A 71-year-old mother met at the funeral of her son a 17-year-old whom she just realized she would be the love of his life. A few months later he proposed to her.
Actually, age is just a figure for Gary and Alemnda Hardwick. Soon after they got married people criticized them because of the big age difference. Those around them were not happy about their marriage.
After 43 years of marriage, Almeda lost all hope for a second love. For some people, this seems the end but in fact, for her it was different.
Her boy’s death made her look at the light at the end of the tunnel after meeting the love of her life. Her son’s death came as a shock to Almeda while she was still mourning her husband’s death.
Of the hundreds of people she met at the funeral she remembered only one because of his smile. Gary Hardwick who is younger than her grandchildren made her feel young again.
After going out for a few weeks the boy proposed to her. Almeda confessed what she felt about her teenage boyfriend: “I had no one, so God sent him to me.”
In 2015 they got married a few days before his 18th birthday.
People have different reactions to their relationship. Most are happy for them. According to some others, he has his eyes on the wife’s wealth. They do not know that Gary has always dated older women.
Many of his friends were shocked when they saw the wedding photos. They weren’t expecting him to get married so soon, and that too to an older woman.
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