This is probably one of the most beautiful stories of love and dedication…
“I don’t count it a burden whatever to have to care for her. I need to do everything from the moment she gets up to the moment she goes to bed. I do absolutely everything; clean her teeth and shower, dress everything.
“I count it a great privilege to care for this woman that I loved all of these years and continue to love. This is the year where we will celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary. Our story’s been a lovely story. I first saw her when she was eight years old and her brother became my best friend. We grew up together and as we grew up yes she was there and I knew that she used to stare at me when I was playing football with her brother and another friend and when we used to ride bikes and she kept staring at me but I wasn’t interested.
I was 17, she was 16. I saw her dolled up, dressed up. She had an a-line dress on and boom it was gone. She was the one for me then absolutely.
“When we first started dating I used to ride my bike from where I lived to where she was and that was about five kilometers on a Saturday afternoon because that was the only chance we had to get together. It was hair wash day for her and she used a special cream in a hair for shampoo and I can still smell it because that smell was so particular, so nice, it’s absolutely special.
“We had a bike, I used to ride everywhere on my bike and then let her bike as well. We put a baby chair on the front of her bike and so we carried our babies around on the bike with her as well. Bikes have been part of our lives and I guess that has something to do with us now.
“Around about 2004/5 I began to notice that there were things going wrong. She was finally diagnosed with the horrible disease of Alzheimers.
“Having lived overseas I knew that with a bike can do lots of things so I had a bike made, a bike chair made. We take it to the beach and ride along beside the beach and as we do that we see lots of people a lot of people come talk to us because it’s a unique thing nobody else has got a bike, quite like that bike.
“I am determined to care for her every need, every need. You see God has loved us so unconditionally and I understand that God has put his love in my heart. And because I realize how much God has loved me that’s how I too can love my lovely wife. She has done so much me over all of these years now she can’t but I can and I can return her love. It’s a love that well to me means I can do everything for her. She’s my princess, I’m her William and I wouldn’t have it any other way, would you have it any other way? Not at all, we love each other.