The love that is not only selfless but also has the courage to accept you with all your flaws.
Sometimes, you believe that the True Love only exists in the movies. The real world is too practical, ugly and cruel to have any place for true love.
But then you come across unheard amazing stories of true love that makes you wonder how beautiful true love is.
The story of 28-YO Tuhi & her partner of seven years, Hori Heta, is one such true love story.
A young mother, whose life betrayed her in a matter of a few days, during her dream family holiday in Sydney for New Years. She couldn’t have imagined that her dream holiday will turn into the worst nightmare for her and her family.
After she collapsed on a train platform suddenly, she was rushed to an Australian hospital’s emergency department. When she came to senses, she just complained about stomach pain without knowing what her body was fighting against.
At the midnight on New Year’s Eve, the mother-of-one, who belonged to New Zealand, was given heartbreaking news that neither she or her family ever expected.
She had ovarian cancer that had spread to her bowel.
Hori Heta, her partner from past 7 years, told Stuff that after hearing the news Tuhi wanted nothing more than going back home:
“Tuhi was crying that she didn’t want to die over there.”
After almost 2 weeks of diagnosis, Tuhi was able to fly home with some hope.
But her hopes were shattered after two operations. Doctors had exhausted all possible treatment options.
Knowing her mom didn’t have much time left, Tuhi’s 6-year-old daughter TeAomihia encouraged her mother to organise something special for her 28th birthday.
Life might have thrown a curve ball at this family, but this family knew how exactly to handle it and make it memorable. It had been ages that the daughter was asking her mother and father about when they would tie the knot.
But, this time when the daughter asked her father,
“Papa, can you marry my mum?”
She got an enthusiastic YES from the couple.
Neither the illness nor the gloomy and painful hospital visits could stop this couple from tying the knot.
Their commitment to each other proves to the world: When love accepts you, it accepts the whole of you – with your flaws, difficulties, pain and challenges.
Though we are hoping for a miracle that can save Tuhi from this deadly disease and give this family a second chance, we couldn’t resist asking ourselves:
How many times do we take our family, our life and our health for granted?
How many times do we forget to count our blessings?
And, how many times do we find ourselves complaining about things that we don’t have?