Everyone knows that April showers bring May flowers for June weddings.
But, alas, many weddings have been on hold during the last eighteen months
while the world struggled with a pandemic. But despite social distancing
and mask requirements, team members and residents of the Southeast Georgia
Senior Care Center-Brunswick can attest that COVID-19 hasn’t stopped love from blossoming.
As proof that love is stronger than a pandemic, Senior Care Center-Brunswick
residents Joyce Marie Wells, 65, of Brunswick, Georgia, and James Rodney
Screws, 60, of Glenwood, Georgia, recently exchanged wedding vows.
The couple met while living at the Senior Care Center-Brunswick for long
term care. Both are very social with their peers and enjoy spending time
in the Harborside unit’s common area. As months passed, the pair
realized that it wasn’t just spending time in the common area that
brought them joy, but rather, the time spent talking with one another.
After countless days enjoying each other’s company, Screws decided
to take their relationship to the next level and, while sitting at the
Harborside table where they first met, surprised Wells with a beautiful
ring and heartfelt request to marry him.
“Of course I accepted his proposal,” said Wells. “I’ve
waited my whole life for him.”
Wells and Screws exchanged vows during an outdoor wedding ceremony on Friday,
June 11, 2021, at the Senior Care Center-Brunswick. With everyone vaccinated
and masked, they were thrilled to have a small gathering of their friends,
families and caregivers in attendance.
Having found a second chance at love, the couple anticipate a happy life
together ahead of them. Both enjoy listening to music, watching TV, going
to Bible study and attending activities together, and most of all, spending
time talking at their favorite Harborside table. In a world filled with
uncertainty, one thing is constant: the capacity for love to find a way.