LEARNING to LOVE
Based on a true story
When HEATHER, a stunning thirty-two-year-old executive secretary, agreed to marry GEORGE, she knew what was in front of her for the rest of her life. A ruggedly handsome, divorced, forty-seven-year-old, successful workaholic who shares her dream.
But how does a woman fight the urge to walk away when the rest of her life becomes a nightmare no one saw coming?
July 25 started like any other. Over breakfast Heather and George tried to make a few decisions on their upcoming wedding. But that escalated into an argument. Nothing major, but they say, “never go to bed mad at your spouse,” you should never go to work mad at them either. When Heather walked out, she heard George say, “I love you.” She yelled back, “Tell someone who cares,” slammed the door and went off to work.
But as if guided by some indescribable force, George on his way to work and Heather on her way to work, both stopped at a flower shops. Both bought roses for the other.
But George would never get to see those roses. At 11:15 am, while working 14 feet underground, he is swallowed in an explosion that rocks the ground and sends a plume of fire and smoke into the sky. “On July 25th, George should have died.” But because God works in mysterious ways, a young man passing by, taking a day off work, helped pull George’s unrecognizable body from the depths of that fiery hell.
George clings to life spending three months in a drug induced coma and six months in that hospital bed. During that time, Heather’s days are filled with nonstop legal issues and questions. But racked with the guilt of knowing that the last time she saw George she told him she didn’t care, she fights her internal demons of guilt, doubt and remorse. Along that road she learns what true love really is.
Now Heather has to decide, where will life take her?