relationships

Kristi's Story "Heaven Gained a True Angel"

Kristi's Story "Heaven Gained a True Angel"

We have come a long way from losing the best man I have ever known. On September 24th, 2014 heaven gained a true angel. Blake Glenn, my husband and the father of my two daughters, took his life on that dreaded day. I will never forget the intense shot of pain that pierced my heart and changed our lives forever. I can remember it as if it was yesterday, but feel as though I have not seen my sweet husband in years.

Read Kristi's story HERE.

Leigh's Story "The Color in My Life"

Leigh's Story "The Color in My Life"

Since I was a little girl I wanted to be a wife and mother. Three amazing kids, three fantastic stepchildren and two failed marriages later I still felt like my life was black and white. Don't get me wrong, I loved my children with a fiery passion. But I had not found that all consuming storybook romance that was just like the movies. I knew it was out there. I could feel it in my heart. My knight in shining armor had just not arrived yet.

Then came Kenny.... I get choked up just THINKING his name. He had been my best friend for years, I just didn't realize it. Our friendship grew to love.

Read the full story HERE.

Monisha's Story "Life Will Surprise You"

Monisha's Story "Life Will Surprise You"

So then I tried relationships. They didn’t quite work out and ended up in some abusive relationships. One in particular led to my experience of homelessness, so the combination of service connected disabilities, marrying a prior service member who also had his share of service related challenges and violence, was a bad cocktail.

Read Monisha's story HERE.

Lisa's Story "Crown of Beauty"

Lisa's Story "Crown of Beauty"

Thankfully I had a praying husband that never gave up on me. He knew if he prayed things would change and I would come back to Jesus. It worked; the Holy Spirit started drawing me back to Him.

Read "Crown of Beauty" HERE.

Bob' Story "In Love All Over"

Bob' Story "In Love All Over"

We tell each other we love each other every day, sometimes several times a day. To us, we still see the young man and woman we were when we met. Our romance is still there just as fresh as it always was. We look forward to eternity together.

Read Bob and Dixie's love story HERE.

Fallon's Story - Chapter 2 "The Dating Game"

Fallon's Story - Chapter 2 "The Dating Game"

"Everyone has a story, everyone has a past and, yes, everyone hides secrets. Typically, people omit all negatives about themselves when they meet a new potential suitor, but how much is too much to leave out? When I’m on a new date, I usually ask myself why are they single? What could be wrong with them? For me, I used to think it was blatantly obvious why I was single."


Read Fallon's story, Chapter 2 "The Dating Game" HERE
 

Chris and Brad's Story "One Moment"

Chris and Brad's Story "One Moment"

"My brother and I are almost four-and-a-half-years apart. Growing up, it was not the cool thing to let your little brother hang out with your friends. How I wish I could go back and grab 17-year-old me by the shirt. WAKE UP! I blame myself for a lot of what unfolded as Brad got older. Could I have changed the course of what became of him for nearly a decade?"

Read the full story HERE.

Krista's Story - Chapter 4 "Hope Brings"

Krista's Story - Chapter 4 "Hope Brings"

My cancer diagnosis was handed to me in relatively short order following an awful phase in my marriage. If I was to pick which was more difficult to navigate, battling cancer or a faltering marriage, hands down, I would say experiencing the turmoil of a broken home was by far worse.

Read "Hope Brings" and all of Krista's chapters HERE.

Blake and Madi "Superhero"

Blake and Madi "Superhero"

Blake has changed my life and is the reason I work with people with disabilities. He has changed me in obvious ways but also in ways I'm still figuring out.

Read "Superhero" HERE.

Preston's Story "Decades Apart"

Preston's Story "Decades Apart"

"The story began when I met 91-year-old Ray six years ago and 71-year-old David four years ago at the gym. As a 42-year-old man, I would never have thought meeting a 71 and 91-year-old would change my life."

Read "Decades Apart" HERE.

Kim's Story "Living, Not Dying"

Kim's Story "Living, Not Dying"

"I started dating Howard when I was 15 so it is safe to say we grew up together. Unfortunately we were not able to grow old together...I happen to be one of those that believe in a one true love, a soul mate, that one person God truly intended for you. Howard was that person for me."

Read Kim's full story "Living, Not Dying" HERE.

Theresa and Brad's Story

Theresa and Brad's Story

"So 11 months after they met, Brad called to ask Theresa for a date. It was the first of 43 dates in ten weeks that culminated in a marriage proposal. "

Read Theresa and Brad's full story HERE.

Brittany and Bill's Story - Chapter 1 "The Choice"

Brittany and Bill's Story - Chapter 1 "The Choice"

"With the loss of our babies and the strokes, It was the scariest time in my life and I felt so alone, but I wasn't. My husband was there for me ..."

Read the full story HERE.

Mary and Robert's Story "Loveseat"

Mary and Robert's Story "Loveseat"

"We are very much into togetherness. Perhaps the secret to our 62-year marriage is that, you know, we just really, really enjoy having fun together!"

For Mary and Robert's full story, go HERE.

CRYSTAL AND KELLY "LOVE STORY"

CRYSTAL AND KELLY "LOVE STORY"

"I seriously thought everything was going to be perfect, that we would be the perfect couple. However, one of our biggest struggles was that I had a son before meeting Crystal and after a year and a half of our marriage it was like my son flipped a switch.  He became very unsocial with her, and then with me.  It put a lot of troubles on us..." 

READ MORE OF CRYSTAL AND KELLY'S RELATIONSHIP HERE.

GEORGE'S STORY "35 FEET"

GEORGE'S STORY "35 FEET"

I say this with my wife right next to me. She is what keeps me going, and I make her mad at me all the time, but that's married life. I get her angry with me because I do some of the stupidest, silliest things, unintentionally. But each and every day I really try and do something that would make her pleased. I don't succeed very well, but I still try.

READ MORE ABOUT GEORGE'S RELATIONSHIPS HERE.

MELODY'S STORY "LOVE"

MELODY'S STORY "LOVE"

"Please, will you take a photo of me for my man?  I want him to see me on the internet so he will know just how much I love him."

READ MORE ABOUT MELODY'S LOVE FOR RANDY HERE.

SHELBY'S STORY "REMEMBER"

SHELBY'S STORY "REMEMBER"

"She was the sweetest person—she never said anything bad about anyone, she never cussed, and she was always happy. When you walked in her front door, she was always ready to give you candy or ice cream."

READ MORE ABOUT SHELBY'S RELATIONSHIP WITH HER GRANDMOTHER HERE.

HEIDI'S STORY "ADDICTION" AND "AMAZING GRACE"

HEIDI'S STORY "ADDICTION" AND "AMAZING GRACE"

"I had been through a very painful divorce from Brock and Brady’s father two years earlier because of struggles with prescription narcotics."

READ ALL OF HEIDI'S STORY HERE.

Daniels Story "February"

Daniels Story "February"

"Daniel has had two very special women in his life--his mother, and Taylor, his bride."

Watch the short film, " February",  HERE.

Candi's Story "Alzheimer's"

Candi's Story "Alzheimer's"

"In the beginning, my Mom and I would joke around at his forgetfulness and say he probably is getting Alzheimer's. Not so funny now!"

Read Candi's full story on her relationship with her mom and dad HERE.