The story of a woman, the husband she vowed to care for, and the complications about how their relationship changed after his severe brain injury:

On a Saturday morning in the spring of 2010, Page had arranged for Robert to come home from Sunrise for breakfast. She had asked Robert’s brother Will to drive down from Annandale to be with them and sent the girls out for the morning with Allan Ivie, a friend from childhood who had come back into her life. She had consulted with Robert’s doctors and her minister. She cooked up some eggs. She was nervous as she sat down at the big oak table next to her husband of 16 years.

Then she had a conversation with Robert she had never imagined she could have.

“A Family Learns the True Meaning of ‘in Sickness and in Health’.” — Susan Baer, Washington Post

See also: “Love for Wounded Soldier Upon Return from Afghanistan.” — Washington Post, Oct. 8, 2011