So often people dream about finding their “person”. The person who makes them feel whole, who builds them up and who brings joy to their life. The dream is to not only find that person, but to spend the entirety of their life with that person. In a world filled with divorce and unhappy couples, John and his Wife have proven that true love does exist and can outlast any journey.
At a young age John saw his wife for the first time and he knew immediately that she was his “person”. “I was a telephone engineer and she was a telephone operator. And I saw this shapely piece walking down the switch room with her hair flowing and I said to myself, “She’s the one for me”. Shortly after that, John asked her to go on their first date.
His grand plan was to take her to an expensive Movie and enjoy some snacks with her, but she had other plans. On their way to the theater, she told John that she would rather go to a different movie that was cheaper and so they did. The first movie they saw was “Dark Corner”. Several years later, “Dark Corner” was on the television and John recorded the movie. Now when there is something to celebrate, he watches that movie with his wife.
At first, John’s mother did not approve of his wife. She thought that she was too skinny, but John knew that she was the one for him. A few short years later John proposed and the two got married.
“My wife needs me and I can’t possibly leave her”
Almost 70 years after meeting his wife, John and his wife are still happily married. But time has also brought with it some hardships. John is suffering with heart disease and heart failure, and his wife was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s disease last year. This does not stop John from loving his wife. On the days his wife is lucid, he takes her on long walks where they walk together and just enjoy each other’s company because he knows that each day she is still there is a blessing.
He believes that every day is a blessing and he is thankful for each day he has with his wife. “It’s sad but I can’t be greedy, we’ve both had a good life together,” John says.
Despite everything happening to them now, John says he would pick his wife all over again. He would happily pick her and relive their life exactly as it happened because they were meant for each other.
If you are wondering whether you will find your other half, do not worry. Every person has a better half and you will find your “John” someday.
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