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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Unsung Hero (12/07/06)

TITLE: Song for my Unsung Hero


I give you this ring as a symbol of our marriage. With all that I am and all that I have I honour you, in the name of our God. Amen.

Approaching twenty six years of marriage, my husband has been unrelenting in his love and support. Our vows: to have and to hold, for richer for poorer, in sickness and in heath, to love and to cherish until we are parted by death, have never been stronger. He could have walked away when I was so ill and medical bills mounted around us, but he remained by my side. Together we drew strength from our Lord. I know many prayers where uttered from his very soul when I was bedridden or housebound. He became my nurse and at times, my pastor. Physical pain can still overwhelm me but his love is my constant hope and my rock. He has been the love of my life and my best friend. My desire is to honour him, not just as my unsung hero, but the hero of my hopes and dreams.

Song for my Unsung Hero

(To the tune, Amazing Grace)

When I found you my heart was full.
Your love filled every need.
My Lord gave me my hopes and dreams,
a life of sincerity.

You held my hand when children came.
My hero I would share.
Our Lord showed me, your fatherly skills
and Im forever blessed.

Through many months of ailing health
you stayed beside my bed.
My Lord showed me your caring side,
my hero that gave his all.

In times of wealth and poverty,
you always coaxed me through.
Our Lord helped us to beat all the odds.
Treasures I found in you.

When nights are cloaked with suffering
you soothe away my pain.
The Lord has blessed me with your tenderness,
with arms around me calm.

Amazing love you have for me
your heart is always true.
My Lord knew just what was required,
my genuine hero you are.

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Carla Feagans12/14/06
This is a beautiful tribute to your husband. I am blessed to have read it.

I hope to someday find a love like this. You both are truly blessed.
Allison Egley 12/15/06
What a beautiful tribute. I suppose your husband is now officially a "sung" hero now. ;)
Pat Guy 12/15/06
Wow! How beautiful and precious - a true hero indeed. Yes - we often take for granted the things our husbands do, and we 'assume' they will always 'be there.'

I hope your husband sees this - it's such a creative and well written piece - it honors him well.

Love the format, love the song. Kudos!
Debbie Sickler12/15/06
No wonder your husband cried when he read this! It is such a sweet and romantic and wonderfully written expression of love and gratitude. If only more marriages could be that strong for so many years. Sounds like you're both lucky to have each other. Great song and I loved the opening too. :)
Dennis Fletcher12/18/06
Wow! I am glad to have read this. I am sure your husband must appreciate your spirit towards him as much as he loves you. Wonderfull song.
Jan Ackerson 12/18/06
Lovely! If you have an upcoming anniversary celebration, you should have a singer perform this.
Amy Michelle Wiley 12/19/06
william price12/19/06
Besides how touching the tribute is to your husband. The entry was creative and the song was superb. Great writing and communicating. God bless.
Catrina Bradley 12/19/06
Beautiful tribute to your love - and creative format. Thanks for blessing us with this.
Joanne Sher 12/20/06
Just LOVELY. What a blessing you each have in each other - and in your skillful writing! Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful piece!
Donna Powers 12/20/06
This is lovely. It's a true-life fairytale. You and your husband are both blessed. Thanks for sharing this.
Jen Davis12/20/06
the hero of my hopes and dreams. This was so lovely. What a wonderful inspiration of the love and devotion you have for one another.
Sara Harricharan 12/21/06
Chrissy, this is beautiful! I like how you wove the marriage vows into the opening sentences and then the story with the song. I love the song(actually sang it to the said tune!)-great, wonderful job! :)
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