There are war stories, and there are love stories. Sometimes, they are one and the same.

In May, Taylor Morris stepped on an IED. He was serving in Afghanistan as part of the Navy’s Explosive Ordinance Disposal Team. In many ways, his life changed forever that day — he lost both of his legs, a hand, and the other arm up to the bicep.

But in many ways, Taylor’s life is still the same. His family still jokes around with him. He still has his girlfriend Danielle by his side. He is strong, incredibly strong, and his story is just beginning.