Wednesday, October 17, 2007

You’re Invited to a Nursing Home Wedding and Reception (Video 4:18 mins.)

One day, 75-year-old Virginia Hailey and 87-year-old Frank Foskett decided it was time to tie the knot at the Life Care Center of Plymouth nursing home where they met. Love had a lot to do with their innocent bingo games evolving into a wedding so beautiful and exciting that Frank almost cried. And the best part, after sealing their vows with a kiss, is that they’ll spend the rest of their lives sharing a room at the nursing home where it all began.

The Beauty of Love

The question is asked, "Is there anything more beautiful in life than a young couple clasping hands, and pure hearts in the path of marriage? Can there be anything more beautiful than young love?"

And the answer is given. "Yes, there is a more beautiful thing. It is the spectacle of an old man and an old woman finishing their journey together on that path. Their hands are gnarled, but still clasped; their faces are seamed, but still radiant; their hearts are physically bowed and tired, but still strong with love and devotion for each other. Yes, there is a more beautiful thing than young love. Old love." Unknown

Welcome to a celebration of old love.

Frances Shani Parker
Hospice and Nursing Homes Blog

1 comment:

  1. Love is beautiful at any age, but particularly heart-warming when seniors are involved because of the wealth of life experiences they bring to a relationship. God bless all who experience what they believe to be sincere love!