The Kiss of Life

I was tempted to hold off on this blog until Valentine’s Day, but it’s just too heartwarming:

“After two weeks sitting by his wife’s bedside hoping she would wake from a coma, Andrew Ray was at his wits’ end.

“Doctors had told him Emma could become a real-life sleeping beauty when she failed to regain consciousness after a heart attack.

“The distraught father of two played her tapes of their baby son crying and their daughter shouting ‘wake up Mummy!’.

“Finally, in desperation, he leant over her hospital bed and pleaded: ‘Emma, if you can hear me, please just give me a kiss.’

“‘What happened next was beyond my wildest dreams,’ he said. ‘She turned her head towards mine, puckered up her lips and gave me a little kiss.’

“‘I couldn’t believe it. My heart felt like it was going to leap from my chest — it suddenly felt like a huge weight had been lifted.’”

Go here to read the rest of the Daily Mail’s account of how the healing power of a British husband’s loving kiss amazed the doctors who were treating his comatose wife — and how he continues to care for her two years later as she struggles with her continuing health problems.

— Tom McFeely