Granddaughter captures the last moments of the grandparents’ 60-year love story
«Watching the way he loved her is such an incredible reminder to choose wisely. Choose someone who will still be your absolute best friend 60 years down the road. Who will still be holding your hand during the best of times, but most importantly during the worst of times.»
Others may instead enjoy the fact that they are a testament to the very strong love that exists on Earth.
Emily Heim, the couple’s granddaughter in the photos, says it’s a shot of «something beautiful». The beauty of unconditional love.
Viral photos of her grandparents hugging as her grandma lies in her hospice bed were posted on the Chathan-Kent Hospice Facebook page as a «special message of love.»
But those roles changed towards the end of her life.
It was a big change for Grandpa. He had to learn how to regularly do things he had never done before.
Grandpa did laundry, cooked, held his wife’s hand during chemo, and went to every doctor’s appointment with her so she wouldn’t have to go alone.
“It’s the staff at the hospital awing over his devotion and saying how everyone loved watching them together, including people sitting in the waiting rooms,” Hime wrote. “It’s him being by her side every single day while she was hospitalized and every day while she remained in hospice.”
The American Cancer Society describes hospice care as a special kind of care that aims to improve the quality of life for people with “advanced, life-limiting illness,” and those who care for them.
Grandpa thought that his wife was coming home at one point and asked his granddaughter to help him make signs so they could decorate the house.
When she didn’t come home, he was by her side rubbing her face and kissing her forehead.Every single day he told her how beautiful she was.
He couldn’t bear the thought of her being in pain but he still never left her side.
The grandparents met at a cycling club in England when they were in their 20s.
That love grew stronger every day during those 60 years.
“Watching the way he loved her is such an incredible reminder to choose wisely. Choose someone who will still be your absolute best friend 60 years down the road. Who will still be holding your hand during the best of times, but most importantly during the worst of times. Someone who isn’t embarrassed or shy to express their love. Who proudly says “she’s the most beautiful thing and I love her so much” in a room full of people. That’s love,” Hime wrote.