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Life IS history in the making. Every word we say, everything we do becomes history the moment it is said or done. Life void of memories leaves nothing but emptiness. For those who might consider history boring, think again: It is who we are, what we do and why we are here. We are certainly individuals in our thoughts and deeds but we all germinated from seeds planted long, long ago.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Love Continues

On this day in 2013, Awakenings featured one of many love stories which have endured the pits of hell as a result of war. It is being posted again two years later as a reminder of the sacrifices being made every day by our military. Such pain is not endured by this one soldier only but by many of our military men and women. As for this story, many hurdles are yet to be crossed but through it all the love continues.
"When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won.There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time they seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall — think of it, always." - Mahatma Gandhi
There are love stories and there are love stories and then there are TRUE LOVE stories. Many have been passed down through the ages from generation to generation. Some begin and end in bliss, others begin and end with hardships, even tragedy. Often times those encompassing hardships have the strongest bonds securely tied not to broken 'til death. This is one of those times. . .a TRUE LOVE story withstanding an extreme sacrifice!

Why is Awakenings featuring a love story? The answer is clear: wounded warrior. This is not just about a warrior but about what happened when that warrior returned home a different man having lost ALL of his limbs. Can you imagine what that would be like...no hands, partial arms, no legs?
When Taylor Morris, an explosives-detection and disposal expert with the U.S. Navy, stepped on a bomb in Afghanistan on May 3, 2013, his world changed forever.
Here is part of the Taylor Morris story and the link to read more plus a heart-rending video. He may have lost his limbs but not his spirit...

Injured Vet Returns To True Love

This story is about character. It is an untold story in many ways, because it is not just about the wounded warrior, the soldier’s sacrifice for the nation, it’s also about the character of those who our soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines come home to. This young sailor, Taylor Morris, lost all of his limbs to an IED in Afghanistan. This kind of injury is devastating enough for the individual wounded serviceman, or woman, but we often don’t consider what that means to the young girlfriends, or wives, boyfriends, or husbands those wounded warriors come home to so physically changed.
Read MORE...and believe me you need to read the entire story!

A Love Story in 22 Pictures


Awakenings is all about America...My America, YOUR America, Our America. The posts and articles featured on this site Embrace the Past, Empower the Present, Enrich the Future. Were it not for the personal hardships and sacrifices of the past America would not be defined as we know her today nor would her future be bright. But, the sacrifice has not stopped with the founding of America's freedom. 

Each day somewhere, either in America or on foreign soil, one of our soldiers is defending America...fighting to preserve pride and honor. It takes a vast amount of courage to stand up for America on the battlefields often splattered with blood and bone. Loss of life is the ultimate tragedy and all sacrifices affect family and loved ones for years to come. It is not a one-time event to be quickly forgotten: It is for a lifetime. 

Next time you meet a soldier or a veteran extend a hand in gratitude for the service he or she is giving so YOU can enjoy all the freedoms offered on a daily basis in America.

Salute Our Troops & Our Veterans,
Give them your support, They Support You!