One of the most devastating things that can happen to any family is for a loved one to get dementia. It’s difficult to watch them slip away and slowly forget one thing after another.
One family that knows this very well is the relatives of Harold and Ruby Coleman. They celebrated 60 years of wedded bliss together in 2012. They are 89 and 90 years old.
During that special occasion, Megan Vaughn was there to capture everything in pictures. It really showed the beauty of the relationship, something that can only grow over that much time.
According to NBC 15, she shared the following on her blog: “A while back, I got a phone call from a lovely woman named Cindy. She explained to me that her parents’ 60th wedding anniversary was coming up and she wanted some pictures done for them.”
Although the photo shoot was five years ago, she still remembers it very well. She is also happy to know that Ruby and Harold stayed together until Harold passed away in 2019.
Cindy, their daughter, says that thanks to their faith, they were able to build on that life, but unfortunately, things haven’t always gone smoothly for them. One of the biggest problems is that Ruby has dementia, but not all is lost to time.
Ruby continues to remember her husband and it really is a thing of beauty to see it in action. Perhaps it is because they had such a long life together that they are able to maintain that connection.
Ruby stayed at home to raise five children and when her husband was busy doing something, she would chip in in any way she could.
As Ruby continued to develop dementia and forget things, it was a concern to the family. At first, it was small things that she forgot but eventually, it seems as if she forgot everything.
Through it all, however, Ruby has never forgotten Harold. They recognize that her memory continues to fade, so they wanted Megan to take more pictures and capture the legacy that they have together.
Megan was really touched by the love that they have and how it has endured over the years. After 65 years of marriage, it seems as if they are in love as much as ever.
According to the news outlet, in another blog post, Megan said how Ruby couldn’t even remember her or the last time that they took pictures. She said that Harold was just as she remembered him.
That being said, she said that you could see in Ruby’s eyes that she still remembered Harold. Perhaps that is why their photo sessions are such a thing of beauty.Whizzco