Gloria Farley had been married for 17 years when she entered a hospital to visit her husband Bob, who was recovering from a series of serious injuries, for what felt like the hundredth time. She hoped that his condition would have changed by now, and her heart lifted when she saw him smile as she came to his side. But instead of kissing her Bob simply took her hand and said, “You’re my favorite nurse.” That’s when she really knew that he had absolutely no idea who she was.
That was in 1987, but Gloria and Bob actually first met on a blind date when they were just teenagers in the ’60s. Bob fell almost instantly in love with Gloria, though not long after that initial date he was deployed to fight in Vietnam.
For just over a year while he was gone, Bob conversed with Gloria through a string of love letters. Indeed, the only thing that kept Bob going through those tough times was the thought of returning home to marry Gloria.