As she watched her husband leave the yard with his brother-in-law, Grace thanked God for the loving man He had given her. She had married John sixteen years ago, and they had four awesome children together. They had been a team, working together through hard times and good times.
She knew the week would pass quickly, and soon he'd be home again. Meanwhile, she'd make herself busy, schooling the children, managing their business, and teaching her women's group. She waited with anticipation, looking forward to his homecoming.
But when the day came for him to come home, she didn't hear from him. What could be taking so long? Then came the phone call: "Grace, I got caught..." His tone, filled with fear and regret, was one she hadn't ever heard before.
What would the future hold? How long would it be before they could be together again?