At a college freshman dance, Cliff Huxtable spotted a lovely young lady sitting across the room. Approaching her to ask for a dance, he saw to his dismay that she sat in a wheelchair. Unsure what to do next, he cut in on a fellow-student who was dancing with one of the lady’s friends. "Come over and meet her,” the friend invited. “She is just like everyone else."
The young lady was Catherine Heward, confined to a wheelchair because of muscular dystrophy. Doctors had given her twenty years to live. Against all odds, she and Cliff would marry, travel the world during Shoghi Effendi’s great Bahá’í pioneering project of the Ten Year Crusade, adopt a teenager and have a son, all before Catherine’s death at the age of thirty-five.
A Love That Could Not Wait is a remarkable testimony to the indomitable human spirit and the mysterious ways of God.