Mary Villetes last wish when she found out that there would be no reprieve from her battle with lung cancer was to see her youngest son Blake Villete graduate from high school. That happened Thursday night at the Community Hospice of Northeast Florida where Mary is a resident now.
Mary has been married to her husband Rory for 20 years and together they have raised 6 children and 7 grandchildren. They have had a marriage and a life full of love and happiness.
Before the graduation on Thursday they renewed their vows in front of their family and friends. The whole family gathered around Mary and Rory as they said their vows again. The love in both of their eyes made it worth it to be there.
After the ceremony all of the seniors from Parsons Christian Academy stepped forward to have their graduation. The joy in his mother’s eyes as they handed Blake his diploma made the whole thing worthwhile.
“She deserved it more than me because she’s the one that made it happen.” Blake said.
The family will long remember these last moments they have with their mother and be thankful to the seniors and family members who made it all possible.
“It’s heart wrenching knowing that she is at the end of her journey and we have to go on without her, but to know that she knew and I knew that the love was deep enough to last,” Rory Villette said.
That one quote from Rory Villete sums it all up. Mary Villete got her last wish.