Hope and Love

January 23, 2014 by  
Filed under current, Guest Space, Relationship Space

I am happy to introduce Michelle Tupy to you today. More about Michelle and her special project below.


Love never goes out of style. Love doesn’t discriminate. Love has an innate ability to sneak up on us when we least expect it and take our breath away. Love is…all of this and more.

Have you ever read an amazing love story? You can’t help but be drawn into the breath and soul of the characters. Love provides inspiration to many, makes us laugh and cry, sometimes at the same time. Love provides hope where none previously prevailed.

A Second Chance

My story began in 1995. We met, we fell in love. We travelled. Then on Valentine’s Day 6 years later she was diagnosed with breast cancer. We beat it – more than once and life was idyllic. Then she passed away unexpectedly. I was devastated, faced with a huge loss and a huge debt.

Life went on. But an amazing thing happened. A woman contacted me about cancer care for her father. We hit it off. We communicated for a few months and it was nice. Living interstate she flew up for a surprise visit and we have been together ever since.

A Love Story

I met my husband when I was 28 years old. I was labeled ‘permanently and totally disabled’ at the time and was living in complete isolation from the world in a small room known as a ‘bubble’. My husband-to-be looked past the fact that I weighed only 32kgs, looked past everything else that predicted nothing more for me than the life of an invalid and fell in love with me.

Yet, the most amazing part of this love story is that, even though I did not realise it at the time, my husband, needed my love as much as I needed his. I honestly don’t think either of us would have survived without the love we have shared.

“You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope…
I have loved none but you.”

~Jane Austen, Persuasion

Image credit: Bridget H.

About Our Guest Contributor

Michele Tupy (s)Michelle Tupy is a content writer busily trying to collect extraordinary love stories experienced by ordinary people.

If you have a love story or know of a love story that is worthy of publication, she would love to hear from you. More information can be found at lovealters.weebly.com/


4 Responses to “Hope and Love”
  1. Catherine says:

    Michelle, what beautiful work you do.

    This post warmed my heart and reaffirmed by belief in organic and authentic love.

    Thank you. :)

  2. Hi Catherine – thank you for your kind words. I am glad I have the opportunity to share this project with others. If it resonates with you, I would appreciate if you could share with others. The more wider the audience, the more chance we get to read more inspiring love stories.

  3. Maree says:

    What beautiful moving stories Michelle. I am looking forward to reading the full version of Love Alters.