72-Year-Old Woman Proposes to Boyfriend After Rejecting His Proposal for 43 Years

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Want to know what true love looks like? Proposing to the love of your life every single year for over 40 years and being rejected every time! I mean, can you imagine? This was apparently reality for British couple, Colin Jones, 74 and Pauline Young, 72.

After many years of failed proposals, much to Jones’ surprise, Young proposed. “When Pauline asked me, I almost fell off the bed,” Jones said. “I’d been asking her all this time so now she was asking me, I said, ‘Of course I will.’”

The couple met in 1976 at their childrens’ playgroup and had been inseparable ever since.

“When we saw each other it was instant, we fell in love — hook, line and sinker. The magic of life allows you to meet people like Pauline,” Jones shares of his connection with Young.

They decided to go into business together, opening a cabinet-making business based in Wales called Young Jones and then moved to Gozo, Malta to run a bed and breakfast together. “People say they’ve been together years but really they have maybe an hour before work and then they see each other in the evenings — we were always together,” he said.

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Pauline Young (left) Colin Jones (right) posing together in the 1970’s. (Caters News Agency)

Yet, while this may seem like a happy story, as of recently, their relationship has been met with some difficulties. The two have had to live apart for three years since Young’s diagnosis with a rare neurological condition called corticobasal degeneration. Due to her health decline, she’s had to move into a care home in Telford, England. With the couples’ businesses based in Malta, Jones is required to stay there, but he travels to visit his love every two weeks.

During one of these visits is when Young decided to pop the question. They chose to marry in a ceremony at the St. George’s Methodist Church in the U.K. on Valentine’s Day this year, followed by wedding cake and drinks in Pauline’s care-home afterward.

“It was a real mix of emotions, I was surprised, I was worried. But we gradually worked through it and now here we are. The service was a blessing ceremony, but as far as we’re concerned it’s a marriage, it’s a show of love,” Jones shared of his experience.

It’s beautiful to see these two finally join in matrimony and really shows us that love really is patient and kind.

h/t yahoo / Caters News