You Never Know When It Will Happen…

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I have a dear friend who called this morning to tell me that her cousin and her husband were killed in a tragic car accident involving an elderly man who was driving the wrong way on the Interstate. She is in shock and so are a lot more people. Why? Because this couple were avid marriage advocates. They have a website devoted to helping marriages not only last, but thrive. They provide videos and all kinds of ways to encourage healthy marriages–such an inspiration.

Their ministry is called Hope Filled Marriage.

I clicked over to their blog to see what there last post was about, and it took my breath away. The title is: We Were Driving In The Car And… At first I thought, someone else must have written this final post about what happened, but it was posted in May. Terri shares about a conversation/conflict they had while driving in the car. They had no idea that this post would be prophetic in nature.

But here we are, four months later and they are no longer here, yet their story and ministry remain. In an effort to keep their ministry going, a foundation has been set up in their name. You can support them by purchasing a T-Shirt that says, “I will take the baton, I will run my lap.”

It made me consider once again that none of us have guarantees of living to old age. Even if we’re healthy and all is going well, we could be hours away from “till death do us part.” What kind of legacy would your marriage leave behind? If your answer isn’t one you would want, then thank God there is still time. Make the most of today, because tomorrow may be too late.

Please join us in praying for the friends and family who are grieving their loss. Their son was just married a couple of weeks before the accident, they will need the love and prayers of all of us in the days and weeks ahead.


About Debi Walter

Tom and Debi have been sharing encouragements through their blogs for many years. Marriage, Reading God's Word and documenting family history is our focus. Growing in our relationship with the Lord is primary in all we say, write or do. We are grateful for all who desire to join us in the same endeavors.
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2 Responses to You Never Know When It Will Happen…

  1. I knew the couple well, they spoke at our marriage retreat last year and have been to our home for dinner more than once. Their legacy is huge, as is the ole they are leaving in our city, but people are really talking about how they are going to step up.


    • Debi Walter says:

      That’s encouraging to hear. Such a story and legacy will be talked about for years to come. I pray their impact will be greater after their death than it was before. Thanks for sharing with us.


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