A Love Story In 22 Pictures


Watch as this couple’s life together unfolds…through thick and thin, in sickness and health, and from a war zone to home again.

This story originally appeared at BuzzFeed

All photos copyright Tim Dodd photography. Used with permission.


Read more about Taylor and Danielle at TaylorMorris.org

Special thinks to BuzzFeed for sharing this awesome love story with us.


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  1. Shame it was all for oil…

  2. This story really moved me more than you can realize. Since the advent of feminism I haven’t been able to trust women totally. This story has led me to possibly revaluate this.

    • Would you have stay with your Wife/Girlfriend if she had a tragic accident like this? I lot of people won’t men or women. This has nothing to do with being less feminist or more. This is LOVE. Maybe start believing in real LOVE and acceptance and stop blaming feminism for your own bad choices?

      That is the problem with relationships now days… We go into it expecting what others would be doing/ sacrificing for us, but we do not want to put the effort and sacrifice to make it work. It is all about what we can get and not bout what we can give…

      This story show us that some people are capable of real Love and acceptance…

      • Let’s get one thing straight right off the bat. I would give my life in a heartbeat for my wife, children and grand children AND be thankful for the opportunity to do so! This has NOTHING to do with Feminism, MRA’s or any of those twinks. This is ME and the way I feel down to my basic core!

      • An also shows the consequences of nonsense wars, it’s pretty emotionally but I think that this situations in USA are unfair. I hate it. He didn’t deserve that.

    • Federica says:

      “Since the advent of black pride movements, I haven’t been able to trust black people totally.”
      “Since the advent of gay right activism, I haven’t been able to trust gay people totally.”


      • Tom Brechlin says:

        @Frederica, Did I miss something somewhere? Why did you bring up “gay rights activism?”

        On another note, one of the respondents stated that she was a “special” women and I agree but would like to add that in many marriages, wives and husbands would do and have done the same. It’s called a commitment for better or for worse. God bless this couple, they are an inspiration.

        • Maybe because they are the representatives of the other social groups (or at least the movements that helped/help these social groups get more rights, agency, etc.)? Saying you find it hard to trust women because of feminism is as ridiculous to say you find it hard to trust gay people since the advent of gay right activism.

    • You are in the best position, man. Men are a lot more likely to leave a seriously ill spouse than the other way around. Some women still leave, but not the majority… I can understand your fear, but be happy that is unlikely it would happen. 🙂

      • Tom Brechlin says:

        “Men are a lot more likely to leave a seriously ill spouse than the other way around. And you base this on what?

      • Messages (based on heresay and no zero proof) like the one you are saying Julie are really quite harmful to any sort of progression. You should think twice before saying such things.

    • Well, I don’t know your story but certainly trust is the key of ANY relationship (imagine what it would be like to live in your parents house and not to trust them at least a bit?). I experienced something similar, couldn’t trust men because I had made very poor choices myself, but after started dating a friend’s cousin, my friend told me to “give myself entirely if I wanted a different outcome”, and I did. Did I get hurt? Yes, did I stop trusting? Yes. BUT, perseverance and our decision to stay together made us get it back. The outcome is that I discovered a best friend I want to spend my life with and he wants to spend his only with me.
      Trusting doesn’t mean your partner won’t fail or won’t hurt you, trusting means you understand sometimes people f*cks things up without intending to hurt. Yeah there’s a huge ammount of feminists and feminazis out there that are quite mean to men, but there are also chauvinist women who hurt men (imagine all those woman who think it’s the man’s job to pay for everything and are completely spoiled!)

  3. Cheryl Tremblay says:

    God Bless our precious soldiers and their families. This is a story of true and total, and unconditional Love. I salute this soldier and his amazing family, and thank you from the bottom of my heart for the sacrifices you all make for the Freedom of this country every day of your lives. Because our wounded soldiers, never cease the sacrifice, they and their family live the sacrifice everyday for the rest of their lives. Nothing could ever be said in a thank you, that could ever cover the sacrifice that has been given. Please know we love you and appreciate you from the bottom of our hearts. God Bless You All. <3

  4. that’s what i call love

  5. Natalie Vartanian says:

    So beautiful and touching and inspiring. Thank you for sharing. XO

  6. Perfect. Inspiring. A complete arc without limits. Boundless love triumphs.

  7. Erica Christina says:

    Awesome. True love.

