"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 GandhiThere 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
FOLLOW TAYLOR'S JOURNAL
THE MAN. THE MYTH. THE LEGEND
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.
Give them your support, They Support You!