Found this on The Deacon’s Bench.
A sincere man with a striking message about love:
This is such a beautiful and simple message of what ‘real’ love is all about. Makes me realise that some of the greatest saints (like this devoted husband) are actually in our midst, yet quite unknown to the world at large.
That was all quite a pull on the heartstrings, Maryla. And just a fairly “light” Australian accent too from the gentleman.
I see they’re from the Sunshine Coast, just north of Brisbane in Queensland, Australia. Apparently, too, they were greatly involved in Christian (evangelical?) missionary work in India.
Indeed, Kathleen. There must be countless unsung heroes who tirelessly help their loved ones carry the crosses of old age and infirmity.
Thanks for that link, Golden.
If you haven’t done so yet, you might like to see Bill’s brief “postscript” to the video. Be prepared to choke back some more tears though:
Oh Maryla, more tears indeed! 😥 Happy tears though, in discovering the deep love, generosity and goodness in ordinary people like Bill.
A very great man.
I wouldn’t call him ordinary by any standards, but I understand what Kathleen means, and won’t argue.
In this case.
Very moving. I wish I’d known about those bicycle wheelchairs when I used to take my 100 year old grandmother for wheelchair walks in the park. Caring for the old and the frail is a great privilege. Some of my most treasured memories from my teenage years are of working on the chronic care ward of our local hospital; bathing old men, changing their linens, feeding them… One really special occasion was when we orderlies and nurses took them all to the common room to watch Neil Armstrong become the first man to set foot on the moon in 1969. Many of them were born in 19th century, and for those who still had mental awareness, it was an astonishing experience. Not meaning to steal mmvc’s thunder or to detract from the authenticity of the videos she posted, but this (fictional) one, The Dutchman, sung by John McDermott about an old man losing his mind has always been very special to me:
Extremely touching! Yes, Love is a practical thing fuelled by a good heart and good memories, not a fleeting feeling or a dubious theory.
JH, loved the video.
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