This is a story of great love and of great loss. It is a story of two wives and their devotion to their husbands. And, most of all, it is a story of a sign – a sign that, even in the darkness of a pandemic, love never fails.
Leisa Merrick stood in the parking lot of Tidelands Waccamaw Community Hospital last Monday night. Sobbing. Frantic with worry. Her husband, Alan, had been rushed to the emergency department, and – because of visitor restrictions to limit the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus – she couldn’t go inside.
The fear was paralyzing. Overwhelming. And then she saw it. A handwritten sign in a window high above the ER: Love Never Fails.
Leisa’s fear immediately turned to peace.
“I had an instant feeling of calm when I saw this beautiful sign,” Leisa, who works as a medical coder for Tidelands Health, says now. “I didn’t know who put it there, but it reminded me of the great team behind those doors giving loving care to my husband. It was then that I found my faith, as I was reminded he was in good hands.”