This story of Paul and his wife, Martha reminds me of the movie, “The Notebook.” Not so much for its heavy elements, but for the husband’s utter dedication to his wife.
Paul shared how he and Martha met and fell in love. They were married for nearly 58 years. Below, you can see the absolute love Paul has for Martha, especially near the end of her life as they sit and wave at the cars passing by.
Paul shared their story on the East Texas Facebook page.”We grew up together because our families went to the same church, but I didn’t really start talking to her until I was in the Navy. We started writing each other when I was stationed at Pearl Harbor.
Paul and Martha:"We kind of grew up together because our families went to the same church but I didn't really start…
“One day, a buddy of mine and I were walking around, and we came across a woman who was selling engagement ring sets. Well, I had no interest and neither did my buddy because, you know, we had no plans to get married any time soon; but that woman talked us into looking at the rings, and we ended up buying a set. I held onto mine for a long time while Martha and I kept writing each other; until one day, I just decided to mail the ring to her.
“A few days later, I called her up and asked her if she got anything in the mail from me; and well, the rest is history. It was 57 years, last December. I came to sit with her every day and wave at the cars passing by. We’ve had a lot of adventures together — and she loved me through it all.”
Martha passed away last July. Hopefully, Paul will still take time to sit and watch the cars drive by. When he does, I pray he thinks of his Martha because she will always be with him.