Now a days relationships are not based on true love and lasts shortly. However, some love stories are a true inspiration to make us believe that true love exists. They help to restore our faith in love and commitment.
Relationships require not only love but compatibility too. Long lasting true love is when two people make a commitment to each other and choose to act in ways that sustain their feelings for each other and their connection to each other over time.
This story is a true example of such love that lasted for seven decades and will definitely melt your heart:
While studying in Philadelphia, Preble Staver, born on October 17,1921 and Isabell Whitney, born on October 31 of the same year, met on a blind date. Since day one, they both knew that they are destined to be together.
They both decided to sign up for Second World War when US entered it. Preble joined as a Marine and ended up receiving a bronze star while Isabell was a Navy nurse in Maryland. After five months when the war ended, they reunited and married on February 15,1946.
After war, Preble worked as a lobbyist and banker, so they had to travel alot around US places. Their life was full of love and joy. Preble was a tall, outgoing man and Isabell was a kind and compassionate person.
They had 5 children in total.
Their son Peter died during the football game of his high school senior year in 1975. Something like this can tear a couple apart, but they made a pact to get through it together. They were support system of each other.
Afterwards life brought various challenges for them and in 2013 Isabell started showing dementia signs.
Due to this they had to move into a long term care facility in Norfolk, Virginia. There stayed there but slept in different rooms. This was a hard time for them. But they just found another way to express their love. When they used to meet there, the first thing they’d do was put their hand out and hold each other’s hand and tell each other they loved each other.
On his 96th birthday, Preble expressed his one last wish to have one more nap with his wife.
His wish was fulfilled and the couple had 3 hours for a nap.
After several days, Isabell passed away on October 25,2017 and after 14 hours Preble died too.
After their long lasting love if 71 years, this was the end of their amazing life together but their love left an unforgettable mark in the lives of all people who met them.