Picture Love Story

from a forwarded email:

Worth watching but not easy.























































If he is a hero………..She is an angel
“I could hardly keep the tears from falling!!!”
God has blessed us all, for he has put soldiers here to protect what we believe in!


The Soldier stood and faced God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining,
Just as brightly as his brass.
‘Step forward now, Soldier,
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My Church have you been true?’
The soldier squared his shoulders and said,
‘No, Lord, I guess I have not.
Because those of us who carry guns,
Can’t always be a saint
I’ve had to work most Sundays,
And at times my talk was tough.
And sometimes I’ve been violent,
Because the world is awfully rough.
But, I never took a penny,
That wasn’t mine to keep…
Though I worked a lot of overtime,
When the bills just got too steep.
And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear..
And sometimes, God, forgive me,
I’ve wept unmanly tears.
I know I don’t deserve a place,
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around,
Except to calm their fears
If you’ve a place for me here, Lord,
It needn’t be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don’t, I’ll understand.There was a silence all around the throne,
Where the saints had often trod.
As the Soldier waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.‘Step forward now, you Soldier,
You’ve borne your burdens well.
Walk peacefully on Heaven’s streets,
You’ve done your time in Hell.’Author Unknown~

It’s the Soldier, not the reporter,
Who has given us the Freedom of the Press.
It’s the Soldier, not the poet,
Who has given us the Freedom of Speech.
It’s the Soldier, not the politicians,
Who ensures our right to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness..
It’s the Soldier who salutes the flag,
Who serves beneath the flag,
And whose coffin is draped by the flag.
If you care to offer the smallest token of recognition and appreciation for the Military,
Please pass this on
pray for our men and women 
Who have served and are currently serving our country
And pray for those who have given the ultimate sacrifice for freedom.

84 responses to “Picture Love Story

  1. This story was amazing and true love. It was touching to see what had happened to the soldier but it was incredible seeing how she stood by himself through it all. The most powerful picture to me was the ones of her carrying him. Those pictures showed me what true love does.

  2. This is the most amazing and beautiful story I’ve seen and read. It was so sad what happened to the soldier, but it just shows that God was watching over him through this whole process of his struggle of being in the hospital. And also how he has an amazing wife that stuck by his side no matter what God threw at them. It was a touching story.

  3. This is beautiful. The background of this story is extremely sad and touching but their love for each other is inspiring.

  4. Such a great, true love story. To see how his wife stood by his side the whole time. Strong woman she was. But a remarkable man he was.

  5. This story is so moving to people who believe in true love. People will probably think that if something tragic happens then they will be able to stay with their significant other. I think someone is not actually tested on this until the situation occurs.
    My cousins boyfriend had an accident occur that resulted in paralyzing him and they were together less than a year before this happened to him. I know there’s a handful of people that wouldn’t be able to handle taking care or they would be to scared to know what to do next.

  6. As I’m scrolling through these pictures, I can’t keep the tears from my face. This is the kind of love most of us can only dream of. My dad lost his hand at a young age, and I know first hand that It takes a very strong kind of love to not only look past someone’s physical handicap, but to also deal with the insecurities that come with it. Although it’s been years since his accident, my mom still loves and supports my dad through all his struggles.

  7. These pictures were very touching in a sense love is unconditional. I really admire our troops and the sacrifice they make for the safety of Americans. While on the other hand how love is more they words but is inward and willing to care for one another even when troubles and hardship comings. Personally, I was impressed to see how the man and the women fight together in a seances for one another.

  8. This is such a beautiful story! It is so awesome to see how powerful love is. I really loved that she supported him through all of his injuries. Another woman may have left him to fend for himself but she was always by his side. This story really transmits the power of love.

  9. This is what you call unconditional love. Through any circumstance his wife stayed with him for the better and the worse. It is sad to see what he went through while serving our country, but it is a great thing that he was always supported by his wife.

  10. I love this story. Talk about true love. Most people would have left because of superfictial reasons. It’s always great to see love prevail especially through such a tragic accident like that.

  11. This was truly painful to see, but I saw every single picture with detail. This is one of many reason I want to go into the medical field. I was thinking inside my head, “she better stay with him”, and she did so I am gratefully satisfied.

