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Jon's Love Story

Jon's Love Story

    It was a quiet Sunday morning on December 7, 1941.  Young Army Lt. Robert Bradford Shapland (my wife’s uncle) was taking a leisurely stroll on the beach, taking in the bright sunshine shining down from a bright blue Honolulu sky.  He was smiling.  He knew he would be seeing the of his life, Jeannie, in just a few hours.  Bob and Jean has been united in marriage at Ft. Lewis, Washington, less than a year earlier.  Present at his wedding was his commander, a man by the name of General Dwight D. Eisenhower. Bob was stationed very near the American naval base at Pearl Harbor....

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Jena's Love Story

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Jena's Love Story

My grandparents, like most, were amazing, loving, caring, thoughtful and always welcomed us with open arms.  About 10 years ago my grandma developed dementia, she knew it and would write notes on all sorts of things, where something came from, who she received it from, who she wanted to have it, those type of notes.  My grandpa cared for her in home for as long as he could until it got too hard.  Her dementia grew into full Alzheimer's and her quality of life deteriorated.  My grandpa put her in a nursing home less than a mile from their house....

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Jaci's Love Story

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Jaci's Love Story

I'm a speech pathologist, and I work with adults who have communication disorders. One thing I love to work on in therapy with my patients is their ability to say "I love you!" to their spouse/kids/grandkids/etc. I believe that expression of emotion provides so much healing to the situation for both parties. My son, Jack, has autism. He was diagnosed at 2, but I knew in my heart before that. Around 3 years of age we raised money to purchase an iPad and communication app that I could program to fit his needs. Our hopes were to replace some of his...

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Cheryl's Love Story

Cheryl's Love Story

My husband and I met through mutual friends in high school and again in college when we started dating but that's not where our love story started. The year before we got married, after dating for 4 years in and after college, my soon-to-be husband and I were at my mom's house going through boxes of my things that my mom told us she was passing onto us now that we had our own house. It was boxes and boxes of pictures, notebooks, books, yearbooks from my childhood. We sat in her basement for hours going through boxes. At one...

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