Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Love is hard to forget

Michael Joyce, 68, lives in New Zealand. In 2010, he was diagnosed with Alzheimers's. He's been with his wife for 34 years, and she's supported him as his memory faded. But eventually he forgot they were married.

She was sitting in a lounge chair in their home one day recently when he walked into the room looking very nervous and asked, "Will you marry me?" Instead of telling him they were already married, she said OF COURSE! She didn't want to spoil the moment for him, and assumed he'd forget about it the next day. But when they woke up the next morning, he hadn't forgotten, and wanted to set a date. Her friends helped her plan a lakeside ceremony and a local wedding photographer did the photos for free. Each day of the week after the ceremony, his wife expected him to forget the ceremony, but he didn't. He remembered it for more than a week, which she describes as "absolutely unbelievable."

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