A couple in Bakersfield, CA were married for 62 years. Don, the husband, had fallen and broken his hip, while Maxine, the wife, had cancer. Their granddaughter had moved their beds together into one room, so they were next to each other. “Gram woke up and saw him and held hands and they knew that they were next to each other,” she explained. Within a short time, Maxine died. After they came to take her body away, the granddaughter walked back in to check on Don and he had passed as well. He stopped breathing right around the time her body left the room.
Whether we have been married 6 months or 60 years, may we work toward having marriages that are so “one flesh” that we don’t know how, or can no longer, be anything other than together.
We can be more “one” today than we were yesterday, because the love of God can grow in us daily.
‘Til death do us part. Amen.
Way to go, Don! Thanks for the great example.
He becomes like one person with his wife. Then they are no longer two people, but one. —Mark 10:8 CEV