My Mom & Dad Cuddling after 70 years of marriage

by Steve Ray on May 7, 2010

29096_120817571271111_115395975146604_211501_3373586_nMy mom and dad, married 70 years, now cuddling on the couch in my house.

I am proud they have moved them into my house to live out their last years. They are the best mom and dad ever!

They deserve to spend their last days with family, in peace and surrounded by love and care and support.

Yesterday I drove through their childhood town of Mundelein Illinois on my way to a conference. I stopped at the Mundelein Seminary and prayed for them in the chapel.

I then ran 3.5 miles in their old neighborhood taking pictures of their old houses, their high school, the place my dad was hit a truck and broke his leg as a kid and more.

It was a wonderful run of recollection, memory, prayer and thanks for my parents.

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Anna Marie Janssens May 7, 2010 at 7:47 PM

Your comments are so very touching with.authentic love. I’m so proud of you and your family that you can spend their last days as you stated so well. I spent time in a rehab facility today visiting my aunt. I only wish I could pick her up and bring her to my home for her last days/years. My 90 yr of age, Aunt Catherine, thinks very clearly, actually healthy…but amputation at knee and the other leg arthritic. Please add her to our prayers.

“I am proud they have moved them into my house to live out their last years. They are the best mom and dad ever!

They deserve to spend their last days with family, in peace and surrounded by love and care and support.”

Susan Khan May 7, 2010 at 11:15 PM

You are very blessed, and so are your lovely parents.

All the best. You have been a part of my journey into the Church this last easter. God Bless you.

Susan Khan

Rose May 10, 2010 at 3:59 PM

thank you for sharing your mom and dad with us, I just lost my mom in November. she was going to be moving in with us the night she passed away. I miss her very much. thank you for the gift that you are giving to your parents. I wish more people would understand it. They are so precious.

God bless,
Rose

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