  8. NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE LOVE OF A WOMAN. I know the title of article is a love story in 22 pictures but I know very few and I mean very few men who would have stayed with a woman with these injuries. As a nurse and social worker in hospitals, I have witnessed too many times to count. It is so depressing. As a society, as parents, we need to address this.
    The young lady in this article is one amazing woman and the soldier one extraordinary human being. Together they are a POWER COUPLE. I admire them both greatly. Couples when faced with adversity —if they stick together, as they had vowed to do…become greater not less as witnessed in just 22 pictures.
    Women diagnosed with a serious disease are six times more likely to be divorced or separated than a man with a similar diagnosis. The divorce rate was 21% for women with a seriously illness + 3% for men with a seriously illness. If disease makes husbands more likely to split, it makes wives more likely to stay according to the 2009 study published in the journal “Cancer”.
    site for article on Partner Abandonment.

    • UH, as the male in the realationship, I’m more likely to have life insurance, a pension, possibly an in innunanity account for you (the spouse) to inherent. Just saying.

  9. Wow! What a beautiful story about love and commitment!
    Thanks so much for posting

  10. God bless this couple. I specially bless the girl that she loves the boy do much
    And boy is very lucky to have her in his life

  11. I wish them a life time of happiness. Their story is amazing. <3

  12. Love it.

  13. James Walls says:

    Marriage and Love is made in Heaven through our Savior Jesus Christ.—-Now we know what true love looks like and how it should be.
    I believe I have that type of wife that would stick with me for richer or poorer in sicken and health, until death do us part and than I will be reunited with her in GODS Kingdom.
    It is very hard to find these type of men and women in our society but I know quite a few of them in my church.

  14. second time tonight I’ve “leaked awesome”.

    That is a beautiful story from an amazing couple.

  15. David May says:

    I think I heard my heart break — and then miraculously heal itself… Words are useless.

  16. Atta boy.

    Ps. The only thing I saw “missing” was your beard. Would you please grow it back? Some of us dudes don’t have the privelage of being able to grow one of such stature.

  17. Tammy Compton says:

    This love story is told over and over as our men come home… it encompasses unconditional love… which is something we just don’t have a lot of here in the US any more.

  18. Julie Dole (@JewelDole) says:

    I hope they have kids <3

    They'd clearly be awesome parents !

  19. This made me tear up. I believe that that is true love. The girl could have left him but no she went through it with him. She never left his side. True love <3

    • Allison Adams says:

      i agree so much I cried the first time I just showed this to my BFF and she started crying as well 🙂

  20. Terry Kinakin says:

    A Good Man and a Good woman. The world has more Hope because of their great love.

  21. the value of life shall be like that..the dignity of human being.

  22. John Anderson says:

    In case you didn’t know. That is the definition of love. It’s a very touching story.

  23. Many people with a disability, myself included, would consider this photo essay inspiration porn. HAte to through a damper on the inspiration but I wonder exactly why this man’s wife has to carry him up a flight of stairs. There was a law passed 22 years ago called the ADA. It was the last of great civil rights legislation passed..

  24. The ChromeHammer says:

    So they are no longer two but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate.”

  25. Becky Stermer says:

    God bless you both. This is hard work for both of you and you are inspiring as patriots and partners. I sincerely wish you well.

    Becky Stermer
    Trauma Coordinator
    PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center
    Bellingham Washington

  26. Poignant testimony to the power of love, the dedication to country and faith in God.

    This story should remind us of the hundreds of thousands of military families who, over the years, experienced similar fates. This one has the benefit of photos to touch deep within all who see them Most, however, are stored only in the hearts and minds of the fallen heroes and their families. .

