For better or for worse
By Roger Queen
I have shared my story about how God delivered me from a life of selfishness and addiction, but I do not often get to highlight the woman behind the scenes. With this being a month set aside to honor mothers and an issue highlighting exceptional women of faith, I felt this would be the perfect opportunity to briefly share about the amazing Chrystal Queen, who I am privileged to call my wife.
Throughout our ups and downs, she has stood by me faithfully in marriage for almost 14 years. I could offer an endless list of things I’ve put her through but instead, I’ll brag about her courage throughout our marriage. First off, she was pregnant with my son when I had my ATV accident, leaving me paralyzed. Second, she not only stayed and took care of me, but also gave birth to and raised our son and our daughter, while I was struggling to adapt to being wheelchair-bound.
Even with all the misery, she has always been a faithful churchgoer at Crossroads Church, where she eventually found her calling in the nursery. There, she not only serves the local church by watching their babies, but she’s also able to encourage other women going through struggles of their own. She had always tried to get me to go to church, took amazing care of our kids, kept our home beautiful inside and out, and even consistently provides our family with home-cooked meals on a regular basis. Just in sharing this with you all now, I realize even more what a super-woman she is.
Not only did she mean it when she said, “for better or for worse, till death do us part,” but she has always been the most evident example of God’s unconditional love for me. Proverbs 18:22 in the NIV says, “He who finds a wife finds what is good and receives favor from the Lord.” So, thank you to my wife for honoring God and honoring our marriage when everything was against you.