A Marriage made in Heaven – and their life with Dementia

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Dear Love Being Catholic Friends,

My dad is 87 years old and has suffered from Dementia for the last 7 years. He’s also a (retired) PGA Master Golf Pro – (He received a full golf scholarship to the University of Florida over 60 years ago) – and was the Head Golf Pro at the Naval Air Base in Pensacola, FL – teaching many golf lessons to several of the Blue Angels over the years.

This past week my two sisters and mom (Claire) took him out for a great day riding in a golf cart around a course down in FL. – he loved it and had a wonderful time!

This morning my sister asked him “If you could do five things, what would you want to do?” He replied, “Well, I would marry Claire, then I would marry her again. Then I would marry her again and again. Is that five?”  He and my mom have been married 63 years, pray the rosary every day, and their love and marriage is such an inspiration – in sickness and in health! Just thought I would share this with you all – it made my day and I am so thankful to God for the gift of such wonderful parents.

In Christ, 

Liz

2 thoughts on “A Marriage made in Heaven – and their life with Dementia

  1. Beautiful story.
    “Since God created him man and woman, their mutual love becomes an image of the absolute and unfailing love with which God loves man. It is good, very good, in the Creator’s eyes.” CCC 1604

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