A woman in Canada recently announced that she is once again engaged to her husband, whom she doesn't remember after suffering a brain injury two years ago
Lauran Hart Faganello took to Facebook on 20 August to share the news about her engagement with husband Brayden James Faganello.
Her post has since gone viral and received over 68,000 likes and 21,000 shares.
Before Lauren lost her memory, the couple had originally exchanged handwritten letters over a duration of eight months
Nine months after their wedding, however, an accident took place that changed the couple's life forever
The woman shared that a large pole had fallen on her head while she was setting up for an event, causing her to suffer from a brain injury that resulted in memory loss.
When she woke up from the injury, she thought she was 17 years old, and had no recollection of any events that took place beyond that.
"My memory of meeting, falling in love with, and marrying Brayden was gone," she wrote.
Over the next two years, Lauren had to relearn everything, including how to read, write, and speak coherently while also learning how to live with the short and long term memory loss
"(I had) to come to terms with the fact that I’m married to someone I don’t truly know.
"I went through a period of anger and depression; I felt like so much had been ripped away from me," the woman wrote in her post, adding that she desperately hoped her memory would return but it has yet to happen.
Although Lauren had forgotten who Brayden really was, he was still patient with her, which led to her wanting to try to make their relationship work.
"I took off my rings, and I told him I wanted to date him. So, we started dating again," Lauren said.
She shared that during their course of dating, Brayden became her best friend, crush, and her love
"I haven’t miraculously gotten my memory and all my old feelings for him back, but I have new feelings and new memories," her caption read.
I've learned that love is a choice, and I am choosing to love Brayden.
"Today he proposed to me (again), and I said yes (again)!" she said, adding that she's grateful for their new beginning and for their happy future ahead of them.
Love truly knows no bounds <3