Man With Alzheimer’s Falls In Love With Wife A Second Time
Some people get to say "I do" a second time after divorce or the death of a spouse but this is a story of an emotional ceremony the groom may never remember, but the bride will never forget.
It's a love story similar to "The Notebook". Alzheimer's disease had stolen Peter Marshall's memories, but one thing he forgot was how much he loved and still loves his wife — even if he oftentimes doesn't know her name according to NBC New York.
Peter and his wife, Lisa, have been married for 12 years. But Peter, 56, is battling early-onset Alzheimer's diagnosed a few years ago, so he doesn't remember their wedding happening. He just knows that he loves her.
"I said, 'Do what?' And he pointed to the TV, to the scene of this wedding and I said, 'Do you wanna get married?' He said yes and had this huge grin on his face," Lisa said. "He doesn't know that I'm his wife. I'm just his favorite person."
Peter got to fall in love all over again and chose Lisa — AGAIN.
"I'm the luckiest girl in the world. I get to do it twice," said Lisa, wiping a tear from her eye.
Her daughter a wedding and event planner put the word out and countless vendors offered their services, for free.
"It was so perfect. I couldn't have dreamt for a better day. It was so magical," said Lisa. "I can't remember seeing him so happy for so long. He was so happy."
Peter's illness is progressing rapidly, he no longer remembers the vow renewal ceremony from last December. But he does remember there's a woman who loves him and cherishes him always, something he expressed at the wedding.
"He leaned in and he whispered in my ear, 'Thank you for staying,'" Lisa said through tears.