“To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides.” – David Viscott 

While Valentine’s Day is often celebrated in most countries, different cultures have developed their own traditions for this festive day of love. In some parts of the world, Valentine’s Day is observed as a day for expressing love between family members and friends, rather than that of romantic couples. Some traditions include leaving candy and gifts for children and others include acts of appreciation between friends. 

Many couples, friends (shout out to the coined term ‘Galantine’s Day’), families and more choose to celebrate Valentine’s Day with dinner, a picnic or special home-cooked meal. Many restaurants offer Valentine’s Day dinner promotions and food is often presented with symbols of love like hearts and flowers. The day is filled with a constant reminder through chocolate, champagne, cards, tokens of appreciation, hearts, flowers and more. At Wickshire Senior Living, we’re keeping the holiday of love alive and feeling the sun from both sides.

Over the weeks leading up to Valentine’s Day, we shared Love Stories By Wickshire from couples at all of our communities! With so many heartwarming stories and memories had between our residents, it’s so special to have the opportunity to document these moments. Our first Love Story comes from our very own Bob and Fran at Wickshire Madison; a couple who’s been together for over 60 years. Enjoy! 

View Their Love Story Here: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=544365593188158

Next up, we had Wickshire Blankenbaker’s very own, Wendell and Frances Hawkins! Having met in 1950, these country kids stayed in touch by letter while Wendell was serving in the military and Frances was in college. Over the years, they’ve lived in a total of 5 states and believe the secret to a long-lasting relationship is getting through your differences. We hope you enjoy Wendell and Frances’s story as much as we did!

View Their Love Story Here: https://bit.ly/3rhenkH

Take a look at a love story that blooms out of Wickshire South Lee Buford! Their very own, John and Martha! Having been married for 71 years, the couple met while attending the University of Georgia and were married a few years later. They went on to have two children of their own, as well as four grandchildren. 

Watch as John and Martha share their advice on love and marriage here: https://bit.ly/3rmn50S

Wickshire Port St. Lucie’s Amado and Maria were an absolute pleasure to talk to about their Love Story! Having met in grade school, they’ve been together for 60 years. Watch as they tell you more about their relationship, as well as share their advice on what a successful marriage takes. 

View Their Love Story Here: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=468005384354084

To round out Wickshire’s Love Stories, we want to introduce you to Wickshire Deer Park’s, Edna. During their 60+ years of marriage, Edna and her husband liked to pass the time by being outdoors, and when it comes to having a successful relationship, she believes trust is a key ingredient. Watch as Edna fills us in on life, love, and what you should do for your loved one this Valentine’s Day!

View Edna’s Love Story Here: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=874040780051672

For even more love stories and to stay up-to-date on all things Wickshire Senior Living all the time, find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/wickshireseniorliving or simply search for your local Wickshire community.

To learn more or to contact Wickshire Senior Living, please e-mail [email protected]

Blog Love Stories: Presented By Wickshire Senior Living