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  • I don't count it a burden whatever to have to care for her.

  • I need to do everything, from the moment she gets up to the moment she goes to bed, I do absolutely everything.

  • I clean her teeth, I shower, dress, everything.

  • But it's a privilege, I count it a great privilege to care for this woman that I have loved all of these years and continue to love.

  • This is the year where we will celebrate our fiftieth wedding anniversary.

  • Our story has been a lovely story. I first saw her when she was eight years old and her brother became my best friend.

  • We grew up together and as we grew up, yeah she was there.

  • And I knew that she used to stare at me when I was playing footy with her brother and another friend and when we used to ride bikes and she kept staring at me, but I wasn't interested.

  • I was seventeen, she was sixteen. I saw her dolled up, dressed up and she had an A-line dress on, and BOOM it was gone.

  • She was the one for me then, absolutely.

  • When we first started dating, I used to ride my bike from where I lived to where she was, and that was about five kilometers on a Saturday afternoon because it was the only chance we had to get together.

  • and it was hair wash day for her. And she used a special cream in her hair for shampoo and I can still smell it, because that smell was so particular so nice, It was just absolutely special.

  • We had a bike and I used to ride everywhere on my bike and then Glad had a bike as well and we put a baby chair on the front of her bike and so we carried our babies around on the bike with her as well.

  • Yeah bike's been part of our lives, and I guess that has something to do with us now.

  • Around about 2004-5, I began to notice that there were things going wrong.

  • She was finally diagnosed with the horrible disease of Alzheimer's.

  • Having lived overseas I knew that with a bike you could do lots of things, so I had a bike made, a bike chair made.

  • We take it to the beach and ride along beside the beach. And as we do that, we see lots of people.

  • A lot of people come and talk to us because it's a unique thing nobody else has a bike chair quite like that one.

  • I am determined to care for her every need, every need.

  • You see God has loved us so unconditionally and I understand that God has put his love in my heart.

  • And because I realise how much God has loved me, that's how I too can love my lovely wife.

  • She has done so much for me over all of these years.

  • Now she can't but I can, and I can return her love.

  • And it's a love that, well to me, means I can do everything for her.

  • She's my Princess, I'm her William and I wouldn't have it any other way.

  • Would you have it any other way? No. No not at all . We love each other.

I don't count it a burden whatever to have to care for her.

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    Halu Hsieh posted on 2019/01/20
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