I saw an ad for the Fireproof movie in my Today's Christian Woman magazine. The headline captured my eye and my heart. It was a simple statement, but so very powerful. It read, "Is your husband your hero?"
I have been thinking about posting a little about my husband. First I was going to do it for our anniversary, then Father's Day and his birthday (they were one day apart), but I didn't ever get around to it. Ever since I read that headline, I have been thinking about this post.
My husband is my hero. When I think about my life before I met him, I realize that he rescued me. But, he wasn't just my hero when we first met, or when we were newlyweds, he is still my hero everyday.
Our story isn't full of romance, but our story is full of love. We were both lost twenty-somethings that needed to find each other and then together we found Christ. That is what makes our story so beautiful.
Our story isn't pretty, in fact, to a lot of Christians, our story is a little ugly. But it is our story, our testimony, and it is a perfect example of God's grace.
Not long after we met, we found out we were expecting. We were both out of college and in careers so it wasn't as shocking as a teen pregnancy, but it was still a shock. We decided right away that we were going to get married. Six months after we met, we were married at a huge ceremony with over 400 guests.
I gave up my career to move to a small town where he worked for a bank. When we were married, we were still strangers to each other. Can you imagine being a new wife and not even knowing the types of foods your husband likes? It wasn't easy. Not to mention, my 22 year old figure was quickly growing.
I would like to say that we found Christ right away in our marriage, but we didn't. Three years later and another baby and we still hadn't found Christ. It was just before our second child's first birthday that our eyes started to open. Christ had been with us since the beginning.
We had a pretty good marriage before we were saved. However, we had no idea what we were missing. Christ placed Chad in my life to rescue me and then a few years later He rescued our family. God is so good.
There is a lot more to our story. God continues to work on our marriage everyday. My husband is my hero and Christ is my Savior.
And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. 1 Corinthians 13:13
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