True love is when you know how absolutely flawed the other party is, yet you still love them for who they are, and vice versa.
True love does last forever. My grandmother and grandfather stayed together until his untimely death.
He married her when she had nothing. She was working at a military commissary in Korea on minimum wage and already had two teenage children of her own. He took her to America and showed her a whole new world. He gave her the opportunity to live her dreams with the man she loved.
She took care of him when he was absolutely helpless, couldn’t remember who he or she was, or was able to properly use the restroom. She took responsibility and stood by his side, taking him around on a wheelchair and changing his diapers, even though there was absolutely nothing that he could ever do for her any longer. She stayed by his side until he passed away, then buried him.
Talking about him to this day will still make her cry. She tries her best to forget, but deep down… She still loves him with all her heart. She always will. Even if the world were to split apart or become consumed by flames, their love for each other… That is something that will never change.
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