With the divorce rate as high as it is today, it seems like a milestone if couples can make it to their 10-year anniversary without splitting up. While most people believe true love is just a myth, one Australian couple is proving that true love is alive and well, and that nothing can break you apart when you do find it.
After first meeting at just eight years old, Bill and Glad Forward never could have imagined the life they would share together, but since falling in love as teenagers, the two have raised a family, welcomed grandchildren into the world, and managed to keep their love alive even after 53 years of marriage.
However, Bill started noticing something was off with his life partner nearly 10 years ago, and they soon found out Glad has Alzheimer’s disease. Though Glad’s symptoms started to worsen, Bill refused to abandon the life they built together and became her constant caretaker.
“I don’t count it a burden whatsoever,” Bill said. “I count it a great privilege to care for this one I have loved all these years and continue to love. She’s my princess and I’m her William and I wouldn’t have it any other way.”
While Glad was no longer capable of riding her own bike during their weekly bike rides, which they had done for years, Bill had a special bike made that allowed her to sit comfortably while he peddled. But recently, Glad’s vision began to deteriorate, and she is now fully blind. Despite everything, Bill continues to take her out on their bike rides.
“When we’re on the bike she can hear and can feel the wind in her hair, all those things are really nice for her,” Bill said. “If the weather is good, and I can, I like to go for a ride at least three times a week.
Watch the entire video below to hear the incredible reason why Bill continues to care for his wife’s every need.
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