  12. This post is seriously amazing. It’s amazing to me how she stood by him. It must have been difficult seeing him in the hospital the way she did in one of the pictures. People like her are the reason people keep going on with thier lives. They think “if she can get through it, so can I”. This is completely true. These pictures make me happy because it is good to know that there are still good people in the world and it shows what true love really is.

  13. This lady is the real MVP here. She could have just left her husband because he wasn’t going to be the same but she fought through it. It’s crazy what love can do. Love is patient. Love conquers all.

  14. this is true love and sad to see what happened to him for serving for our country. im glad to see that he is truly happy with his wife and how she supports and helps him.

  15. Katarina Ponomaroff

    “If he is a hero she is an angel” wow this love story was the most touching thing I have seen in a while. It actually brought tears into my eyes, to see every stage of their story. It is so unfortunate the terrible things that can happened to our special forces when what they are trying to do is protect our country. This man lost all four of his limbs, and this is something the two of them probably never imagined would happen. Both of their lives completely changed, and this woman was amazing through it all because it is clear that the love she had for this hero was so much that she helped him through the whole process. It is amazing what true love can do, it saved him.

  16. In first Corinthians 13:4-8 of the New International Version (NIV) this verse states, “4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.” This piece defines this love story to the fullest! I know that I would struggle with this situation if I were in this woman’s shoes

  17. Christopher Rodriguez

    What a perfect example of true love. It’s amazing how much can be overcome with the power of love.

  18. It’s amazing how much can be communicated through photographs. They’re both incredibly brave people.

  19. Love is a very powerful thing as this story portrays that meaning. It is a very amazing story, displaying how love can overcome any tragic situation such as this one. It gives me such a warm heart to know that true love still exists out in the world.

  20. I’ve seen these pictures many times before and it still manages to put a smile on my face. It makes me so happy to see that love is still alive and can flourish and overcame any and all odds.

  21. When I was scrolling through the photos I kept thinking “Please, I hope you both live to be together…..Both of you be alive and well at the end of this!!!” I am glad they get to still share their lives together, they both are beautiful and deserve. Although, both of their lives are altered, they are lucky to still be able to wake up to eachother every morning. When she put her husband on her back, I thought that was cute! It sorta reminded me of Yoda and Luke in Starwars.

  22. This was beautiful
    I enjoyed the pictures and the poems were heartfelt.

  23. Priscilla K. Cornejo

    I LOVE this because everyone now a days takes love for granted, but when you find it its an amazing feeling! And to know someone will be there for you through everything, and I mean EVERYTHING is beyond beautiful! Hopefully me and my boyfriend can last this long I hope.

  24. This is true love. To love someone more than you love yourself is the point oflife. To find that one person you would do anything for. What an amazing person this woman is for having the love and courage to take on such journey.

  25. What is that saying?
    “A picture’s worth a thousand word”
    This is just beautiful, we all hope we find someone or have found someone that will love us that much!

  26. This is a touching story. One never knows when unfortunate things might happen oneself, but it is always makes a lot better when you have someone that cares about you that much.

  27. Wow I didnt expect that but it this shows true love right here. I like that she was supporting him every step of the way through his struggles. I have a friend in a similar situation. Just shows what true love and determination can do.

  28. This is an amazing story. I didnt see any of that coming. This defines true love.

  29. Rosamaria Valdez-Lopez

    This love story is so touching to me. I love that through thick and thin she stuck it out with him and truly had feelings for him. I would imagine it must have been hard for her to endure this type of circumstance, and for him an even harder pain and understanding he might have gone through. I truly do admire both of them for being together. I admire them for their love and fight for each other.

  30. Wow, this story shows true love I didn’t know what I would expect scrolling down these pictures but each one of them was a story of obstacles they’ve encountered and overcame. He didn’t give up, and she was always was right by his side a true affection in love, a really incredible story.

  31. It brings tears to my eyes thinking that there is love out there in the world like this. I can only wish to have love like this in my life. It is very heart warming to see their journey and how their love developed and withstand horrible events. I give a lot of respect to this couple and this is a true testament to true love.

  32. This series of pictures has to be one of the most inspirational things I’ve ever seen. Its beautiful to see true love between two people yet devastating to see such tragic things happen to good people.

