Love without end
As kids, we all grow up imagining that one day we will marry the love of our life. Once in awhile, we run into that great love that lasts beyond life. Gloria and Bill White, residents of The Forum at Memorial Woods, found just that kind of love.
For Gloria White, it was love at first sight but for Bill White, it took just a gentle nudge to open his eyes. Both having a strong faith and a love for dance, they soon realized that not only do opposites attract, they complement each other. On a bus ride to Gloria White’s high school reunion, Bill White quietly gave her his high school ring. Once at the reunion, they danced up a storm and never looked at anyone else. They became engaged in 1946 while attending Trinity University. Three years later, they married. Five years later, they were able to take their long-awaited honeymoon in Las Vegas. Nine months later, their first son was born and 15 months after that, Gloria White gave birth to their second son.
The Whites’ sons both achieved greatness, one as a mayor of Houston, and the other as a prominent musician and composer. All through their marriage, Bill White put Gloria White first, reading to her and reciting poetry every day.
His passing in December 2011 has left a hole in Gloria White’s heart but she still reads the poem he recited every day:
I loved you then
I love you now
I love you still
I always will
God willing, I will love you best
And every time she reads this, her love is reignited and lives on.
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