  27. Great story, very special woman that stands by her man through good and bad….Good man that doesn’t let the horrors or war ravage his soul as well as his body

  28. Loma Alford says:

    Thank you for our freedom! May God bless you BOTH! You are angels on earth!

  29. Bonnie Manning says:

    Can hardly type through my tears. Tears of pure joy to see two beautiful people defeat all odds. What inspiration to the rest of us poor slobs who want to give up too easily when life throws us a curve. Their story is testimony of love and faith, no matter what. In God we are all his soldiers, whether we wear a uniform or not; and in these two people we see two heroes that will never be forgotten.

  30. Wow, tears running down my face. It’s wonderful to see love that powerful. Two strong people together forever.

  31. Perseverance, pass it on. Keep on,keeping on Brother.

  32. Amazing.

  33. I’m a battle hardened soldier and I actually have tears on my cheeks. How absolutely beautiful and that just shows that it’s not just the troops that sacrifice. Thank a miltary spouse or child for their service as well. im so fortunate to have a bride like that! (Not tooting any horns or looking for compliments, just offering perspective)

  34. Christa Hawkins says:

    That is without question one of the most beautiful love stories on display that I have ever witnessed. Wow, I am sitting here with tears streaming. Love is such an amazing, powerful emotion that so many of us just don’t seem to have a handle on expressing. We might ‘feel’ it, but ‘showing’ it is often so much more difficult. This is what true love is all about. This is a real life fairy tale. And these are two freaking amazing people who inspire me to be a better person.

  35. Common Sense says:

    If this doesn’t touch your heart, you are not alive…

    That is what love, devotion, and everlasting commitment looks like. Blessed are the pure of heart…

    Semper Fi

  36. What a lucky couple , two heroes together

  37. Dottie Billman says:

    What a beautiful story of love and devotion! What a beautiful couple. Thank you for your incredible service to this country! May God richly bless you!

  38. Bette Brown says:

    I love you two together! True love can conquer all! Looks like you have made it! Love and luck to you!

  39. Alan R Postema USN 82-86 says:

    These pics moved me wow it takes one hellava woman and a special kinda love you just don’t see anymore to do all of what they are doing and some good ole fashion determination from him to make it all work so the saying “behind every good man is a good woman” is still valid and true today God bless you both your both hero’s

  40. Ecclesiastes 4:12
    New Living Translation (NLT)
    12 A person standing alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand back-to-back and conquer. Three are even better, for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken.

    New Living Translation (NLT)
    If the third person is Jesus ? Blessings !

  41. Lewis Martin says:

    With a woman like her by his side… I doubt they’ll be stuck in the 47%!!

  42. justin ahlquist says:

    Semper Fi brother

  43. God Bless them. They are both amazing. Beautiful love story.

  44. Words escape me. God has got my tongue.

  45. That was beautiful. 🙂 Thank you for sharing.

  46. There are no words other than THANK YOU!

  47. Thanks for walking the talk! You guys are amazing! I hope you have many many years of joy together.

  48. Dude looks like Jaime Lannister. But this is a great story.

  49. So that’s what a real man and a real woman look like….

  50. Jesus Weeps, jealousy & envy.
    I am a wimp- this woman is ferocious.
    And I felt sorry for myself faced with shoulder surgery, when herself wanted to know who was going to paint the kitchen if I was down for 6 wks…

  51. That is truly Amazing

  52. That’s incredible.

  53. tears… where there is love there is hope and joy

  54. Jaime Tomé says:

    Goosebumps. Eyes well up

  55. Unconditional love in full expression. Warmed my heart deeply!

  56. Never forget the 47%…

  57. Her hauling him up the stairs on her back, holy cripes.

  58. Tom Matlack says:


  59. Joanna Schroeder says:

    The beginning of a beautiful life…

  60. Beautiful…One of the most profound things Ive seen in a long time.

  61. :’-)

  62. Amazing.


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