Fancy a sweet and touching love story this Valentine’s Day? Just a hint: grab some tissues.
James and Lauretta Burke is the sweet couple on the photos above. They have been married for a whopping 64 years but their love story began just after World War II when they were introduced to each other by their mutual neighbour. According to their granddaughter who put the two photos together, as soon a James laid his eyes on Lauretta, he knew she was the one. He wanted to marry her immediately but Lauretta kept him waiting until she graduated from college. The following Saturday they tied the knot. They have 9 children, 23 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. A couple of years ago Laurentta was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and as soon as she got poorly, James stepped in and they somehow became very close and totally in sync. Shortly after that James had a surgery but he kept on being strong for his wife knowing that she needs him. Sadly, James Burke passed away on November 13th last year, at the age of 87 and used his last moments planning the best possible care for his wife. The second photo represents their granddaughter’s last memory of her grandparents together. She describes it as a last tender moment between two people utterly in love with each other. She also recalls her grandpa saying “that he was going home, and that he would see them all again”.
True and incredible example of love! How long have you been together with your boyfriend or husband? How did you meet? xo
P.S: You can read more about those sweethearts here.
P.P.S: And love ever after. See you tomorrow morning, darlings. Have a smooch-y rest of the day!
(via Huffington Post)