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Turia Pitt Suffered 65% Burns But Loved Conquered All...




Amazing Story Shared by Dr. Ben Carson on Facebook, i thought it is inspiring and i decided to share;

The Australian ex-model Turia Pitt suffered burns to 65 per cent of her body, lost her fingers and thumb on her right hand and spent five months in hospital after she was trapped by a grassfire in a 100 kilometre ultra-marathon in the Kimberley. Her boyfriend decided to quit his job to care for her recovery. 

Days ago, in an interview for CNN they asked him:

"Did you at any moment think about leaving her and hiring someone to take care of her and moving on with your life?"

His reply touched the world:

"I married her soul, her character, and she's the only woman that will continue to fulfill my dreams."

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This made me very reflective. I just wonder; if the person you love today encounters an incident or accident that transforms who they are physically, it could be amputation, it could be paralysis, it could be severe burns that scald their flesh beyond recognition, would you stay? 

If the person you love lost all their money, their beauty, their limbs, would your love stay unchanged? If that woman you're so crazy about faced burns like these, would you still love her? If he lost all his money, his cars, his house, would you still love him? And this also leads me to the importance of great character. What lies beneath your surface? Do you have a soul worth falling in love with?

Love is the most misused and abused word of all time. How many of us who claim to love actually love?

Just last night I was out with someone when realization dawned. My ears were filled with I Love You's but it occured to me that if I as much as had a brief illness this person would vanish like a puff of smoke. So what exactly is this love we talk about?

I'm certain some of us have experienced real love, and are still experiencing it. Has someone ever shown you love in the face of dire challenges and difficulties, far beyond your expectations of them... Please share. 

Comments

  1. Wow what a loving husband, God bless their union.
    Real love for this naija as the story above go hard small ooo, no one has ever had d cause to show me real love in the face of dire challenges and I fervently pray never to be in such situations sef cos I don't trust these guys.
    As for me, am strong at heart, and hardly love but when I do, dude can take it to the bank!

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  2. This is tough. Very tough. Because a man can claim he loves the womans soul, but the truth is that you love the whole package which includes the face, the skin, the appearance etc. If there is a material change to your partners outlook I think you wont be able to decide how your feelings would react until you are in that situation.

    But a stand up man would continue to stay by his wife irrespective of what happens to her. Would be difficult. But thats what a stand up man would do. Because he gave his word - committed to love.

    Peace.

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  3. Hmmm..love sure conquers all.... If something lik this happens to my hubby(which I reject in Jesus name).... I would stick by him till the end cos he got my love any day.....But if na boyfriend/girlfriend things.....marathon lo sure ju...TNHW

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  4. It amazes me how someone would claim 2 love another and bail out on them due 2 changes or circumstances beyond thier control like involving in an accident that disfigures them. Not like they even stopped caring or loving u fa.

    How do looks say anything about who s/he is as a person?  5h!t happens in life.  Sometimes really bad, serious 5h!t. The way I see it ehn, it isn't love if you can't stick by ur boo esp in marriage no matter what 5hit happens in life.

    Honestly anyone that bails out on you coz of wht I'm seeing in the pic up there donsnt know what love is or commitment. 

    Thing is, most pple love these days becoz of wht they can get, what's convinient, with conditions et al which isn't wht love is.

    One question, Is real love dependent solely on looks and attraction?

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  5. Oyibo sabi love no be small. Its only a confirmed Oyibo that can show this kind of love to a woman. Niga man will relocate to another state/city because he does not want to be seen with you. Thumps up to Bros Jonathan for loving Sister Patience the way you did while in office despite her constant grammatical blonder and rumored barrenness. I love your kind of sincere love. God bless all men that love their wives unconditionally.

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    1. Lol. You sure say na love hold Jona and Patience?

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    2. Lmao, that's a thought provoking question but let me keep sipping my tea.

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    3. Lmaooooo @ memphis and Steele. Pls is there more tea, let me join you abeg.

      Kabuoy

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  6. [Chorus:]
    Love
    So many people use your name in vain
    Love
    Those who faith in you sometimes go astray
    Love
    Through all the ups and downs the joy and hurt
    Love
    For better or worse I still will choose you first


    When you find that special one who's worth it, you'll do same. As much as I love love, I'll want to hear about them ten years from now...

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  7. A naija man will not run but he won't be there, that's when he will take a side chick that's for a married man but a bf will definitely run, even if he doesn't his family will make u leave the relationship. My mum had stroke dad didn't run but we started having some siblings after then. Thank God she's fine today and when u see her u won't know she had stroke. I don't think my hubby will run sha as for me. Hehhehehe

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  8. Nigeria is so poverty stricken that when one thinks of marriages or love - many people think of it as a way to step up the socio economic ladder. Our society also isnt one that advocates for loyalty, so its hard to see many people staying under such circumstances. Where they have to be the sole giver under such circumstances.

    I personally know that my husband would stay with me as he married me despite full disclosure of several odds and I did the same with him. With God and simple human love we have overcome many things in the two years we have been together - and I always say my life is a testimony- because it truly is.

    www.pynk360.com

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  9. Omo e go hard o.... I looked at this picture long and hard and I had to ask myself some straight questions. Eg what has attracted me to all the girls I've ever dated? I realized they all have one thing in common, they are overly pretty and extraordinarily smart. As one of my closest female friends said "you sha like bad bitches but where has it gotten you?" The truth is that has gotten me nowhere because after a while the looks start to fade from my eyes and I realize that I wasn't really attracted to their personality but to their shells and the attention I get from other guys and girls when we go out. I'm always left with this hollow feeling.

    Honestly I don't know if I'm going to ever achieve love like the one up there but I've promised myself that I have to start seeing way below the shell because that will crack someday and then you'll see who you're really stuck with.

    All we keep hearing these days is "he has to be a boss", "he has to be over 6ft", "he has to be rich" or like one of my friends said "life is too short to date a woman who doesn't have nyash" etc. These days of instagram relationships, twitter breakups and all that, mehn this kind of love is almost extinct. You and your partner have to exist in a parallel universe but live in this reality to achieve that.

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  10. Mehn!that is love right there....

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  11. Oya, go and check his name for this thing, the Ashley Madison users list. He'll be there, I'm sure.

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  12. i'd take care of her, but eventually i'd leave her.

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  13. Truthfully I can't answer this question. Even I am not certain how I would handle the situation.

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