When the Rev. David Tarrant was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, he needed to get to know his wife and daughter-in-law.
They had been married for 30 years, and he’d given up trying to find a cure for their illness.
The couple’s life had become a lot more complicated after they’d both passed away, and Tarrants diagnosis had taken its toll on his relationship.
After he received the news that his wife had passed away last year, he was devastated.
It’s a hard thing for me to see a spouse that has gone through that kind of tragedy and just be gone, he said.
Tarrantes family was devastated to learn that the couple had recently decided to divorce, and his son, Justin, says they have “lost everything.” “
I have to take my life into my hands, and there is nothing to lose.”
Tarrantes family was devastated to learn that the couple had recently decided to divorce, and his son, Justin, says they have “lost everything.”
“We’re just in a hole,” he said, adding that the loss has caused a lot of emotional strain.
Tarrante said he’d had several discussions with his family about the possibility of divorcing, and that his son and his wife are doing everything in their power to get them back together.
But when Tarrantly told his family he was separating, they refused to give him any kind of support.
“It’s just, you know, what’s the point?” he said of the family’s refusal.
“They have no idea.
We have no clue.
They don’t know anything.”
TARRANT: ‘We’ll be able to go back to being normal’ In a conversation with his wife, Tarranting said he would never again give up on their marriage.
“If there was a cure, it would be for us,” Tarrancies wife said.
TARRANTS HUSBAND: I want to be able, because we love each other so much, we’ll be in heaven together.
“We will be able,” TARRINGTON added.
He explained that the two have had many arguments over the years.
“In fact, we’re in a divorce, so we will never be in a happy marriage again,” he added.
“So there’s no way that I’m going to be happy again, because there’s nothing to see here.”
TARANT: We’ll be together forever, we love our children, our pets, our grandchildren, our grandkids, he concluded.
He said he was saddened to hear about the family having to split up.
“What if you had the money and you’re divorced?
You’ll never get to live with your kids, your pets, your grandchildren,” he explained.
“And you’re going to have to go to another state.
It really saddens me that we are in this situation.” “
When I saw that, I was really sad for my family and for Justin and his family.
It really saddens me that we are in this situation.”
In his final sermon before his divorce, Tarlant said the only thing that will bring them back is their children.
“The only thing I will say is, love is a great strength,” he told his congregation.
“Love your children, love your spouse, love yourself.
Don’t forget God, don’t forget Christ.”
Tarlants wife told him she has no plans to seek treatment.
“For the next three years I’ll be taking medication for anxiety and depression and anxiety,” she said.
When asked why she has chosen to get treatment, she said she felt it was the only way she was going to get over the tragedy.
“God loves me unconditionally, and I can’t be happier for God,” she told him.
“But I know it is not an easy road to walk.”
Tarant said that in his final weeks, he wanted to tell his family how he is and to make sure they know he will be with them forever.
“Let’s make this the most difficult day of my life,” he concluded, saying he’d pray for them.