The heartrending story of this elderly couple should make you cry

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The heartrending story of this elderly couple should make you cry

Few days ago, I shared my perspective on the statements made by an actor whose marriage failed and amidst the applause, I got a few clap backs or should I call it backlash? You can follow the story here if you haven’t read it.

 

Negative stories elicit certain emotions in people and I am hoping this positive story will help to reinforce one of the ideas in my last article, which is, when a man loves and submit to a woman and the woman loves and submit to a man, what we will have is an unbreakable marriage.

 

Twitter user, James Morales with the handle (@isthisjames) shared this heartrending story of an elderly couple that visits the pharmacy store where he works and I thought many of us here need to read it as well.

 

“Today I had one of, if not, THE saddest experience of my life. I know most of yall wont care but, I just HAVE to share it. Heres my thread.

I work at a Pharmacy as a tech. Twice and sometimes even three times a week, this old couple picks up their medications. We all know them.

They’re regulars. The old woman was usually the one who did the transactions and initiated conversations with me, and the rest of us

Shes always happy and always enjoyed conversations. While he stood beside her, looking at her, paying close attention to the things she say.

There was never a day where they weren’t together, and thats why today was very odd to me when I saw him walk up to the counter by himself.

‘Mr. Smith, how you doing today?’, I said. He told me that he could be better, which is his usual reply so I didn’t think of anything of it.

So I told him that I had 6 medications ready for him. 3 for him and 3 for his wife. He stood there, quiet..then said,

“..My wife..she passed yesterday night. I’m actually here to return the medications because she wasnt even able to use it.”

Our pharmacy is always busy and loud. But somehow, everybody inside the pharmacy heard what he said and stopped what they were doing.

It was silent, the quietest it has ever been in there. Everyones stomach was in a knot, while Mr. Smith stood there in front of me in tears.

“hate to say it, but I wish I went before she did. It was hard waking up today, to an empty side of the bed. She was my best friend & lover”

At this point, I was holding back my tears so hard yall dont even know. I look behind me, and some of my coworkers were in tears already

“But don’t be sad. I promised her I will live, and I will take life seriously and take my medications. I’ll continue my promises with her.”

Shes watching over me, and is the best angel I could ever ask for.” He was in tears, and so were we.

Shes watching over me, and is the best angel I could ever ask for.” He was in tears, and so were we.

But the strong individual he was, he managed to pull himself together and even managed to crack a few jokes with my pharmacists after a bit.

Before leaving, he left us with an advice that I’ve heard before, but never knew the importance behind it until that moment. He said

Before leaving, he left us with an advice that I’ve heard before, but never knew the importance behind it until that moment. He said

Make sure to tell the ones u love, that u appreciate them. You never truly know when their last breath is, and the last time you’ll see them.

He regrets one thing, which was their last conversation. He wished he could have said I love you. Anything other than “good night sweetie”

Imagine, living with that for the rest of your life. Hoping that you said something else to the person that meant so much to you.

We he left, my coworkers all told him to stay strong and that we will be there for him. I just stood there, and thought about it too much.

How do you, simply live without your best friend? How do you carry on and pretend like everything is ok? How do you wake up in the mornings?

Because if I was in his shoes, I’d be broken. Id be numb. Spending the majority of your life with someone, just to be left alone in the end.

I saw my pharmacist make a call, it was to her husband. She broke the news and told him that she appreciates him. I thought it was funny..” – The End

With the way you are loving and submitting to your spouse or intended spouse, do you see your relationship blossoming to this level?

Please share this story to let the world know that an ‘unbreakable’ marriage is possible.

3 Responses

  1. Ggirl
    | Reply

    Waow, marriages can really be fun and enjoyable.

  2. Lois
    | Reply

    Heartwarming story. I wish my case was different.

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