Hope, Courage & Triumph is the story about one young widow’s journey through adventures and madness. Determination and love were the key elements of her being as she struggled to face the demons of the illness of her husband, Jerry. Tragedy was no stranger to her. No one knew what horrors lay behind the closed doors of her life, yet hope drove her on.
One evening, after work, Jerry held her in his arm, confessing his love to her. Suddenly, a glaze covers his eyes, and a look of hatred crosses his face. Looking at her, he began talking weird about things she knew nothing of. He said, “I’ve heard that before. You know what I’m talking about.” She couldn’t move. The glaze left his face as suddenly as it came, and moving toward her, he said, “I love you more than life itself.” Hope drove her as she struggled to pull him out of the pits of hell.
An earlier marriage between two teenagers is also addressed in Hope, Courage & Triumph. One day, after I said, “I love you,” he squeezed my hand, opened his eyes, and looked directly at me. There was no more joy, for hope and courage were lost, and there was not triumph.