Patterico's Pontifications

10/19/2011

“Dad Stopped Breathing but I Couldn’t Figure Out What was Going on Because the Heart Monitor was Still Going”

Filed under: General — Aaron Worthing @ 4:52 pm



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That is a startling line from the story of a married couple of 72 years who died while holding hands.  Read or watch the whole thing, here.  You’ll thank yourself for it.

[Posted and authored by Aaron Worthing.]

11 Responses to ““Dad Stopped Breathing but I Couldn’t Figure Out What was Going on Because the Heart Monitor was Still Going””

  1. In the midst of the every day minutiae, it’s a very powerful thing to be stopped dead in one’s tracks by seeing such a powerful love between two people so eloquently and magnificently played out in real life.

    For seventy years this couple chose to stay the course through thick and thin and good and the bad and everything in between because they knew (and I think beyond a shadow of a doubt) that their love would prevail. To the end. And it did.

    What marvelous examples of light and goodness and hope in an often brutally dark world.

    Dana (4eca6e)

  2. Wonderful story. Thanks for posting this, Aaron.

    DRJ (a83b8b)

  3. summer dreams ripped at the seams

    but

    oh

    those summer nights

    happyfeet (3c92a1)

  4. the link wasn’t working, but its fixed.

    Aaron Worthing (73a7ea)

  5. that story reminded me of this scene

    that’s some passion right there booba

    happyfeet (3c92a1)

  6. They left out the car wreck part of that story. Paul Harvey hardest hit.

    dr kill (06b97e)

  7. They left out the car wreck part of that story. Paul Harvey hardest hit.
    And they also left the proud father out of that cancer mom story. He must be very shy.
    Keep trying, America needs some warm and fluffy.

    dr kill (06b97e)

  8. read that story to my husband and broke up as I was reading it, we have been together over 25 yrs and I couldn’t imagine him going without me, and visa versa :)

    JadedByPolitics (91e088)

  9. :sad:

    DohBiden (d54602)


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