This story was shared on our Storyblend Facebook Group, and it touched many. It just goes to show that not all love is lost and sometimes you can find your way back home to a young love, even after 40 years.
“I work in a campground. I had a woman come in yesterday to register for her and her new husband’s first get away.
As I am registering her, she tells me it is the first time she is using her married name. I asked her how long they had been together and she told me 2 months.
I guess my face said something because she proceeded to tell me, ‘We have been together for 2 months, but we have loved each other for 40 years. The timing was never right. He was married, I was married, we lived too far from each other, but we had each other on Facebook. I ran into him last year at Walmart and he knew I was in a bad relationship. He told me if I ever wanted better, he had reached a time in his life where he just wanted real and true love, and would walk away from anything for me.’
Her new husband looked at me with tears in his eyes and told me, ‘She is the love of my life. One day I got a Facebook call. I was surprised because anyone who would call me would have my number, but when I looked at my phone, I was scared. It was Rose.’
Rose smiled at her husband and said, ‘I asked him, did he mean it? He told me he had no idea what I was talking about, but since he had never lied to me, he was sure that he did. And I told him, I want better.’
He said, ‘when I got to Rose, only a few hours had passed, her boyfriend had beaten her up. I never knew I could be so sad and angry at the same time.’
Rose continued on, ‘he literally picked me up and carried me away from my life. He married me 3 days later. I have loved him since I was a young girl, and I have always known, I would love him for all of my days.’
He took her hand and kissed it through his mask, ‘When I look at you, I still see the same girl I fell in love with all those years ago. I still see her golden hair blowing in the wind.’
I think this is the most romantic story I have heard and I love it. I am honored I was the first person to help her use her married name. The story sounds like something you would read about, but seeing them together tonight, huddled around a fire, laughing and roasting marshmallows, I didn’t see a senior couple either. I saw 2 kids in love.
Many women have grown passed chivalry and men taking care of their women, in the days of women’s liberation, but not me. I love that this couple, well into their 50’s were able to find their way back to each other.”