Last week a friend lent me a book named The Vow, by Kim and Krickett Carpenter. I had heard of it before, but hadn’t read it.
Kim and Krickett got to know each other when Kim placed an order for athletic jackets with the company Krickett was working for. They spent many hours talking to each other on the phone, and then in person. Just over a year later they married, and started living happily ever after.
But, two months after the wedding, as they were travelling to have Thanksgiving with Krickett’s parents, they had a car accident. Kim soon recovered from his minor injuries, but Krickett had a major head injury, and lay in a coma for weeks. She had suffered some brain damage, and lost part of her memory. Among the memories she lost, was her meeting of Kim, their wedding, and their honeymoon. She didn’t even know who Kim was.
Kim tried his very best to help Krickett out in her rehabilitation, and try somehow to jog Krickett’s memory of him. She didn’t appreciate his input, and they often got into arguments.
But through everything, Krickett didn’t lose her faith in God. People had told her that Kim was her husband, and she truly wanted to keep the vow she made to Kim, I promise to be faithful to you, to love you in good times and bad…
Kim still loved Krickett as well, and couldn't imagine leaving her, as some of his friends had suggested. Through a process of time, and some counselling, Kim and Krickett Carpenter fell in love once more, and had another wedding ceremony. They went on to have two children, and share their story with people all over the world.
This book is a true story, and worth reading. :)
Let every thing that hath breath praise the LORD. Praise ye the LORD.