Glen Campbell and wife Kim celebrate 34th wedding anniversary
Ailing country singer and actor Glen Campbell and his wife Kim Campbell celebrated their 34th wedding anniversary Monday with their favorite Sprinkles cupcake.
Kim Campbell shared her thoughts about the milestone on her blog at http://www.careliving.org.
“How do you celebrate your 34th wedding anniversary with someone who has lost his memories to Alzheimer’s and by his own words says, ‘I’m Not Gonna Miss You’?” Campbell wrote, referencing her husband’s last song. You certainly cannot ask, ‘Remember when we first met? or ‘Do you know how many years it’s been?’”
Glen Campbell revealed he had Alzheimer’s disease five years ago and his wife previously reported he is now in the final stages of its progression. He resides at a specialized facility in Nashville.
In her blog, Kim Campbell wrote that when losing a spouse to dementia, memories that should be enjoyed are painful because they are a reminder of what is lost. She said she had to “get beyond that” because enjoying memories is “what life is made of.”
Kim Campbell, who shares three adult children with her husband, enjoyed well-wishes from their daughter Ashley Campbell and then spent time going through cards and letters her husband had given her over their marriage.
“Thirty four years is a monumental testament to love, faith, selflessness, and commitment,” she wrote. “I will always celebrate the life and love I’ve shared with my husband and I will continue to do the remembering for us!”