Thursday, October 20, 2011

Eternal Love

Gordon and Norma Yeager were happily married for 72 years before they died last week, just one hour apart, while holding hands.

The State Center, Iowa couple were in a car accident last Wednesday and both sustained broken bones and injuries that left them in the intensive care unit.

"She was saying her chest hurt and what's wrong with Dad? Even laying there like that, she was worried about Dad," the couple's son, Dennis Yeager, stated. "And his back was hurting and he was asking about Mom."

As the couple’s condition deteriorated, they were moved into a room together and put into beds side-by-side so they could hold hands. Gordon, 94, passed away at 3:38 p.m. -- but what appeared on his monitor shocked his family.

"Someone in there said, 'Why, then, when we look at the monitor is the heart still beating?'" their daughter, Donna Sheets said. "The nurse said Dad was picking up Mom's heartbeat through Mom's hand."

Dennis added, "And we thought, 'Oh my gosh, Mom's heart is beating through him.”

Gordon’s wife Norma, 90, died exactly one hour later.

"Dad used to say that a woman is always worth waiting for," Dennis said. "Dad waited an hour for her and held the door for her."

1 comment:

mike draper said...

My wife and I just celebrated our 45th wedding anniversary. It's nice to read about life-long love.
Mike