Tuesday, 9 August 2016

True Love ! Couple married 63 years die 20 minutes apart (Photos)

This is the incredible story of an elderly man and woman with incredible faith and 63 years of marriage.

As their health got worse, their faith and love for God, their family and each other grew stronger until the very end.
 Henry and Jeanette De Lange to Platte got married in 1953  He was a Korean
War Veteran. She was a musician,and
took care of their five children.
It wasn't until Sunday, July 31, 2016 when their children got a call from the Platte Care Center.

"They said both your mom and dad aren't doing
very well at all. Highly recommended that we get there as soon as we
could," son Lee De Lange said.

Lee's mom, at 87 years-old, suffered from Alzheimer's Disease and had been in nursing home care since 2011.

"Dad visited mom once a day, twice, or maybe
three times a day. It was very sweet," Lee said. "Wednesday or Thursday,
she had stopped eating. She was dehydrated."

Henry, at 86 years-old, was battling Prostate Cancer.

"The VA was doing as much as they could until about 7-8 weeks ago. Said there isn't more they could do," Lee explained.

After some recent falls, Henry's condition worsened.

"He said, 'I need to go to the nursing home'.
They put mom and dad in the same room which was very sweet," Lee said
with a smile. "Wednesday, when we checked him in, he said 'I don't know
how many more days I have Lee. How many more days the good Lord will
have me here."

That time got sweeter because Henry and Jeanette
were back together. On that Sunday, two of their five children were with
them as well knowing there wasn't much time.

"[The doctor] said your dad's pulse is worse. I
wonder if he'll go first," Lee said. "About five minutes later, the aid
said I think your mom will go very soon. It was 5:05 p.m. at that
Not long after, at 5:10 p.m., she did.
"We read Psalm 103. We didn't quite get done. She passed away very, very peacefully. Incredibly peacefully."

"My brother Keith said to my dad, said 'mom's
gone to heaven. You don't have to fight anymore, you can go too if you
want'. He was laying in bed. He, for the first time, opened his eyes,
looked intently over where mom was. Closed his eyes back down. Laid back
down, died about 5 or 10 minutes after that,".Mom and dad were Christians. They loved Christ. They wanted so badly to
show their love for Christ that they loved one another. It's natural
what they do. For them to be able to be a witness in life, also in
death... That's cool. Really cool." Lee said

The clock on the wall said 5:30 p.m. when Henry went to heaven, twenty minutes after his beloved wife.


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