Today my 12 year old daughter and I had to pop up to our local shopping center. It was fairly crowded, people walking towards us and on either side, continuously.
However, we were privilege to witness something truly beautiful. My daughter observed something truly extraordinary, and she brought it to my attention when I saw her turn around and look behind us and say: “Nawwwwwwwwww.”
I turned around to see what she was looking at. What I saw stopped me dead in my tracks. Frozen, in that moment. I was so lost for words, it took my breath away. I could have just cried it was so beautiful.
What we were looking at were the backs of two elderly people. A couple, both around 80-ish, shuffling along, holding hands. Not something you see every day.
“They are holding each other up!!”
Cringe worthy I know!!! Further consolidated by the eye roll my daughter gave me. But truthfully, I have only ever dreamed of a love like that. I regret not taking a picture of them. I could have captured that moment for all eternity.
For the rest of today so many things have rolled around inside my head. Why do some people find that kind of love and others spend their entire lives looking for it and never come close?? Why do some loves last a lifetime and others barely see the light of next week???
Perhaps some people are just luckier than others. Divine intervention maybe. Questions I may never know the answers too.
What I do know is this. Some people really do spend their whole lives together, and for that, they are truly blessed.
#love #truelove #life #gratitude