When a husband buys flowers for his wife, they often pick roses, tulips or maybe gerberas. Special occasions may call for carnations or orchids. But Mr Jansz wanted to do something extra special for his wife; he wanted to find a flower that would take her breath away.
The perfect flower, he realised, couldn’t be found in a florist, but instead in a gift shop. A smile spread across his face as he made the purchase and hurried home to Mrs Jansz.
He took special care to arrange the flower in the middle of a bouquet and took them to his wife. Taken aback by his kind gesture, she leaned in to smell the flower and was promptly hit with a face full of water.
This was the ultimate revenge, Mr Jansz thought to himself, and certainly topped the ‘whoopee cushion’ prank Mrs Jansz had played on him the week earlier. Although admittedly, he was rather embarrassed when he sat unknowingly on the contraption causing it to release a rather loud noise.
They would both fall to the floor in tears, laughing for hours. Playing practical jokes on each was their way of showing their ever-lasting love. These pranks went on for years. Even now in a residential aged care home, the two are still getting up to their antics.
Just Better Care Mornington owner Callum McMillan remembers meeting the couple for the first time when they started receiving services from his franchise a few years ago.
“It’s always so lovely seeing couples who still enjoy each other’s company after so many years together. Mr and Mrs Jansz are no exception,” Callum says.
“I have seen and heard so many heart-warming stories of love throughout my time with Just Better Care. The best stories, like The Jansz, have had a huge impact on me.
“It is a privilege that we are able to assist people from all walks of life, through the highs and the lows. Ultimately love, companionship and memories are what they enjoy most.”
February is the month of love. It is a time to reflect on our lives, and the people who make it so special.
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