comment on his devotion to her and obvious love. Later he would bring in her oxygen tanks and make sure one is in the car whenever they go out.

Throughout the years they have had their fights and talks of divorce but he has said that she is the love of his life. She can honestly call him a good man when she has been disappointed by so many other men in her life. He still calls her endearments and gives her Valentine's & anniversary presents every year. They cook for each other and watch tv in bed.

9:55PM PST on Feb 15, 2013

I think that my mom and stepdad could count as #6 for couples that could make Cupid cry. They have been married for almost 22 1/2 years. Their birthday is on the same day. They are both left-handed. They are both Mexican American and Native American. They are both deeply religious. They pray together before they eat. Every Thanksgiving they make half a dozen plates of food and give them to the homeless. They complement each other; she is great at paperwork and he is great as a handyman.

She is 5'1'' and had been emotionally and physically abused for most of her life. He is her third husband and were it not for having a good father I bet she would have ended up thinking that all males hurt girls/women. My stepdad makes her feel safe. Whenever there is a noise outside he is ready to investigate and protect his family. He knows everything that has happened to her and loves her inner strength and that she is still so nurturing and giving.

He raised her daughters as his own and she was a mom to his son. It was her father that got him to stop smoking (years before my mom stopped) and her father became a mentor for him. He was there with her to take care of her parents when they were on their deathbed.

Last fall my mom had a serious health scare. She was in the hospital for 9 days and even the doctors thought she was going to die. My stepdad stayed there at her side almost 24/7. He would sleep in a chair by her bed and all of the staff would comment on his devotion ot he

9:11PM PST on Feb 15, 2013

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7:36PM PST on Feb 15, 2013

Nice.

5:24PM PST on Feb 15, 2013

thank you.

10:06AM PST on Feb 15, 2013

thanks...

8:56AM PST on Feb 15, 2013

I know how you feel, tanzy t. Maybe one day, life isn't over yet.

4:43AM PST on Feb 15, 2013

Beautiful and inspiring stories! Everybody at my age might have a love story to remember or might still be living a great one!
Love is the only ingredient that makes us move on!

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