Pictory—Life Lessons

Stop whatever you’re doing now and go visit the latest edition of PictoryMag—Life Lessons. Gorgeous pictures with heartbreaking stories.

Here’s my favourite:

My mother, who is in the last stages of Alzheimer’s, had always told us that her one and only true love was our father. But we recently learned of a secret love from her past while organizing her belongings. Lieutenant Walsh sent her letters, pictures, candy and a locket — until one day when the letters stopped.

She taught me many things in life, but I learned through this recent discovery thatlife has so many chapters, and we grow from each of them. I can hardly believe that the no-nonsense woman I knew so well was once a day-dreaming girl … pining for a soldier who never came home.

—via Lorrie Callison Watson