Love is wonderful the second time, but it can be even more special if you don’t remember the first time. For Peter Marshall, who suffers from early-onset Alzheimer’s, forgetting his past has been a bittersweet opportunity to fall in love with his wife Lisa and ask her to remarry him.
Peter and Lisa have been married for 12 years. At 56, her illness has progressed rapidly, but no matter what turn her condition takes, Lisa stands firm by his side because even if he can’t remember her name, he knows that he loves her and that she loves him.
“He does not know that I am his wife. I’m his favorite person, “Lisa said. NBC News 4 Ida Siegal of New York. “I don’t need to have a label. I don’t need a name because our hearts are connected. “
Last winter, when the Connecticut couple sat on the couch watching a televised wedding, Peter had an inspiration. Unaware that they were already married, he proposed, and Lisa, surprised, happily accepted.
And so a date was set. Salespeople who knew Lisa’s event planner daughter donated their services to make the day perfect. During the moving ceremony, Peter smiled at his girlfriend, while at times, through tears, Lisa smiled back as she made her vows.
“It was so perfect. I couldn’t have dreamed of a better day. It was so magical, “Lisa told NBC. “I don’t remember seeing him so happy for so long… I am the luckiest girl in the world. I [got] do it twice. “
Although the ceremony took place only a few months ago, Peter does not remember the event, but what he does not forget is the woman who will never leave him; the women he loves and who love him too, and when hearts are truly connected, sometimes remembering love can be more than enough.
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