Most of the stuff I write here is funny, weird and crazy. This is going to be serious, and hopefully, inspiring to the newlyweds.
First of all, if the family of these newlyweds, or anyone else think I am writing this to exploit this couple, just keep reading. You are about to discover that this is the farthest thing from the truth.
Here is the wedding picture of my parents, taken almost 60 years ago.
Behind my Mother are her parents, and behind my Father are his parents. Naturally, I was not born when this picture was taken. Young couples did things a little different then. However, I think it is accurate to say that I understand the situation that the bride is going through, and, I lived through it. Just like the young bride in the video, my Mother saw her soul mate struck with a disability before their wedding. But if their situation is anything like that of my parents, it will not be a tragedy very long.
In the video, the bride made the statement, “We can still have a good life, and we can still enjoy each other.” All I can say to her is, “MEAN WHAT YOU SAY, AND STAND BY WHAT YOU SAY. If you ever have any doubts about your decision, perhaps it would help you to talk to my Mother. She would tell you that you have a lot to look forward to.”
If the fate of this couple is anything like that of my parents, they will have a good life together. I was fortunate to see my parents celebrate their Golden Wedding Anniversary ten years ago. My Father passed away in June, 2005 at the age of 74. My Mother is 78, and still going strong. I try to spend at least one night each week at her house.
If someone were to ask my Mother, “Do you ever regret marrying a man who was disabled?”, I will bet my life that her answer will be:
NOT A CHANCE!
You must watch this inspiring video.
Oh, by the way, my Dad is the one who taught me how to play golf.