What A Catch

2nd Annual KLOVE Fan Awards at the Grand Ole Opry House - ShowI Love My Husband. That’s really all I wanted to say. But… since blogging is about your opinion on whatever you want to talk about… I’ll expound. First things first…what made me say this? He left again (not that he necessarily “wanted” too) for the 12, 253,219 time. Yes, that’s a made up number and NO that can’t possibly be how many times he has left, but it sure feels like it.

This is a big year for me. I call it the 3050 celebration! October 13 will be my 30th wedding anniversary and you all can guess what happens on November 6… I’m not really talking about that one…. And next years number will be 3049 because I’m gonna be counting backwards from now on… so with that said… This indeed is a monumental year.

I met my hubby in 1983, married him in 1984 and in 2014, I (still) Love my husband.
1984-2014! There is a lot of life in that little dash between those years. We have been blessed with laughter and happy…. And we have been blessed with tears and sad. It hasn’t been easy, but it has been worth it. It has all been God’s dash to tell through us, and all along the way, even in the very difficult, very painful private times, my husband has not given up and he has always breathed life into me. And trust me… I have not been easily resuscitated!

I got a message from him this morning as I do every time he leaves, telling me that he wished I was going with him. I supposed that in today’s world that may sound odd, but to me… it is what helps me put my feet on the floor to walk another day. He models Christ to me… What a catch!

  • Martha McElroy

    You are a blessing, and I LOVE your personality. Marriage is representative of our relationship with God, and it should be cherished. I am reminded to cherish my own marriage(10 yrs) while I encourage and remind you! God be with you, dear sister in Christ. One more thing, your book touched my heart, and was well-written…

  • Dawn Zimmerman Casey

    God bless you both.

  • Becky Adamson

    Mary Beth, I just love how God continues to bless you and Steve. He has kept you focused in all y’all have endured by using your love and faith as stepping stones. I’ll never forget when Steve told us about sharing a college mail box with some girl named Mary Beth Chapman. I still smile about how God was so clever in the special delivery He had planned for each of you. His love and your love for each other continues to grow into such a powerful testimony of what any of us can endure and have victory in. Thank you for opening your hearts to us by sharing the good, the bad, the sad, and happy days in your journey of life. I am so blessed to call you friends, even though our journeys have taken us down separate roads, I still cherish the memories of our few visits years ago, Emily and our boy’s playing together, us shopping at our small town children’s clothing store, and the interview with our small town newspaper {with Steve striving to become a new music artist,{my how God has given him the desires of his heart} Love y’all!

  • Carmen Flores

    Loved that Mary Beth! You are a catch too!

  • Lynanne Crosby Whiteman

    Wish I had a husband who “modeled Christ” to me. 🙁

  • believemiracles

    Mary Beth,you are such a sweet lady with a precious husband. I can’t imagine how difficult it has been to share him with the rest of us for so long but,I am sooooo very glad you have. I have prayed for you and your family since well,not long after he started. I remember the stories of baseball bats and wondering if a certain little boy would make his next birthday and the story of a young girl who left a special letter on her parents bed and all that has happened since. Stevens songs many times came and touched right where I was at at the time…and now the song Together has done the same. It touched my heart and brought tears for we too have had laughter and tears over many years…our 33rd anniversary is this year. Congratulations on your 3050 year. May it be filled with many blessings and be the continuation of a wonderful life <3

  • believemiracles

    Mary Beth,you are such a sweet lady with a precious husband. I can’t imagine how difficult it has been to share him with the rest of us for so long but,I am sooooo very glad you have. I have prayed for you and your family since well,not long after he started. I remember the stories of baseball bats and wondering if a certain little boy would make his next birthday and the story of a young girl who left a special letter on her parents bed and all that has happened since. Stevens songs many times came and touched right where I was at at the time…and now the song Together has done the same. It touched my heart and brought tears for we too have had laughter and tears over many years…our 33rd anniversary is this year. Congratulations on your 3050 year. May it be filled with many blessings and be the continuation of a wonderful life <3

  • Rita Scott Lancaster

    So very very sweet!

  • believemiracles

    Mary Beth,you are such a sweet lady with a precious husband. I can’t imagine how difficult it has been to share him with the rest of us for so long but,I am sooooo very glad you have. I have prayed for you and your family since well,not long after he started. I remember the stories of baseball bats and wondering if a certain little boy would make his next birthday and the story of a young girl who left a special letter on her parents bed and all that has happened since. Stevens songs many times came and touched right where I was at at the time…and now the song Together has done the same. It touched my heart and brought tears for we too have had laughter and tears over many years…our 33rd anniversary is this year. Congratulations on your 3050 year. May it be filled with many blessings and be the continuation of a wonderful life <3

  • Joy Nichols

    Just beautiful Mary Beth 🙂

  • Lisa

    Beautiful words. Thank you for sharing him all these years – and congratulations!

  • Michelle Howerton

    I can’t believe you guys have been married going on 30 years in oct. Beautiful words you and your husband have been such inspiration in my life. Love his music and your words.

  • LaDonna Jarrett DeMent

    The Lord blessed you both richly! Happy 30th and Happy Birthday!! Its not so bad!! :+)

  • Amanda Lawrence

    I’m so glad you are blogging! You are one of my favorite people to listen and talk to…love your honesty and humor. 🙂

  • Sandy-Lee Francis

    Wow, that reminds me of my husband & I. This year is our 17th wedding anniversary but he’s been in my life for 23 years. That’s more than half my life…lol. I have been a Chapman fan for 25+ years & even met SCC when he came to South Africa in 1994. Still have his autographed pic 🙂
    Love you guys like you are my own family. Thanks MB for sharing this man, that God has blessed you with, with the world.

  • Diane Hill Roark

    Mary Beth, I love your 3050 year celebration. I too will be married 30 years in August. I was married 8/4/84. My husband cannot forget the date, and the 50 thing will happen in several mouth. I also hate talking about it. My husband is in sales and travels 3 to 4 days per week. We too have had a difficult road including 5 kids with 3 of them special needs (2 adoptive kids), but I know he will always be there. I love your heart for God and your wonderful book. I blog at recipesforourdailybread.

  • Jessica

    You and Steven’s marriage is a true testament to what a marriage should be. I am about to get married on October 4th. Our first dance we selected is Steven’s song “I Will be Here” The moment I heard it and heard the meaning behind it I knew that I wanted that for my friance and I. Thank you for being such a good example in this sad world. I pray peace and love over your family.