Alicia Molina looks through family photos on Thursday in her apartment, where she lives with her husband, at Solstice Senior Living. Alicia and Amador were married and had three children in Davao City, Philippines. They moved their family to Columbia in 1968 with hopes to create a better life for their children. "I am so proud of them," Alicia said. "I have seven great-grandchildren now!"
Amador Molina watches TV on the couch Thursday in their apartment at Solstice Senior Living. Before suffering a stroke in December 2018, Amador practiced a very healthy lifestyle. "He had never been sick," Amador's wife Alicia Molina said. "He was always eating healthy and exercising regularly."
Portraits of Alicia and Amador Molina on their 50th anniversary, left, and their wedding hang on their apartment wall Thursday at Solstice Senior Living. The couple met during Alicia's first year of nursing school and married after she completed her board exam. "He would always come visit me in the dorm and bring me ice cream," Alicia said. "He tried to sweep me off my feet with snacks. My friends loved him for it."
Alicia, 84, and Amador, 90, Molina prepare to celebrate their 62nd Valentine's Day as man and wife on Thursday at Solstice Senior Living. "We are going to do what we always do," Alicia Molina said. "We are spending quality time together (for Valentines Day)."
Alicia Molina helps her husband Amador Molina to the couch Thursday in their apartment at Solstice Senior Living. Amador had a stroke in December 2018, which made walking independently and talking much more difficult. "I fell in love with Amador because he was always there for me," Alicia said. "Now I will be there for him as he gets better."
Alicia and Amador Molina are celebrating their 62nd Valentine's Day as husband and wife this year. Alicia, 84, and Amador, 90, met while Alicia was in nursing school in the Philippines, then moved to Columbia in 1968 with hopes of giving their children a better life. Amador suffered a stroke in December 2018, but Alicia still considers their relationship a team. Alicia said that she helps Amador, and he still knows what is best for her — they are proud of the life they have built together.