The walk down the aisle yesterday was only a matter of yards. Yet for Martyn Compton it meant everything. Indeed, his determination to make the distance was matched only by that of the beautiful young woman he was about to marry.
And when he falteringly held out his hand for her to slip the gold ring on his finger, they both finally fulfilled the dream they had fought desperately against all the odds to make a reality.
It was so nearly destroyed when, two years ago, Martyn, a Lance-Corporal in the Household Cavalry, was badly burned in an ambush in Afghanistan. Suffering from 70 per cent burns, he was in a coma for three months."
I was close to bawling my eyes out while reading this article... It's such a tragedy, but its so heartwarming to see that love really can overcome some of the most horrendous things in the world. It reminded me so much of the love that my grandparents shared- they never married but she took care of him right up until the last day. The only reason she declined his final proposal was because she though it would be inappropriate for them to marry when she was in her 70s, and he was in his 80s. She's regretted that decision ever since. This story out of the Daily Mail UK is such an inspiration-I can only hope that I could ever be as strong as them.