Just before his fifth wedding anniversary, a car accident in Fort Bragg left Jonathan Grant, a Navy SEAL serving as a combat medic instructor, in a two-month-long coma.
With a severe brain injury and a 10 percent chance of survival, the Navy SEAL is defying the odds with his wife, Laura, by his side. In a recent interview with TheKnot, Laura said, “the human brain has an amazing ability to heal itself with time, but, in Jon’s case, God’s healing hand is clearly evident.”
An emotional video Laura posted to her Instagram account on July 11th reveals just how far her husband’s recovery has come, and how strong their love and devotion is for one another.
Laura’s caption says it all: “Too special not to share…”
What an incredible reminder of the kind of love you can find in a marriage built on faith in God. Laura and Jonathan are the living example of 1 Corinthians 13:4-7.
Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
Fox News reports that the GoFundMe page, “which revealed that Grant has served three overseas deployments and earned his Navy SEAL trident in 2007, has neared its $100,000 goal as supporters continue to back his recovery.”
Laura hopes their story will serve a bigger purpose, telling TheKnot that her mission now is to extend this piece of their lives to others: “To spread the power of God and his miracles.”
Prayers up for these two as Jonathan continues down his road of recovery. Together, they’re an incredible reminder of what marriage is really about — in sickness and in health.