Someone told me recently that the Lord only gives stories to those willing to tell them. So here’s my story in a nutshell.
ONCE UPON A TIME, a girl named Heather fell in love with a boy named David. He was a warrior; strong and courageous yet possessed a humble servant heart. They married and had three beautiful children. They lived happily ever after for 11 years. Then, the fairy tale ended when David was killed in battle. Heather was heartbroken. But she and the children pressed into their faith and community to carry on. In the days and months that followed, Heather recalled David’s words to her during a difficult time they had previously weathered. “It isn’t how well you run the race that matters…just Finish Strong.” This saying would become Heather’s mantra. She made it her goal to tell as many people as possible about her beloved David and hopefully inspire others to run with endurance the race that is set before them. THE END
My husband completed his final mission on August 8, 2012 in Kunar province, Afghanistan. Now, I am a girl on a mission. My goal is to share my testimony, our story, and a message of forgiveness and resiliency with as many people as possible. I created Finish Strong Ministries with the intent of providing motivation and resources to a world in need. FSM will serve as a vehicle to offer scholarships to enlisted military members wishing to become officers, support charities all over the globe, and provide inspiration through word and song in the form of devotions, albums, and public speaking engagements. David walked into Heaven wearing boots in the sand. So I will don my high heels and press on as long as I must in order to honor his legacy.