Anyone who has seen The Notebook knows a love like
Allie's and Noah's is hard to come by.
However, if you're one of the lucky ones who finds a love as genuine and true...
you won't ever want to let go.
You'll want to be with that person until your very last breath here on this earth...
My next door neighbor Bill lost the love of his life on Tuesday afternoon.
She suffered from a terrible disease that took her most cherishable memories.
Bill went three times a day,
everyday to go sit and visit with his wife at the nursing home.
Ida had Dementia, and her memory was fading fast...
so fast that she didn't even recognize her own husband's face when he walked into her room.
This broke Bill's heart. He hated seeing her like that,
but there was nothing he could do. Everyday he went, sat and watched her fade away.
When I saw Bill Thursday I instantly saw sadness in his eyes, when he told me Ida had lost her fight my heart literally ached for him.
I couldn't fathom his pain...
I struggled for the words to say, I knew there was nothing I could say to take his hurt away.
I know, and he knows now that she's in a better place,
no longer suffering and at peace.
But that doesn't help his heart that was left behind.
Bill and Ida's story reminds me so much of Noah and Allie's.
Their love was long, strong, genuine, true and unconditional.
I pray for strength for Bill and his children and I also pray for God to allow Justin and I to have a lifetime of love as strong as Bill and Ida's.
"I'll be seeing you..."