“What if that thing you really feared happened?
Would the joy you hold pop?
Or would you experience love and joy deeper than you can imagine?”
Eight Twenty Eight: When Love Didn’t Give Up (click the link to purchase) is the story of Ian and Larissa Murphy beginning when they met in early 2005. They are two people who met, became friends, and spent the next three quarters of a year getting to know each other like friends do.
And late in 2005, they started dating…and falling in love…and talking about their future…together.
Ian had the world in the palm of his hand. He was funny and he had his future mapped out. He was saving money to buy Larissa an engagement ring.
Until the car accident. And the coma. And the brain injury.
The book, mostly narrated by Larissa, tells about their lives before and after the accident. She shares about their friendship, courtship, and, ultimately about their wedding. She shares about days and weeks in hospitals and rehab centers. About how life goes on around the family as they pray and fight for Ian to live.
Eight Twenty Eight is the story of love between two people, who were already committed to one another and their future together. If you like stories about romance and where good overcomes bad, then you will love Eight Twenty Eight.
2014 Update: The Story of Ian and Larissa from Citygate Films on Vimeo.