awe, this reminds me of a husband and wife who are my patients... they had been together for 68 years and they still looked at each other with so much love in their eyes!! The husband passed away a few months ago. The wife told me that she is sad to lose him, but even more than that, she is happy that she had 68 years with him.
And the same for my mom, too. She is in such need of a love like that... she needs to forget that man who promised to love her at that certain altar, before Jesus, in Ontario California... but never did. She needs a real man to love her like Carl loved Ellie before she dies.