This weekend, while my husband was scanning the pages of reddit, we ran across a link called "A Love Story in 22 Pictures." Upon clicking the link to the buzzfeed article, the picture below appeared with the accompanying caption, "A picture is worth 1,000 words. Keep tissues handy." For those of you who frequent reddit, you'll know that this isn't necessarily a typical post. What followed was beyond moving.
The photographs, from Tim Dodd Photography, captured the story of a young couple's bittersweet and inspiring love story. While the images depicted a story that was filled with loss and at times suffering, the couple's resilience and devotion to each other stood out. Really, the pictures showed what words can't.
|Tim Dodd Photography. Photo found online.|
Sadly, they are not the only ones who have experienced such tragedy. Thousands of military families face difficult struggles and long roads to recovery. This couple's journey was a reminder of all the other military families whose sacrifices keep us safe and how important it is to show them how much we appreciate their service.
|The stunning couple. Tim Dodd Photography. Photo found online.|
|A couple that benefitted from Brides Across America. Photo found online.|
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It might be just a small step in a much bigger "battle," but Brides Across America is making great strides to bring a little bit of joy into the one day when these couples should be able to leave all their worries behind.