July 14, 2009

Did you read (or hear about) this couple in Thomasville, NC?

Danielle Starr, the bride pictured, told Anthony Mohoney (the groom) that she’d rather be married to him for one day than not at all.

She got two days.

You see, Anthony has been battling testicular cancer for nearly five years. 48 hours after the wedding, he died.

Danielle has been quoted as saying, “It was amazing while it lasted.”

They say that he was alert before and during his wedding but that his health quickly began to deteriorate after the ceremony. His mother is quoted as saying, “He got back into bed and didn’t get back up.”

This story touches my heart. Danielle loved Anthony so much, that despite the pain that she knew would be destined for – she married him. She lay with him in his bed until he died – saying she didn’t want him to be alone.

She married him knowing that she would be a widow in the very near future. She married him not knowing how long she would have with him.

What a brave and loving young woman, Mrs. Mohoney. To love that freely and unselfishly is truly a blessing. How many people can do that? And I don't mean in an instance as extreme as this one.

How many people truly open their hearts to others and offer unselfish love and commitment? This story dares people to look deep into themselves to see whether or not they have open hearts and are unselfish in their dealings with those they profess to love.

Small children generally offer their love so selflessly. It's as they (we) grow older that things begin to change. It shouldn't. We should all be so selfless.

What a true love story if there ever was one. If you’d like to read the whole story – here’s the link. http://www.news-record.com/content/2009/07/13/article/cancer_patient_who_married_on_saturday_dies


"I hold it true, whate'er befall; I feel it, when I sorrow most; 'Tis better to have loved and lost Than never to have loved at all.I hold it true, whate'er befall; I feel it, when I sorrow most; 'Tis better to have loved and lost Than never to have loved at all." -- Alfred Tennyson

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