Love Seemed Easy For Them, But It Would Be Tested After His Diagnosis.
Until Death Do Us Part
Hazel and Leonard definitely lived up to their wedding vows of “until death do us part." The two had spent the entirety of their lives together, and death couldn’t keep them apart from each other either. “They had so much love for each other,” David said of his parents. “No question, they are both up above, smiling. They’ll always be together.” Even though David was touched by the love his parents shared, losing them both in the same day, brought David into a spiraling depression.
A Connection To Die For
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David couldn’t stop thinking about his parents’ death. He couldn’t just chalk up their deaths to mere chance. David and his family had come to the conclusion that Leonard had sensed that Hazel had passed the moment that it happened. They believe that he had truly felt his love die, and when that happened, he had nothing to live for, so he decided to stop hanging on, and succumb to death, as well.
They'll Never Be Apart
Losing a parent is hard to deal with, but imagine losing two on one day. It was obviously difficult for David to cope with, but David found some comfort in the fact that Leonard would never have to live even one day without Hazel. It was rough to watch his father wither away from dementia, but it was just as hard to watch his mother care for him. David is in no way happy that his parents passed, but he is thankful neither one had to watch the other die.
A Joint Service
The couple had a joint memorial service, where David gave an incredible speech about the life, and death, his parents shared. “It’s what God wanted, and I think it’s what they wanted too," he said of his parents' deaths. "The more I began to think about it, I began to smile because of how much they loved each other. "I feel blessed that Daddy’s suffering is over, and I feel blessed that Mom is with him and that she didn’t have to live alone.”
Even though the deaths of Leonard and Hazel were difficult for their family, some were able to see the silver lining in the sad situation. Craig Hill, the grandson of Leonard and Hazel, saw their passing as proof of the eternal love they shared. “There is no question in my mind that my grandmother was waiting for him in heaven with open arms,” Craig said of his grandparents. Leonard and Hazel lived through some pretty incredible things, but nothing that they went through stopped them from loving each other absolutely.
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