'I try to sing to her, though I don’t know how to sing,' Nardo says.
.
'She's had Alzheimers for 5 years. She was a little forgetful. Whenever I would leave her for a short time she would complain. She would be crying when I returned after 20 to 30 minutes because she was afraid to be alone.
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'It was really depressing, knowing that your companion for your life is not the same.'
.
'I say good morning. I say good morning several times but she wont even respond. She used to, maybe 3, 4 years ago. But now she's not cognizant of anything. I tap her on the arm, touch her face, hold her hands. But still no response.'
.
Nardo has known his wife Elena for more than 60 years. 'I accept the situation, that this is our fate,' he says. He stays by his wife, as he has over the decades.
.
'There were some bumps on the road. I guess nothing is smooth all the time. We had those bumps, and we got through them.'
.
Nardo is quiet, serious, when I speak to him. When I ask to take his portrait with Elena he walks over to her side and his demeanor changes. He is suddenly light, beside her.
.
'Elena look, they are making a movie about our life, Elena!' He taps her, and she stays still. 'Look Elena, Kodak-an na! Elena may forever tayo, may forever!'
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I smile.
.
'Elena, can you hear me?'
. 
He spends his days by her side. ——
#lovethatmoves
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  • hannahreyesmorales'I try to sing to her, though I don’t know how to sing,' Nardo says.
    .
    'She's had Alzheimers for 5 years. She was a little forgetful. Whenever I would leave her for a short time she would complain. She would be crying when I returned after 20 to 30 minutes because she was afraid to be alone.
    .
    'It was really depressing, knowing that your companion for your life is not the same.'
    .
    'I say good morning. I say good morning several times but she wont even respond. She used to, maybe 3, 4 years ago. But now she's not cognizant of anything. I tap her on the arm, touch her face, hold her hands. But still no response.'
    .
    Nardo has known his wife Elena for more than 60 years. 'I accept the situation, that this is our fate,' he says. He stays by his wife, as he has over the decades.
    .
    'There were some bumps on the road. I guess nothing is smooth all the time. We had those bumps, and we got through them.'
    .
    Nardo is quiet, serious, when I speak to him. When I ask to take his portrait with Elena he walks over to her side and his demeanor changes. He is suddenly light, beside her.
    .
    'Elena look, they are making a movie about our life, Elena!' He taps her, and she stays still. 'Look Elena, Kodak-an na! Elena may forever tayo, may forever!'
    .
    I smile.
    .
    'Elena, can you hear me?'
    .
    He spends his days by her side. ——
    #lovethatmoves

  • abbycasteloThank you for sharing this to the world, Hannah! This is so beautiful. 💙
  • kayvillagraciaThis is so beautiful ❤
  • pezvaldezGaling @caramejia
  • yanibananieSo so so beautiful.
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  • kath.dznhannah pls know that this is such a beautiful story!
  • jadie_kissHeartwarming 💜❤️️
  • xavierkatigbakI teared up reading this. Lovely story, lovely couple, lovely photographs.
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  • aya_abouissa@tarek_el_mazahi 😊😊 may we go through our bumps together forever after inshAllah 😘👦🏻👧🏼
  • tarek_el_mazahi@aya_abouissa inshalah :*
  • aya_abouissa@tarek_el_mazahi "I try to sing to her though I don't know how to sing" 👌🏼😘
  • monicamuyotThis is beautiful! ❤
  • nomadmanager😭😭😭 So beautiful, @hannahreyesmorales ❤️
  • geraldinecarneyBeautiful. 😭
  • tedregenciaHeartbreaking but also heartwarming.
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  • flagulfcoastBeautiful photo capture. Sad story.
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