All his life, he remembered both her laugh and her mailing address – he sent letters to her after the war and says he wanted to marry her. But the time and the distance drove them apart…
So Jacob served seven years to get Rachel, but they seemed like only a few days to him because of his love for her. – Genesis 29:20
Norwood Thomas, a 93-year-old WWII veteran, fell in love with Joyce Durant shortly before parachuting into Normandy. All his life, he remembered both her laugh and her mailing address – he sent letters to her after the war and says he wanted to marry her. But the time and the distance drove them apart. They each got married and lived full lives, but they never stopped thinking about each other.
After 70 years apart, Joyce asked her son if it was possible to find people on the internet… and a few days later the lovebirds FINALLY reconnected over Skype! Since Joyce lives in Australia, generous strangers have donated over $7,000 to fund an in-person reunion and Air New Zealand even gave Norwood and his son tickets to visit her – on Valentine’s Day!
Love is in the air! But friends can celebrate Valentine’s Day too – and this woman has been sending and receiving the SAME Valentine’s Day card for 60 YEARS!
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