Most of you have read the book or seen the movie The Vow by Nicholas Sparks, that might be just a book- but I lived it. We lived it.
For those of you who do not know the vow let me refresh your memory: “Paige (Rachel McAdams) and Leo (Channing Tatum) are happily married newlyweds, but their idyllic life together suddenly shatters when a car accident leaves her in a coma. When Paige awakes, she has severe memory loss and doesn’t know Leo. She also has a confusing relationship with her parents (Sam Neill, Jessica Lange) and still harbors feelings for a former fiance (Scott Speedman). Despite these difficult obstacles, Leo is determined to renew their bond and rebuild their marriage.”
So we didn’t have a car crash, coma, or former love interest but there is a childhood friendship, a red dress, a near death trauma, some ICU stays, amnesia and more happened.
You can find our story below or click here.
We believe that this happened to us for a reason. We don’t know why but it did. We hope to encourage others who have chronic illnesses or love someone with chronic illnesses. We believe that God has called us to get married and love one another through the hardships we both have faced. We hope you enjoy our journey.
Let me share the highlights of our story with you: The version with more of my personal aspects can be found here– but these paragraphs are from chapters in the book we are writing “Living the Vow”: We met in elementary school as kids and our parents were friends. I am one year older than … Continue reading Our Story
Love is hard, messy and complicated all on its own. When you add a chronic illness into the mix it is bound to make things much more complicated. Learning how to love someone without a chronic illness is hard because you see all you wish you could be and do, and sometimes feel unloveable. Learning … Continue reading How to Love through a Chronic Illness