He was to be deployed in the middle of the battlefield, but he had promised he’d do everything possible to find his way back to her before then. They were heartbroken as they said their goodbyes. They clung to the hope that they had someone who loved them dearly.
Fifty-four years later and the woman had grown old. She had waited for her long-lost husband without ever marrying. Just when she was about to lose all hope, she received a sign about what had happened to her husband. The news would break her heart.
Young And In Love
Yujia was a young teenager when she fell in love with a boy from her small village. He was kind and handsome, and it wasn’t long before their love grew substantially. Despite their young age, they were soon married.
It had been a modest wedding, but there was absolute happiness. The entire village celebrated their love with them, but none of them knew what awaited them.
It was the 1940s, and raging battles took over the country. The couple was from a small remote village in the mountains but were separated right after their marriage night.
His wife was left behind, heartbroken after the young man was deployed to the battlefield. Neither of them would have thought there would be more troubles for them to face.
There was no way of escaping battle, so the wife promised her husband that she would wait for him. She assured him that she would never remarry if he did not return.
As newlyweds, they had a solid and unwavering love for each other, reminding us of the saying: “A love so strong can illuminate the sun and the moon.” But certain events can cause strong bonds to falter and even break.
While Yujia was left alone, an attack left her mountain village destroyed. She had lost her home and had no choice but to flee with the others.
Her husband eventually returned from his deployment only to find the destroyed village. He searched for his wife but found nothing and assumed she had passed away.
The young man felt he had lost every sense of direction. He had to leave the love of his life for battle and came back to her missing. There was no way of knowing if she was truly gone.
The man sobbed as he took in the ruins of his old him. He waited for a few but had no idea where to go from there. His life wasn’t the same.
The young man eventually moved on with his life, assuming he had lost his wife. He left for his distant relatives with the few belongings he had found within the ruins.
What made matters worse was that his wife would never realize what had happened to her husband. She assumed that he got lost or passed away in battle. What else was there for her to do?
An Old Woman
Fifty-four years had passed by sooner than they thought, and the wife had grown old to have an elderly face and gray hair.
Her friends and family continuously asked her if she regretted never remarrying, and she only responded with a smile. She thought that keeping her promise to her husband meant more to her than finding someone new.
The woman had never stopped asking for answers to her husband’s whereabouts. All she was told was that he had either evacuated the area or that he may have passed away during battle. Despite this, she never gave up hope that he was still alive. She continued to keep her promise to him.
Her friends and family often tried to persuade her to remarry so she would not be lonely. Despite their best intentions for her, she held onto her word and never wavered. She finally received a sign one day that proved her prayers had been answered.
She Got News
The older woman received news about her husband’s whereabouts as if by a miracle. A man who knew her husband’s family had become the bearer of unsettling news.
Yujia couldn’t hold back the rivers of tears that poured from her eyes after hearing about what happened to the love of her life after his return from battle. It had come as a shock to her.
A New Life
Being separated for 54 years and with no contact with each other, the elderly woman was unaware that her husband had actually remarried and had many children and grandchildren.
Believing that his young wife had passed, the man moved to another part of the country and rebuilt his life, while Yujia waited for him all her life.
Yujia was finally reunited with her long-lost husband after 54 years. Although the husband felt embarrassed, the elderly woman did not hesitate to welcome him.
The former couple hugged and cried for being away from each other for so long. The woman was crying uncontrollably but was also happy to see the love of her life again. She had no idea what had happened to him for 54 years.
The grandfather admitted that he felt guilty since his ex-wife did not remarry and waited for him for 54 years. But he had no idea what had happened to her and that she was still alive. He married another woman and had many children and grandchildren as the years passed.
He changed his name before he remarried. During those times, most people were not able to read, and their names were randomly changed. There was still no household registration. With millions of people who have changed their names, how could she find him? The elderly woman waited in vain.
The elderly woman pounded on the grandfather’s chest between sadness and anger and cried, “I have waited for you for 54 years! Why didn’t you come to me? Where have you been all these years?” With a loss for words, the grandfather hugged her and cried.
She finally felt at peace, though. The woman lived all her life not knowing what had really happened with her husband until she finally got her wish granted. She saw her husband again before she passed away.
The incredible story of the woman’s loyalty went viral and China, and soon after, it reached the entire world through social media.
Life can be cruel at times, and acceptance is inevitable. In this case, both parties were without fault, and worse tragedies could happen. The woman was at least lucky enough to get an answer about her husband’s fate before she passed away.
In order to protect the privacy of those depicted, some names, locations, and identifying characteristics have been changed and are products of the author’s imagination. Any resemblances to actual events or places or persons, living or dead, are entirely coincidental.