I just watched the most amazing video about a love story that spanned decades. About a man who lost his wife after seventy-five years together. Thanks to a song writing contest, and a compassionate, generous singer, the poem Fred wrote to honor Lorraine was put to music and recorded…and is now an absolutely beautiful song.
It’s kind of a long video, and if you don’t want to know the story leading up to it, skip ahead to about 5:30 to just before the song begins. But it’s worth the almost ten minutes…just because it’s so beautiful.
I don’t even know how many times I’ve listened to it now. It’s just that kind of song, I guess. But I think it’s a little more than that. Who wouldn’t like to have that kind of love in their life? The kind that inspires lifelong devotion, and someone who writes songs for you, and feels like their other half is missing when you’re gone?
The story of Fred and Lorraine could teach the rest of us a thing or two about love.