  33. This series of pictures has to be one of the most inspirational things I’ve ever seen. Its beautiful to see true love between two people yet devastating to see how many tragic things come from war.

  34. Love conquers all. The power of these pictures are immense and the open interpretation that they left by not adding captions was a great idea. The man is a hero.

  35. It’s amazing to me what true love can withstand, I hope one day to find someone to love me as much as they seem to love each other. These pictures tell such an amazing story, it’s literally yelling out loud “I will love you no matter what.” and not a lot of people are capable of going through and having their life be changed so drastically. This is really inspiring to me.

  36. This is so heartfelt to see. These two are a true inspiration to others. It shows that hardships can be overcome with dedication and true love for one another. Love goes deeper than what you see on the surface. These two over came a tragedy and still were able to make a very strong foundation in their relationship. What a blessing.

  37. Watching this video gave me the chills its crazy the obstacles life throws at us. This love story stands to prove we can take anything in life and hope to make the best of it. The soldiers who fight for are country are nothing less than heros and deserve a happy life.

  38. These few pictures tell a whole story of a sad but happy and very inspirational couple who, against the odds are still there for each other and will probably love each other until the ends of the earth. The message at the end was right in that the solder gave the american people there freedom and this is exactly how they should be re payed, with love and recognition.

  39. The fact that intensity of this couple’s love story can be felt through simply looking at these pictures just goes to prove that they have a strong well built relationship which has been made stronger after going through such events and remaining a strong couple

  40. Seeing this made me tear up. Now this is a love story that gives hope to others. Although they have faced many problems, they always stuck through it all, together. No words were needed to be read or said in order to understand that the love these two have for each other is inseparable. God bless this family.

  41. I was in tears by the end of this. This is so beautiful. It takes a really strong person to be in the military, but to be married to someone in the military takes so much strength too. Months of no communication when they are on their tours, and sometimes years of being apart. My brother is in the military, and I begin to miss him so much I am not sure how it would feel to be married or dating someone. She has a big heart to show him such unconditional love.

  42. This is honestly extremely sad but also extremely humbling at the same time. Its crazy how one person can effect your life in such a huge aspect. The pictures were enough to describe something so beautiful. The poem was not needed but it was good too. I personaly just loved the pictures because it shows how good hearted some people still can be even though we live in a world of corruption

  43. The pictures were a great illustration, to put the poem into perspective. We take our “simple liberties” for granted and forget who is responsible for making those possible. Unless you have served, you don’t know the sacrifices that are called upon you in that position. I thank all of those who have served for what they have gone through (and are still going through) to allow me to live in this great nation that is worth fighting for.

  44. This is very inspiring. I have seen this before on a different website, but each time I go through these pictures, I cannot help but tear up. My boyfriend is actually going into the military and to see the horrible things that come of war truly scare me. I worry for him everyday. On the other hand, that woman proves to all of us that true love does exist. She taught me to always be there for my significant other in his times of need. She inspires the hell out of me.

  45. Wow. This honeslty shows whats really important in life. That is exactally what true love should be like.

  46. Its sad how unfortunate things happen to so many people. This is such a heartwarming story its one of those stories that has a sad beginning and, then a perfect ending. I love this story it is so inspirational.

  47. I have never cried while reading a book, but this series of pictures says so much more than any words could say! Imagine the struggle he had to go through to even come somewhat close to his life before. God put this man and woman in each others lives for a reason, and the result is beautiful. Love this. Tears of joy.

  48. Who knew a series of pictures can make you so teary eyed?
    What an incredible soul she is to stand by the love of her life and what a phenomenal hero he is to go and fight for our country and sacrifice life as he knew it for the people who walk our streets in freedom everyday.
    This video really makes you realize how fortunate we are and it shows us how thankful we should be for those who serve this county. They should be most highly respected in my opinion. God bless this man and his beautiful, selfless wife.

  49. Looking at this really almost makes you wanna cry. It is such a beautiful thing to see that true love exists in a world where separating and getting a divorce are very prevelant. I hope to one day too find someone that will be there for me no matter what.

  50. I’ve seen this before and boy does it make me smile.

  51. this is what true love is truly about. Despite what he had went through she stood by is side no matter what the real thick though thin love.

