Any long-lasting marriage is a combination of three things – memories of togetherness, forgiveness of mistakes and promise to never give up on each other.
Though our future generation is losing faith in the institution of marriage, people like Goldie Behl, Sonali Bendre’s husband, are showing us how true companionship looks like. Sonali and Goldie have been married for almost 16 years.
Since the time Sonali announced the news about her cancer treatment, we have seen Goldie standing by her side like a rock. Recently, Sonali shared an emotional post on Instagram on her wedding anniversary to share her gratitude towards her soulmate.
“As soon I began to write this, I knew instantly that I wouldn’t be able to put down in words all the emotions and thoughts that were running through my head. Husband, companion, best friend, my rock, for me, that’s Goldie Behl,”
In the Instagram post, Sonali shared multiple pictures, including one from their wedding. “Marriage is standing by each other, through thick and thin, in sickness and in health… and god knows, how we’ve been through that this year,” she wrote.
“What not many people realise is that cancer is not just an individual battle… it’s something that a family collectively goes through. I was also able to go on this journey, knowing that you’d juggle all your responsibilities, and take on some more and hold fort back home… all this while shuttling between two continents,” Sonali Bendre added.
Cancer is a disease that shakes even the most confident person from inside. It inculcates a fear that breaks not only the soul but also the family into pieces. It shatters the will to live in most of the people. But, some brave souls face it with a lovely smile on their face. Such is the story of Sonali Bendre and her family.
We wish Sonali a speedy recovery and hope everyone has a supportive family like hers, who stand by the promise of not giving up on each other.