On occasion, we are now spotlighting the wonderful members of our family-centered facebook community: “Your Way Home by Coriaria,LLC” Join the group to get great family strengthening and bonding inspiration! Our first #SaturdaySpotlight couple’s story reminds us what love and loyalty are truly about.
Audrey & Jared
How long have you been married?:
What is your “Story:”
We met 8 years ago through a mutual friend during our time at BYU. We quickly became close friends and loved spending time together. We finally started dating and ended up dating off and on before I decided to serve a mission 3 years later. He proposed before I left and I said yes but asked that he wait. He wrote me every week of my mission and we were officially engaged the week I got home.
Just 6 days before our wedding, he was in a horse-riding accident that changed our lives forever. He was unconscious for 2 and a half months and subsequently went through intensive rehab. After that, he lived in a nursing home and I helped him through rehab there until we were married. In our first 4 months of marriage, all my efforts were directed at getting him out of the nursing home. We lived with my parents for a year after that before finally moving off on our own. Now we are trying to live as normal graduate students do, away from our family but continuing his rehab.
What is one thing that has helped you strengthen your marriage?
Our faith has kept us grounded through everything. If not for that, the challenges we’ve faced would have felt insurmountable.
Thank you Audrey & Jared for allowing us to share your story!