In this together.
Laura and Jon met on Match.com
Jon was a Navy SEAL Combat Medic and he was staying in Fayetteville for a year so he wanted to connect with more people so he got on Match. The two met the day he arrived in town.
They quickly developed a bond together from their shared beliefs and outlook on life. They married in 2012.
Married at historic Rose Hill Plantation
Right before their 5th year anniversary, Jon and one of his buddies witnessed a huge fire happening downtown in Raleigh, NC. Being a Combat Medic, he would be able to offer beneficial assistance to those injured.
Unfortunately, Laura received a phone call telling her that Jon was unresponsive following a car accident. When Laura saw him in the hospital, he was all bruised up and there was blood everywhere. They didn't think he would make it. They even called in to donate his organs. Thankfully, Jon was still alive but in a coma, and so they waited hoping he would make a full recovery. Laura whispered in Jon's ear, "If it hurts too bad, I understand if you have to go but don't hold on for me."
But Laura had a feeling it wasn't his time yet.
"I'm strong because you're strong"
- Jonathan Grant