Magazine article Anglican Journal

Wait for Me ... It Was an Unexpected Setting in Which to Find Deep, Enduring and Passionate Married Love

Magazine article Anglican Journal

Wait for Me ... It Was an Unexpected Setting in Which to Find Deep, Enduring and Passionate Married Love

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THE COUPLE LIVED in a double room in a seniors' home in a small prairie town. They had recently celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary.

Now, the wife was dying and as the parish priest, I had been called. Across the divide between their twin beds, the husband tenderly held his wife's hand. With family members gathered around, we talked and prayed. We also laughed and cried.

Then suddenly, she was gone. There was silence, then the husband cried out, "Wait for me! I am coming with you!" He held his wife's lifeless body tightly.

After the funeral, the entire family accompanied the body to the little cemetery out in the country. It was a simple grave in gravelly soil.

Two days later I left for a holiday. When I returned, I had a telephone message that said, "Dad died last night."

With the family, I returned to the same prairie cemetery. …

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