Recently, I stumbled upon a heartwarming story about a local couple celebrating their 75th wedding anniversary.
Eager to read about something more uplifting than the distressing daily news, I clicked the article’s headline. As expected, the story offered a breath of fresh air and a dose of optimism.
According to the FOX4 article, Roy and Kamila Capps recently celebrated their 75th anniversary in a local nursing home. Their family and friends, who have not seen them since March, surprised them with a drive-by parade outside of their bedroom window.
The couple’s daughter stated,
“They are grateful to have each other, and they’re grateful for their family members who showed their love for them.” She went on to say that 75 years of marriage “says that you can endure anything.”
Upon reading further, I learned that during WWII, Roy was a US soldier, and Kamila was held in a Czechoslovakian concentration camp.
The couple met after Kamila was freed and have been together ever since. These two individuals are obviously no stranger to trying times, as they have lived through the turmoil and horrors of war—something most of us cannot imagine experiencing.
Now, living amidst an unprecedented pandemic 75 years later, they are “grateful to have each other.”