Old Couple Reminds Me of Debeers Commercial

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After driving back and forth at a supermarket parking lot, my husband and I finally spotted a couple walking towards their car. We backed up and waited. As we were waiting, I realized it was an elderly couple, probably in their 80's. They only had one grocery bag and the husband was holding it. He walked his wife over to the passenger side of the car and then he slowly walked around to the driver side. I turned and said to my husband, "I wish we could be like them when we're old". He agreed.

I wish to be healthy and capable when I'm old just like that couple. My maternal and paternal grandparents have long passed but my husband's maternal grandparents are still here with us. The grandmother is in a nursing home. She has partial dementia and is quite immobile. When I visit her, I also see other elderlies there and how lifeless they are just laying in bed. It's really a sad sight and I wonder if I would be like them one day. Seeing that couple at the parking lot reminds me of this Debeers commercial. It's so warming and beautiful.

27 comments:

lisasfoods said...

I love to see warm, old couples like that too. It's always so uplifting to see people who age well together.

CVmom said...

I really love this commercial. Makes me think, too, about having a happy, long and healthy life with my husband.

Wendy said...

I didn't play the video, but am practically crying. :) I love those commercials. Here's to love!!

Buckeroomama said...

I love all the De Beers commercials that I've seen so far. :)

I have a grand-aunt and she and her husband are in their 90's. Whenever I see them together, it just makes me smile. They hold hands, and oh, the way they look at each other and smile... so sweet.

Uncle Lee said...

Hi Rosebelle, you will be like that couple....
I have seen couples in their 80s going for walks, malls and holding hands....
Somehow, I believe, the longer we are together, I mean with the wife or hubby, its like we are one or become one.
And thats how I feel with my wife today....
Have a nice day, Lee.

AVCr8teur said...

I remember that commercial. Very touching... My father-in-law always says, "Don't worry about whether or not we will end up like those people in the nursing home. Be happy and enjoy life when you're young."

Erin said...

I so hope the hubs and I are like that when we get older, and I hope our boys can see how much we love each other!

Lazy Pineapple said...

oh yes..I know exactly what you mean...
I too wish the same...
I see my parents together and I feel so happy...they are both in their 70's and healthy :)
I always pray and wish that they have many many more years of togetherness..

Bananazą®‡ said...

Seems Malaysians are slightly different. Hardly see elderly couples above 60 years holding hands in public. I see nothing wrong even if you are in your 80s in fact need each other even more.

ModernMom said...

Oh I am so with you! I too want to be one of those sweet old couples, healthy and in love, still holding hands:)

Jo's Health Corner said...

My grandmother is 95 and still lives at home. She walks daily and is still clear in her head. I hope to be like that but you never know. I used to work in a nursing home and it is so sad to see some of the elderly in their beds all day long.
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Cheryl said...

My dear grandmother lived to almost 102 and I loved to be with her as much as I could. I do hope I can live to near that age and have my dear husband beside me. I do love to see older couples, holding hands and walking in step..its beautiful!

Joey @ Big Teeth and Clouds said...

That is the hope to still both be with it into our golden years. If only there were some secret to it.

RoseBelle said...

@Jo - I sure wish I am still coherent and healthy if I ever am blessed to live up to 95!

@Cheryl - Wow, 102?! That's amazing.

Groovy Baby Blog said...

I agree, When I see an elderly couple many of them share a strong love and respect, that I admire.
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KN said...

People are living longer but not necessarily healthier. I wish to be in good health when I'm old. Hope not be in a nursing home!

Keats The Sunshine Girl said...

To be old and still remain loving and kind to each other is a blessing. That's a marriage made in heaven:)

Mei Teng said...

Over at my dad's neighbourhood, an elderly English couple (who have since settled here) used to take evening walks together with their dogs. The wife has since passed on. The husband still walks with the company of his dog.

Veronica Lee said...

How sweet! Thanks for sharing this, Rosebelle.

Happy Wednesday!

Gina F said...

I never seen that commercial before. That was one sweet moving commercial though. I agree with you I hope me and my husband live a long life together. :o)

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KidsDreamWork said...

This is so touching! Thanks for sharing that! I think living happy & healthy with the companion of your love ones is the most precious thing that one can ask for!

Ann said...

Give me old age, but not sickness like dementia. This is selfish, but it will be better for the family if I died if my dementia is so bad.

Meldylocks and Her Three Bears said...

My Father-in-law would always walk in front of my Mother-in-law who's slower. When I see that I always jokingly tell my husband: "Don't you dare to do that to me when we are old!" :)

Mr. Stupid said...

An old couple lives just across the street. I find them all the time holding hands and chatting in the park. It just shows how much they love each other.
Beautiful post and thanks for sharing that video...:)

TK said...

So sweet..to see old couples who are still so in love...very touching video!Malaysians dont really hold hands in public..so we rarely see sthg like that in our country.

Heavenly Housewife said...

The idea of getting old is a bit scary for me. You wonder how your life will be and if you will be healthy. I hope my hubbs and i will grow really old and happy together :) thats one of my greatest wishes.

Icy BC said...

I don't like to be in nursing home when I'm older. I saw what you are seeing when I visited loved ones.

Great post, Rosie!