A 93-year-old veteran of World War II from the United States embraced his wartime girlfriend in Australia at their reunion – after 70 years apart. Norwood Thomas and 88-year-old Joyce Morris laughed as they wrapped their arms around each other after Thomas flew from Virginia to the southern Australian city of Adelaide to reconnect with his long-lost love.
Morris was a 17-year-old British girl and Thomas a 21-yeear-old paratrooper when they first met in London shortly before D-Day. After the war, he returned to the United States. The pair wrote letters to each other, and Thomas asked Morris to come to the U.S. to marry him. But somehow Morris misunderstood and thought he’d found someone else, so she stopped writing.
The two eventually married other people. Thomas’ wife died in 2001. Morris had divorced her husband after 30 years of marriage. Last year, Morris asked one of her sons to look for Thomas online, and they found his name featured in an article about D-Day that ran in the Virginian-Pilot newspaper. Thomas and Morris reconnected via Skype. After their story went public, hundreds of people made donations to help fund Thomas’ trip to Australia from his hometown in Virginia Beach. The two are planning to spend Valentine’s Day together.
That is the kind of story written in Hollywood. Actually, there is another place you can read about a love story like that. It’s a book in the Bible called The Song of Solomon. The wise king wrote love letters to his wife. Theirs was the most romantic relationship found anywhere in literature.
Here’s the deal. God cares about your relationships, none more than marriage. And God wants your marriage to be filled with fun, love, and romance. That’s why he created man and woman, never intended to be alone. God is all about romance. Marriage was never meant to simply be endured, but to be enjoyed. Read The Song of Solomon. It may be just the perfect romance novel you’ve been looking for.