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The Vow: The True Events that Inspired the Movie Paperback – February 10, 2012
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Quote: "Krickitt, who's your husband?" Krickitt looked at me again and back at the therapist. I was sure everyone could hear my heart thudding as I waited for my wife's answer in silence and desperation. "I'm not married." (The Vow, Page 2 and 83)
Every once in a while you read a story that is so astonishing that it just doesn't seem real. The Vow: The Kim and Krickitt Carpenter Story is one of those stories with an amazing tale of a horrific accident, intense hospitalizations and medical bills and a wife with amnesia that leaves her with no recollection of ever even meeting her husband.
The book chronicles Kim and Krickitt's life together. Beginning with their first initial meeting and their first wedding, the vast majority of this book covers their struggles after the accident, which occurred when they had been married only two months. Once it is clear that Krickitt's memory is forever altered, the Carpenter's struggle to date again, love again and eventually marry again.
The Carpenters are devout Christians and believe that God uses them infinitely through their incredible story. Throughout the book, the entire Carpenter family leans on God through good times and bad, with heartbreaking honesty. Their story is one of doubting God's plan, but having faith that God does indeed have a plan.
I found that the unsaid question at the core of this book is "What would you do?". Would you have survived the accident?Read more ›
Kim Carpenter's wife, Krickitt, was not expected to survive massive head injuries sustained from a head on collision with a truck. Miraculously and against all odds, she did survive. Her faith in God, along with the unrelenting adoration and help of her husband and family (and of course all of the doctors!) helped pull Krickitt back into a functioning world. Unfortunately, Krickitt lost all memory of her brief marriage, engagement and courtship with her husband. Kim held on steadfast to his marriage vows and never, never gave up, despite the unsurmounting odds of their marriage ever surviving such tragedies.
It is so humbling to read of their devout faith in God, which pulled them both through some incredible life challenges, if not providing miracles in their lives, time and time again. Kim's heartfelt love for Krickitt comes through strongly and I do so admire his integrity, his devotion and the love he has for his wife. This story is a huge testament to the power and bond of love and marriage. I do believe that many men in his position would have walked out and not stood by Krickitt's side.
The Carpenters renewed their wedding vows for a second time, as Kim had to woo Krickitt all over again, as she had no memory of her husband at all. Their lives will no longer be what it was before the accident and Krickett is not the same person she was before, as is Kim. Both have grown and both have a deeper commitment and love for one another.
Living a nightmare in every conceivable way, the Carpenter's faith in God gave them the strength and will to persevere.Read more ›
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I loved this movie so I wanted to read the book. It is a great book that follows the movie to a T!Published 1 day ago by Tamara McKinney
Wow. What a beautiful and interesting book! I could hardly put it down!Published 15 days ago by Raeby
Loved this book! Made me cry numerous times but it was a good kind of cry.Published 17 days ago by CoffeeLover
Wonderful story it will break your heart at times, make you smile at others laugh a little and cry a little as well. Read morePublished 18 days ago by laura silberman
After watching "The Vow" movie, I thought I would enjoy reading the book. While I found the book inspirational and uplifting, I found the details in the book were far... Read morePublished 25 days ago by Lana Dee
I really really enjoyed this book. It is inspiring and heart warming. Reminds us that terrible things in life happen but when we put our trust in the Lord good things will happen.Published 1 month ago by Kindle Customer
For a purely inspirational story, I really enjoyed The Vow. However, I found it to be so full of their Christian beliefs that the book was improperly named. Read morePublished 1 month ago by mshsteach