Tuesday, March 7, 2006

A love story

The story of Dana and Christopher Reeve is a story of love in the truest sense of the word: in sickness and in health. In these days of quick divorces, we admire couples who stay together, especially Hollywood couples.

Who among us were not shocked to the core when Christopher had his riding accident? It didn’t seem possible that such a young virile man could be forever confined to a wheelchair, unable to even breathe on his own. We watched with compassionate sadness as he and his beautiful wife Dana try to live life to its fullest, despite Christopher’s physical limitations.

We all rooted for them to find a Happily Ever After. I believed that if anyone could rise from a wheelchair, Christopher Reeve was that man. Alas, it was not to be. As heartbreaking as Christopher’s passing was, it seemed inconceivable and so grossly unfair that his loving wife Dana would be diagnosed with lung cancer shortly after she buried her husband.

I wanted to believe in my heart that her ceaseless devotion to her husband would be rewarded by God with a new life partner with whom she would live out her years. Alas, this also, was not meant to be. Dana Reeve, devoted wife and mother, died last night, one day before her 45th birthday.

As tragic as this story is, I believe in my heart that they, Christopher and Dana, are together now. A love everlasting. An eternal love which flame will never die.

Lets say a prayer for them, the family and friends they left behind and especially their young son who lost both his parents by tender age of 13.

If this story was a book, the epilogue would have Christopher and Dana reunited at last in ethereal heavenly bliss, celebrating a love that defied death, sickness and heartache.

As somber as this story is, I believe they showed the world what true love is and how to behave in times of unbearable sadness. They lived and died in love. A true love story. May they rest in peace.


10 comment(s):

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was so so sad to see that she had passed away, especially because she leaves behind her son. She worked so tirelessly and loved so deeply...she was a great inspiration for all people and will be sorely missed in the world. I guess it was finally her time to rest.

3/07/2006 02:34:00 PM  

Blogger Harlot said...

This is just very sad. :( Their poor boy..

3/07/2006 02:52:00 PM  

Blogger Queen Kristi said...

You did a wonderful job summing it up. Thank you.

3/07/2006 04:22:00 PM  

Blogger jaxieknight said...

Wonderful tribute.

3/07/2006 04:49:00 PM  

Blogger Aggie said...

A couple who showed True Light in the world in the face of so much suffering & endurance. Truly Superman and Superwoman.

3/07/2006 05:04:00 PM  

Anonymous Vixen said...

Bawdy Babe, that was absolutely lovely, so beautifully said.

3/07/2006 05:44:00 PM  

Blogger b said...

Beautiful tribute. And that picture....just makes me cry.

3/07/2006 10:35:00 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

That was beautifully written.. Thank you for that.

Its really sad, for their boy, but yes i do believe there has to be a reunion for the two of them..

3/08/2006 09:12:00 AM  

Blogger bluestardeath said...

Great tribute.

Sad ending to the happy ending that will never be.

I would like to have someday the love Chris and Dana had for each other.

3/09/2006 01:16:00 PM  

Blogger Jet said...

very well said. they were incredible people- true testaments to what Hollywood once was, but rarely is these days. The two of them were genuine and inspirational through it all.
I am sure without a shadow of a doubt that a book is already in the works. I know that I would definately buy it.

3/11/2006 06:51:00 AM