Here's a bittersweet tale that should nonetheless brighten your Friday with its wonderful witness to Married Joy:
A couple married for 62 years recently died four hours apart while lying next to each other. The story of their lifelong love has quickly gone viral.
KERO-TV reported that Don and Maxine Simpson traveled the world, adopted two boys, and participated in many different activities together. According to their relatives:
“Gram woke up and saw him, and held hands and they knew that they were next to each other,” said Sloan.
But what no one knew is how they would leave this world.
“I knew in my heart this is what’s supposed to happen. Grandma and grandpa are supposed to be together and grandma and grandpa are going to die together,” she said.
And that’s exactly what happened.
“I could hear on the monitor, she took her last breath and I came to check. She had passed,” said Sloan.
Maxine was gone.
“I walked them out with her body, walked back in to check on grandpa and he quit breathing as soon as her body left the room. He left with her, and they passed four hours apart from each other,” she said.
The man, that married the love of his life more than 60 years ago, was only hours behind in death.
Godspeed to them in their final journey together and may they be reunited in the life to come!