Larissa Murphy has shared a wedding video documenting her love story with a man she got engaged to, only to watch him suffer a traumatic brain injury.
The couple's touching love story from 2010 has gone viral and is inspiring in the story it tells of love, commitment and compassion triumphing over all.
Larissa and Ian met in college, dated for 10 months and were planning to get married when their lives were changed forever by a tragic 2006 car crash.
"We watched our future crash with him in that white station wagon," she writes on desiringgod.org of the brain injury that left him unable to talk or eat.
"I still don't think Ian would have ever left me if the role had been reversed," she writes. "And walking away from my best friend was never truly an option."
As Ian's condition slowly improved, and he regained some speech, and the wedding plans that had been put aside for years became feasible again.
They had to go before a judge in order to get the marriage approved because Ian is unable to legally make decisions on his own, but that was no issue.
Larissa says the judge told her, "You exemplify what love is all about."
When it came time to exchange vows, she put her arms around the man she loved and helped him to stand up. They've now been married for three years.
The duo chronicles their life together on a blog called Pray For Ian. In July, Larissa chronicled a huge moment in Ian's recovery: he's now walking.
"The decision to get married was one of the hardest but simplest decisions we'll face," Larissa writes, along with the above video that has gone viral.
"Marrying Ian meant signing on to things that I don’t think I ever would've chosen ... but in the light of all the practicals, and emotionals, it was so very simple."
"We love each other."