Almost daily, through social media, we are inundated with inspirational quotes & a plethora of videos that may impact us in some way. Some make us laugh, some give us cause to reflect, some simply touch our hearts.
This was the case for me when watching the story behind the song, Sweet Lorraine. Lyrics written by a 96-year-old gentlemen (Fred) submitted through a contest, in honour of his beloved wife (Lorraine).
Perhaps it is because I have found myself witnessing first hand recently, the incredible loss a partner experiences when losing their lifelong loved one.
Whether the loss is through death, or the recognition that they can no longer care for their loved one, the result is one of deep sadness & utter heartache. The remaining partner is faced with being alone to exist in a world that they have become so accustomed to sharing with another person.
A lifetime of memories, a history that is unique to the two people who have shared their life together. The good & bad, the laughter & the tears, the highs & lows are all part of what defines their story.
The expression on Fred’s face as he listens to his beautiful lyrics come to life, needs no description. There can be no greater gift than the gift of love. Kudos to Green Shoe Studios for bestowing such a beautiful tribute to Fred & his wife, Lorraine.
I hope it touches your heart as much as it did mine. Here is the link to Sweet Lorraine.