  52. I saw this previously before and it seriously melted my heart. That is true love and companionship being with someone through thick and thin. So touching and beautiful. Amazing how these pictures can tell a story.

  53. The saying a picture is worth a thousands words is an understatement here. Just looking at the pictures you can see how in love they are. It is so sweet that she stood by him the whole time. Love can truly get through anything.

  54. I believe this is real love and that she is truly an angel to this brave soldier. we take for granted the people who fight for our country not taking into consideration that they go through these situations to save us.

  55. Glad to see that this couple is so happy with each other. Such an inspiration for anyone who has been disabled. Pretty tough chick, I mean she looks like she carries him upstairs? I dont know that many girls that can carry their husbands upstairs.

  56. This is beautiful. Ters were definitely trying to force their way to fall. Such true love, no matter what has happened. This give me so much hope. When two people try to stay with eachother and fight battles together anything is possible. Thank you for this.

  57. This video was incredible. This couple sure was a strong couple. I agree with what it says “if he is a hero…she is an angel”. In most of these cases the relationship falls apart. Many of our injured soldiers commit suicide or their partner leaves them because they can’t put up with too much. I enjoyed watching this love story.

  58. Wow these pictures were like a true love story. At first I was like oh your typical couple, but then when I saw how the girlfriend stayed with him through the ups and downs; it makes me feel happy and sad at the same time. I thought about all the young soldiers who go through this and it saddened me. On the positive the couple looks happy and strong together.

  59. Pictures are powerful. This couple truly loved each other. The young man will always have my respect because he was fighting for our country, and could have died behind it. Eventhough his limbs were amputated, his girlfriend stuck by his side and they lived “Happy ever after”.

  60. It makes me happy seeing that she stayed with her husband after everything he went through, and they look happy together. Very inspiring.

  61. Wow, this was such an amazing thing to see. These pictures were beautiful, and this couple is an inspiration of what love really is. Honestly that expression “through sickness and health” really does mean something to this couple. This wife is a hero to her husband. Truly a remarkable story.

  62. War affects everyone and for the individuals that place themselves in harms way it could mean life or death. War destroys land as well as lives and accomplishes little in return. This man was lucky to have survived his wounds and have the support he does now. There are a lot of war vets who do not get treated as kindly.

  63. These photos are incredible and should be shared all over the world. This man did not sign up to be a troop who would return home with four limbs missing, but he knew it could be a possibility. Him and his wife are the cutest couple and I can’t imagine how lucky they must feel to have each other while going through this. Their love is a true testament to their relationship and I am grateful for the men and women like this soldier that risk their lives everyday just to keep us all safe.

  64. This is amazing love story. The fact that he overcame such a tragic event and that she stuck by his side through thick and thin means that they will over come anything that comes their way no matter the obstacle. He is definitely a hero and she is definitely an angel.

  65. I thought that was amazing. To go through such a tragic experience and still have the person you care about standing by your side must feel unlike anything else. They show true love, something that is hard to find in the world we live in. They are a great example of what everyone wants in a relationship.

  66. This is a wonderful photoset. A lot of times, we forget about the husbands and wives of military that are left behind when the soldier is away. I couldn’t imagine how difficult it would be do have the man I loved over seas and in so much danger. It would drive me mad. This woman is incredibly strong and the husband is as well. This shows such a beautiful love and commitment between the couple in these photos.

  67. Wow. That was amazing how the story unfolded from picture to picture. It started out so good and then took a turn for the worst but he was never alone. His wife stuck it out with him the whole time and was there to see him through the whole recovery process. He was driven to continue on and get better and stronger because she was there to push him. I pray that I will have someone in my life supporting me like she supported him. This is an inspiring story and I feel more enlightened by seeing and reading it.

  68. This is truly amazing and inspiring. It would have been a lot easier for the girl to just walk away but she stayed and stood by him for better or for worse. With divorce rates so high it is truly warming to see this. Both the man and wife are heroes.

  69. This video is so amazing. This couple show us how strong love they have for each other and that they can overcome anything. It also makes be realized how thankful we should be for all of the soliders fighting for us. This also makes me realized that love can over come anything and everyone can also be a hero for someone.

