Love Conquers All. {Video}

Via on Jan 23, 2013

Love

Even after she suffered memory loss and brain damage from a devastating stroke, these two people stay committed to one another.

Love is all that matters.

John Allen, 82-years-old, takes his longtime girlfriend, Linda Alexander, 70, to the coffee shop several times a week to help her relearn how to read.  Five years ago, she suffered a stroke that left her unable to speak and partially paralyzed on the right side of her body.

Yet, she could speak the words, “I love you.”

And, yet, her partner stayed by her side, helping her every step of the way.

These are two people who are wholly present in their love for one another.

Love is about being there, showing up and committing to another person.

It’s a courageous and selfless act.

And it is worth its weight in gold.

 

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Amy Cushing is a stay-at-home mom and E-RYT® 200 certified yoga teacher pursuing her passion for writing. When she’s not chasing around two small tots, she can be found lost in a good book, cherishing quality time with her husband or having a much-needed laugh with her girlfriends. She’s on a mission to find simplicity in life so she can spend less time pulling out her hair and more time appreciating those who matter most. She loves yoga and music and has been known to bust out a mean rendition of Itsy Bitsy Spider in times of chaos. She holds a B.S. in Political Science and an M.A. in English from Northern Arizona University. Connect with Amy on Facebook or Twitter.

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