Here’s a feel-good story for you.
Husband and wife pair Brian and Rosalie Glover were residents together at the Bethanie Field Village before serious health complications forced Brian to move into permanent care.
Brian suffers from both Parkinson’s Disease and chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIPD) – and the disorders left him almost paraplegic in just one month.
With the help of physiotherapy, Brian was able to walk again, and soon after his wife mentioned that some family members were planning an 80th birthday celebration for her.
Brian set himself a new goal: learning to waltz in secret to dance with his wife on her special day.
When the big day arrived, he bowed as low as he could (unable to kneel) and asked Rosalie that because they had missed their waltz on their wedding day, would she do him the honour of one on her 80th birthday?
The plan went perfectly, and there weren’t many dry eyes left in the room when the dance was over.
“It proves that no man is too old to sweep the woman of his heart off her feet”, said Brian.
Brian’s not done yet either – he’s hoping to learn the quick-step for her 90th.
See a video of their beautiful dance here.