  70. I really wasn’t expecting that to happen. I love how his girlfriend/wife stood around and never let his side through all his hard ships. This isn’t even the whole story to describe what they had to deal with but it was a blessing for him to still be alive and doing well. I’m glad to see he has a family and is living his life like a normal person.

  71. For this couple to have made it through this, shows how strong the love they had for eachother really was. The story gives me some hope that true love may just exist, somewhere. The woman is just as strong as her man to have stuck around to love and support him. She’s just as much a hero as her husband.

  72. This is amazing. i was not expecting any of that. Once i seen him in the uniform i was hoping that it would be a happy ending. When i seen the picture of him in the hospital i was so sad. Then when i seen her stay and work with him through all of it i was amazed. This was a beautiful story and it may not have been as amazing if it was just said in words, because no words can describe what kind of love they share. To think that she stayed through all of that and they werent even married! Just amazlingly beautiful.

  73. This story was too beautiful for words. Both this man and his wife are true heroes. I feel lucky to even live in the same country with the two of them. I didn’t really care for the poem afterward. The pictures are worth a thousand words each, right? I think that’s more than enough. 😉

  74. This picture love story was really sad but also beautiful at the same time. It is painful to watch someone leave to fight for their country and to come back with only half of their body. And for his wife to be there for him and support him is very touching.

  75. This story really makes me thankful for what I have and makes me realize that there is real love in the world. Going through the pictures of the couple from start to end and for both people to still have the same smiles on their faces as in the firt pictures is tear jerking. The bravery of our soldiers really shows in this picture and how true love can make the worst situations in life, a little bit more bearable.

  76. what an amazing story. that is what true love is all about. The strength that both have to continue to stand by each other through hard times is just great. To really say thoes vows and mean them is hard, and this couple has really lived up to thoes words.

  77. This is such a moving love story. Both of them are hero’s yet hero’sin a completely different way. She’s a hero by standing by his side and taking care of him hrough the hard times and he’s a hero because he gave it all for his country. Beautiful live story.

  78. What a beautiful love story. First, I would like to say thank you to this man for fighting for not only our freedom as a country, but for my freedom as an individual. I am a little pissed off about some of the responses to this post. Some men may have back ups but don’t you dare put all men in this category. Way to ruin a perfectly good post about a wounded hero with such negative response. Thank you for your service sir.

    • Nick..I agree that this man is a hero and so is his wife. When they married, it was for better or for worse. They are both carrying out their promises to each other and it is truly a model for contemporary people to emulate. I applaud both of them for sticking with each other, no matter what ever is the situation.

  79. This really made me smile! It is so great that she stuck with him throught out everything! She was there for everything!

  80. This is beautiful, but I am a bit cold. I believe a woman,ofcourse a woman can stay with the man she loves no matter what he looks like, but men are shallow! If it was her who had lost the limbs, he would have another woman right away. Men always have back up. I have been in a similar situation, yet when I suffered a tradgedy my fiance became verbally, emotionally and physically abusive, and I was compelled, by his choices, to remove him from my life. I later found out that he had another woman all along. Women were built strong! This man may have been in the service and therefore he is deemed a hero, but the true hero is the woman who saw no impairments in her love. This is a testament of the true strength women hold.

  81. This isn’t sad to me this is incredible! Love isn’t measure on how a person looks, it’s who you are on the inside. The fact that the lady was there supporting her man through all the trouble he had gone through war is amazing! Love like this is what lasts, this is like their own fairy tale ending because in the end they have each other and that’s all that matters.

  82. This is an amazing story! I love the love she has for her husband. She stayed strong and was with him through everything. It is also a story of bravery for the man. He was fighting for his country and made sacrifices doing it. It makes you thankful for the little things going on in your life because, well, it could be worse.

  83. The pictures tell a moving love story all by themselves. It shows the wife as every bit the hero as her veteran. He lost four limbs. That is tragic. She lost much too. her whole future as she imagined it, and her husband as she knew him are gone. Their lives are changed forever, and they are already using this change to bless others. Three cheers to both of them!

    If it were up to me, I would lose the sappy poetry that adds nothing to the story. Although it is a favorite among military poems, the poetry’s pop theology has more holes in it than Swiss cheese. This, I believe, is a distraction from rather than an enhancement to the real story that is told in the pictures.

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