Each year, on the last Monday of May, American’s pause to remember those who died protecting our country. Memorial Day is a time to reflect on the sacrifices these men and women made in order to keep us safe.
While Americans typically remember those who gave their lives on Memorial Day, for every military death, countless soldiers are severely injured — And their lives are forever changed.
Eli Young Band released a special video for “Love Ain’t” in 2018 that tells the true story of an American soldier who became a quadruple amputee after an explosion in Afghanistan.
In 2012, Taylor Morris lost portions of his legs, arm, and hand during the ordeal. At the time of the explosion, Taylor Morris’ then-girlfriend rushed to his bedside and stayed with him and motivated him throughout his recovery.
It wasn’t easy, but it was worth it. Despite their world being turned upside down, their love survived. That same year, both Taylor and Danielle returned to their hometown of Iowa and were welcomed home by thousands of people.
A few years later, the couple tied the knot and vowed to spend the rest of their lives together. Taylor and Danielle’s story is a great reminder that “Love Ain’t” always easy, but that’s when it matters the most.”
You can watch their emotional story play out in the “Love Ain’t” video below:
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