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A friend found my LDS Living Article online here:
http://ldsliving.com/story/74951-sticking-together-one-couples-amazing-love-story

It has a few differences: different title, & less pictures, but has the video I have on YouTube. However, both say the stroke occurred in Texas, but I want everyone to know it occurred in Indianapolis, Indiana. I lived my 1st, & hardest, post-stroke year there, & had so much love & support from my friends there! In fact, the video at the end of the article was made by my wonderful husband, for these friends, & some of them are seen in it!

Another friend posted this on Facebook, & said to listen to it, not to read it:

http://www.npr.org/2014/02/07/273046318/henry-and-jane

It is about another couple like us, only just in reverse (the husband had the stroke) , so it was like déjà vu in some things-like the way he talks & laughs & says how his wife is the true hero -yet it was also interesting to be the outsider looking in, & to hear what others hear when I talk!

An update on my speech:

I’m not sure why it affects me, but if I’m tired/feeling lazy or feeling bad, mad, or sad, I don’t feel like I can talk around the person that is affecting me (maybe I don’t want to put forth the effort to talk, & just want to be done with it, versus repeating again & again, until I’m understood), so I sign! I have friends who want to learn ASL, but i won’t let them, & I enjoy visits where I try to just talk for 30 min.-1 hr. My goal is to only talk, but if I’m home, though I’m too chicken 2 actually do it all the time, cuz i get tired! it’s also hard to start, after i’ve been quiet (I often need 2 clear my throat, but I can’t), but once i get going, i’m good!

2 comments

  1. JENNY, I JUST READ UR ARTICLE IN LDS LIVING MAG – THANK U 4 SHARING IT; I COULD NOT FIND IT ONLINE B4 & HAD REALLY WANTED 2 READ IT. IT IS BEAUTIFUL! WHAT A TRIBUTE 2 U & UR AWESOME FAMILY – I MISS Y’ALL!! AM COMING DOWN IN EARLY MARCH – WILL CALL! LUV U, CARA

  2. “I have found that I can do things differently and still feel joy,” she adds. “I just seemed to know I’d get better, and it was as though God told me to say, ‘Yes, I’ll live.’”

    That is one of the most inspiring things I have ever read! In today’s society marriages are struggling yet your faith keeps yours strong no matter the circumstance! Your faith is enviable, and I admire you for it.

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