Love KNOWS no bounds. I’ll repeat that: LOVE knows NO bounds! By that I mean, all of us can experience it. Young or old, strong or weak, men or women, sick or well, feeling high or at our lowest, it doesn’t matter, ‘cuz love knows no BOUNDS. If you watch commercials around Valentine’s Day they always show this perfectly curated sort of love. Everyone looks pristine and happy, financially secure (of course, so you can buy those diamonds), and healthy. However, often it is when we are none of those “Madison Avenue” creations that we need love the most. Today I am sharing with you two amazing people who have been brave enough to come forward for the Guest Blogger Month of LOVE. For Post #26 I am sharing the love stories of the beautiful Kerry and the lovely Paul. They have both had a rough go in life. They deal with health issues and yet still continue to love. Part of that is because they have been shown love to them. When many in society run to the hills when someone suffers with mental illness or a physical disability, Kerry and Paul have angels in their lives to prove, yes LOVE exists! I will share Kerry’s powerful love story first and let Paul reveal his after. And please, please, read these with a tender heart. Because one day surely we too will need one!
My Miracle Husband by Kerry
I met my husband 4 months after a very, very damaging relationship which almost killed me. I gave up on men as I had lost so much! My hubby just turned 20 and I was turning 25. He was so different. I had never felt this feeling ever. The only time I felt something similar was when I had my kids. So I said to my mum “what does real love feel like?”. She couldn’t answer so she just said it will probably feel like something you’ve never felt before.
David and I got together March 17th, got engaged 14th July and married 13th November 2010. Yeah, all in the same year! People said it won’t last… give them 3 to 6 months. His family hated me because I had children and had a past where I was at court for what my ex had done. But through everything David was there!
I lost a son at 21 weeks pregnant. He was named Charlie and my hubby helps me celebrate his birthday every year. We lost 2 babies of our own, one at 7 weeks and then another at 6 weeks. I was so scared, but we got pregnant again and had our son Jayden April 2012. I went into depression and yet he was still there by my side fighting for me and with me.
He is now 28 and I’m almost 33. He is my very best friend, my soul mate, my true love! I found out what love felt like, what being loved back is like. We have our debates and arguments, strops, etc. but if we didn’t have them we wouldn’t be so strong. It’s these things that test you.
We have been through so much as social services took our son due to my mental health. They told my husband to leave me and take our son. He said in reply “NO and we will fight you’s together!”. After almost 2 years of fighting and me with no confidence we had a children’s panel. That was where we were told he should never have been taken away. Now to hear that, well, it broke me in two.
I blamed myself as it was my illness that they used. But not once did we give up and every time they brought me further down my husband picked me back up . I still suffer to this day as I’ve no confidence. I still suffer anxiety and depression and agoraphobia. But it was proven it doesn’t stop me from being a mum. Yeah I’m different as I can’t have days out etc. but I feed my child, I teach my child, I love my child! He gets everything he needs from me and hubby. I think I’m very lucky and blessed to have such a supportive husband. He helps me to never give up. I can’t ever imagine life without him and yet he tells me that HE is lucky!
A Different LOVE by Paul
Not everyone accepts me. I have one sister, unfortunately due to my cosplay, she has blocked me on social media. I don’t see her even though we live in the same town. For me, love is forgiveness & letting her go. It is hard.
Thank you Kerry and Paul for sharing your LOVE stories. They are so different yet share a common theme of love. I’ve always believed that even if we receive love from only one source it can be just enough to get us to that place of joy. I am praying for both of you for improved health. And I send you lots of LOVE! Thank you for trusting me with your heart. I honor you and admire you for your strength. You’re inspirations and show the world that LOVE knows no bounds!