29 August 2013

I Wish We Could Do it All Over Again...



This video made us both cry tears!

It's SO, SO sweet!

A 96-year-old man saw a songwriting contest advertised in the newspaper and decided to write a song for his wife who had passed away one month earlier.  They were married for 73 years!! This dear man sent in his lyrics by mail instead of entering the contest on-line. The studio was so touched by the lyrics that they decided to professionally record the song for him.  Oh, you will just melt...

Love to all.

MK

(thanks to Lindsay for sending!  via 22 words)

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24 comments:

  1. OMG! It just melt my heart!!!So lovely!

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  2. Absolutely beautiful! What a true testiment of true love.

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  3. So sweet to see something wholesome celebrated!!

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  4. So sweet. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Sweetest thing I have seen in a long time.

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  6. I loved this so much! I have a dream to record the life stories of older adults and this was a great inspiration to keep working on that goal!

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  7. i loved this, too. love never dies. :) *

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  8. Crying happy and sad tears...

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  9. Oh my gosh! I loved this! It made my heart melt and my eyes leak tears of love. My husband and I just lost a grandmother last month and it was really hard on us. We got married on their 60th wedding anniversary so we were "connected" to them in a very special way. Gramps is now so lonely, but he knows he will see her again. I can't help but think that he probably feels like little old Fred. I just love LOVE. Thanks for sharing!

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  10. Fred reminds me of my late grandfather, Bill Hersey who loved my grandmother as deeply as Fred loved Lorraine. My grandparents dressed identically everyday (if grandma wore a pink dress, grandpa wore a pink shirt. They were married over 50 years when my grandma passed first. Their love and Fred's is so inspiring. Thank you for sharing the video!

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  11. Thank you sharing this beautiful story. I do believe that will be me and my Michael in 60+ years if he can stand me that long :) (this December will be our 16th) Hopefully I will go before him, because I don't know how I'd manage without him. I'm sure this couple had their fair share of trials as every couple does. They managed, they triumphed and he is still smitten. I love it. Thank you. -keeley

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  12. Oh my gosh! I cried so incredibly hard watching this. I have recently quit my job working with a young woman with a brain injury, and just prior to coming home and watching this video I met up with her for the last time and had coffee. I am so full of emotions right now, both sadness and joy for the relationship I have built with her over the last few years so I found this video REALLY emotional due to that!

    I wrote a poem when I came home about all I was feeling and I thought I would share it here cos it kind of relates:

    On life and love

    The loss of a relationship
    Is not grief or sorrow
    As some might imagine
    But rather the amplification of joy -
    The sudden and overwhelming
    Flavours of an intense bond
    Recollected in fondness
    Which having been steeped in hot
    water, like tea
    Provide a blast of succulent sweetness
    That is nectar to the soul

    (It was always there
    You just never experienced it so fully and
    Completely before)

    For the loss is not an ending
    It is a transfer of energy
    An offering of gratitude for all
    The shared memories
    And a passing on of the baton
    To someone new who is able
    To take your beloved to new heights
    And different peaks
    That are necessary for the evolution
    Of their soul

    And so, we push past our reluctance
    Prise open our clenched fist
    And let the ladybird of that friendship
    Fly free to the horizon, where
    The dawning light
    Of a new day greets us
    Welcoming us back to ourselves

    Inside our own skin again -
    In stillness -
    We pause,
    Contemplate,
    Recuperate,
    Until in time we notice
    That our heart has re-expanded
    Open and ready
    To nurture another companion again.

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    1. Really, really beauriful! Thank you for sharing this!
      Go publish your poetry book for the sake of others!!! : )

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    2. Thanks, Danny! And anonymous - thanks for your encouragement. I have plans in the pipeline at the moment re publication :)

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  13. Ugh, thanks for making me BAWL this morning!

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  14. A french friend sent me this. It made the top 10 of itunes! Awesome!

    http://www.huffingtonpost.fr/2013/08/29/96-ans-top-itunes_n_3835658.html

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  15. True love! Beautiful couple! This is a true blessing to have your soul mate. Those who have found their sole mate, cherish your love; and those you haven't - I wish you to in the nearest future.

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  16. Thank you so much for sharing! I love it! Exactly what I needed today :)

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  17. Loved this story! Thanks for sharing, it really touched me :)

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  18. Made me bawl. So sweet and tender in multiple ways. Kudos to the studio for its choice to recognize Fred's love.

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  19. My husband showed me this the other day while we were lying in bed, and we both had little streams of tears running down our faces by the end. Love is the sweetest.

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  20. Oh my goodness. I started crying about 3 seconds in, and by the end was bawling my eyes out. This is the kind of love we should all strive for. Thank you for sharing.

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