Larissa and Ian Murphy represent to me a true tale of love and perseverance. I watched the following video yesterday, and their story was truly beautiful. The couple had been dating ten months and planned on getting married, when Ian got into a car crash. He suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury. Instead of giving up on the relationship, the couple got married and are going strong! The video literally made me cry. Watch it for yourself!
You can read the full story of why Ian and Larissa got married here , or read a quote from the video below:
"The decision to get married was one of the hardest but simplest decisions weʼll face. Iʼve heard that choosing marriage for anyone can raise doubts and fears. I think a disability takes those normal fears, and multiplies them.
Marrying Ian meant that I was signing on to things that I donʼt think I ever wouldʼve chosen for myself — working my whole life, having a husband who canʼt be left alone, managing his caregivers, remembering to get the oil changed, advocating for medical care, balancing checkbooks, and on. The practical costs felt huge, and those didnʼt even touch on the emotional and spiritual battles that I would face.
But in light of all the practicals, and emotionals, it was so very simple: we love each other." (Larissa Murphy)
Ian and Larissa's love for each other is very apparent in the video and through their blog posts. You can read more about their lives over the past five years on their blog, Pray For Ian . I recommend you check it out and show your support for the couple.
Larissa and Ian, thank you for inspiring many of us and showing us what's important in life :) You are both in my prayers.
Thank you for reading and your presence at this beach retreat. You Rock! I'm looking forward to hearing your thoughts in the comment section below.
See you at the beach!