Remember watching “The Notebook” and literally sobbing your eyes out because it was the most beautiful, sad, perfect thing in the world? Yeah, this story is even worse.
Jeanette and Alexander Toczko met when they were children and they started dating when they were only eight years old. They shared laughs, hardships, successes, and failures. From military service, to having a family, moving, and creating a home, they were by each other’s side through every walk of life. From the very start they had said that when the time came, they wanted to leave this world together.
According to KGTV, things starting going downhill when Alexander had a golfing accident. After that, the family realized that he didn’t have much time left. Hospice came in and set the couple up together with beds side-by-side. Then, one day Jeanette asked her daughter what the date was. Her daughter replied that it was June. From there Jeanette kept insisting that it was June 29, the couple’s 75 wedding anniversary.
The family went along with it, knowing that this might be the end. They bought balloons and flowers, and celebrated the love that the two of them had shared for a lifetime. After a brief celebration, the family let the couple be alone in their final moments together. As they were holding each other on their “anniversary,” Alexander passed away in his wife’s arms.
Their daughter, Aimee Toczko-Cushman, spoke out about the heartbreakingly beautiful experience. From KGTV:
Even the hospice nurse said it was the most incredible thing to see the two of them taking those last breaths together.
I knew she wasn’t go to last too much longer.
And he died in her arms, which is exactly what he wanted. I went in there and told my mother he was gone; she hugged him and she said, ‘See this is what you wanted. You died in my arms and I love you. I love you, wait for me, I’ll be there soon.’
Jeanette passed away less than 24 hours later. While it’s hard to lose your parents, the couple’s children said that it was one of the most beautiful things in the world to witness. They found comfort in knowing that their parents were leaving this world the same way they had lived in it for most of their lives: together..
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