Doris Amrine called the police after her husband went missing.
Her worry was understandable. Three years after Melvyn’s diagnosis of Alzheimer’s, he needs help to accomplish tasks like walking around the block. With his memory slipping away, Melvyn has trouble remembering how he had proposed to his wife of 60 years.
But the story I want to share with you today isn’t about what Melvyn has forgotten – it’s about what he remembered on the day he left the house.
The police officers who found the missing person didn’t exactly find someone who was “lost.”
No, they found a man on a mission.
I don’t want to give the story away, but I do want to leave you with how Doris summed up the story:
Even though the mind doesn’t remember everything, the heart remembers.
And if you watch this video from the CBS Evening News, you’ll see just how true her words are.