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I love this story from The Blaze, and had to share:

High school sweethearts Gordon (94) and Norma Yeager (90) were married for 72 years. Last week, they passed within an hour of each other while holding hands.

According to their son, they had been in a car accident that put them both in intensive care. Nurses kept them together at the hospital, and when Gordon passed, his heart monitor still registered a heartbeat from his wife as she held his hand. She passed away within the hour. They were buried in a casket, still holding hands.

Their daughter said, “Neither one of them would’ve wanted to be without each other…we were very blessed, honestly, that they went this way.

These lifelong partners were true soul mates who stayed together through every phase of life. Every couple goes through transformations in their relationship and personally over the course of a marriage – just think of how deep their love must have been after 72 years.

Reading this made me think about how much I love my husband and how sweet it will be to grow old together. I feel so blessed to have found my soul mate…it’s touching to read a story about enduring love.

What do you think it takes to make it 72 years and still be madly in love with each other?

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Photo credit: theblaze.com

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