Special anniversaries are very important milestones for our patients and their families. This held true for Kathryn and her husband Ted, who celebrated their 60th Wedding Anniversary in August. Betty’s Gift Fund provided resources for Community Hospice staff to serve the couple a delicious lasagna dinner from Uncle Primo’s at New Dawn Health Care. They also received a card, a chocolate cake (Kathryn’s favorite) and some lovely roses. The couple enjoyed their meal and shared some stories and photos of their life together. They started dating when Ted was 17 and Kathryn was 15. After 4 years of dating, the couple married. Ted asked Kathryn why she married him and her reasons were “You had good teeth, good hair, good eyes, and you were taller than me.”
This beautiful couple had some wisdom to share as well.
- 1) Always have goals together
- 2) Don’t get too excited about things
- 3) Don’t go to bed angry at each other
They also have a secret code to say sorry to each other which Kathryn created. Ted shared some of their trials and the scripture they have believed in. Deuteronomy 31:6 ” Be strong and courageous! …. He will never leave you nor forsake you.”
They have displayed this strength and courage through the years together and know that their God nor each other will never leave them through this journey. This special experience was made possible by the Betty’s Gift fund.