Love in the Trenches

Do you know of any amazing love stories? True stories. Stories that bring tears of compassion. Stories that reassure us that deep, undying love does exist. The kind that keep us hoping. The kind that show us how love should be.

This kind of love story is about being in the trenches of real life. Fighting our battles side by side. And knowing that no matter how hard it gets, there’s nowhere else we’d rather be. Because we’re in it together.

Does love like this really exist? Yes. And here’s one of those love stories…

Chris Medina was a contestant on American Idol in 2010. In 2009, just two months before his wedding, his fiancé was in a terrible car accident. She suffered traumatic brain injuries that took many of her faculties, including her ability to walk by herself. She also suffered severe fractures to her skull and face. Chris lived out his promise to stay by her side, becoming one of her main caretakers. And a year later to the day, he tried out for American Idol at his fiancé’s insistence. She was there with him, in her wheelchair.

Chris released a song last year about his devotion to his beloved fiancé. The video is a must see about their touching love story. Here’s the link to “What Are Words” by Chris Medina.

What Are Words

Anywhere you are, I am near
Anywhere you go, I’ll be there
Anytime you whisper my name, you’ll see
How every single promise I keep
‘Cause what kind of guy would I be
If I was to leave when you need me most

What are words
If you really don’t mean them when you say them
What are words
If they’re only for good times, then they’re done
When it’s love
Yeah, you say them out loud
Those words, they never go away
They live on, even when we’re gone

And I know an angel was sent
Just for me and I know I’m meant
To be where I am
And I’m gonna be
Standing right beside her tonight
And I’m gonna be by her side
I would never leave when she needs me most

Anywhere you are, I am near
Anywhere you go, I’ll be there
And I’m gonna be here forever more
Every single promise I keep
‘Cause what kind of guy would I be
If I was to leave when you need me most

I’m forever keeping my angel close


May we all stand by our love in the trenches of life. No matter how hard it gets.

“Place me like a seal over your heart, like a seal on your arm; for love is as strong as death, its jealousy unyielding as the grave. It burns like blazing fire, like a mighty flame.” Song of Songs 8:6

May I pray?

Heavenly Father, it’s not easy when we’re in the trenches of real life. We long for someone to truly love us and stay with us through it all. For those who are struggling on their own, I pray that Your love would fill them to overflowing today. Please shield them from harm. Please give them a ray of hope. And grant them the courage to reach out to someone so they don’t have to go through it alone. For those committed to love in the trenches, I pray a special blessing upon them today. May You strengthen their love and devotion, and allow joy to be their hallmark. Amen.

Q4U: Do you know of any amazing love stories you can share with others?


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