Sixty-two years ago today, my Mom and Dad became husband and wife. Two months later he was drafted into the army and served the next two years in Korea. As I listen to the words this young bride wrote so long ago, I look at them now and see that the love they had then is just as fresh today.
My Mom has recently been diagnosed with stage III ovarian cancer. She and Dad are staying with me while she receives treatment for this life-threatening condition. Though Mom’s attitude throughout this ordeal has been remarkable, Dad has been just as amazing. Though he is 82-years old and from that generation where men did men’s work and women did women’s work, he is the perfect caregiver for Mom. He stays right by her side, always. She has been in the hospital three times since arriving here and he stayed by her side, night and day every time. When she rests during the day, he sits in the same room reading in case she needs him. He cooks for her, washes up afterward, does all the laundry, helps her bath, dress, whatever is needed, he does it and with such patience and kindness that he puts me to shame. He is such a role model of love and perseverance that I had to share this song of love dedicated to him over 62 years ago.
PS. Mom just came through surgery after chemo was used to reduce the tumor and the doctor feels she got it all! An amazing example of God’s love and fulfillment of prayer. I’ll miss them when they move back home but I know that she will be in good hands with my Dad, the super husband every man should strive to be.