Murphy Wilson, 70, and Lucinda Myers, 67, will get married on July 29 in Huntsville, Alabama.
Wilson’s daughters, Gina Woods and Danita Jones, encouraged them to take these precious engagement photos, and now social media can’t get enough. The elderly couple has gone viral.
Speaking to ABC News about his soon-to-be wife, Wilson said:
“She swept me off my feet. I just fell in love with this gorgeous woman. And of course she fell in love with me because of my charm and suave. My daughters — and I love my daughters — they decided they were going to be wedding planners and put all of this together. They decided we should have a photo shoot in the downtown park of Huntsville.”
Wilson was widowed in 2013 and wasn’t sure he could move on until he met Myers at church. Now they will marry in the same church where they met.
“We were married for 41 years. We were very, very, very close,” Wilson said of his late wife, Antoinette.
“I discovered about myself I’m not built to be a bachelor. I didn’t like being by myself. We were like one person for 41 years. We literally said, ‘To have and to hold ‘til death do us part’ and that was what we went through. But I got to a point where I recognized I still have a lot of love left.”
After his wife’s death, Wilson said he would “pray and pray” for the Lord to bring someone else into his life, until he realized, “the answer to my prayer was sitting in the balcony with me for the last four years.”
Myers agreed, explaining that she and Wilson had been eyeing each other for quite some time at church but had never really spoken.
“He has a beautiful smile. I love him so much,” she said of Wilson. “He has such a calm demeanor about him. The Lord just put us together for a reason. We’re just so happy. I couldn’t have asked for a better mate.”