Unsung Heroes

Our weekends seem to be getting busier and busier as the kids get older. Today has been no exception. Adam had a rugby game in Belfast, prior to starting his part time job at 3pm. In the middle of all that, Hannah had a lunchtime birthday party to attend. As we only have one car, this has meant frantic driving to and from various locations. The icing on the cake has been the constant downpour and ridiculous traffic jams.

Fionnuala has performed heroics ferrying us all around, as ever sacrificing her own day for the rest of us. I often describe our family as a beautiful swan, gliding serenely across a glasslike lake. Beneath the surface, however, it paddles frantically to keep afloat. Fionnuala is the engine room who keeps us moving forward. Without her, we would sink without a trace.

She is an unsung hero and none of us thank her as often as we should for what she does for the family. Today she was so busy that she forgot to eat, until I insisted we pull over at a filling station so she could buy a sandwich. She constantly puts the needs of others before her own. Without her, there would be no rugby matches, birthday parties or part time jobs. Everything would grind to a halt.

So I just want to take this opportunity to thank her. We have guests tomorrow so I’m meant to be cleaning the bathroom so please don’t tell her I’m skiving….I mean blogging. We all love her very much. Sometimes, it’s worth stopping for a second and reflecting on everything the unsung heroes in your life do for you. They give their all, so that our lives run smoothly. We should never take them for granted.

Who are the unsung heroes in your life?

Published by Fractured Faith Blog

We are Stephen and Fionnuala and this is our story. We live in Northern Ireland, have been married for 17 years and have three kids - Adam, Hannah and Rebecca. We hope that our story will inspire and encourage others. We have walked a rocky road yet here we are today, together and stronger than ever. We are far from perfect and our faith has been battered and bruised. But an untested faith is a pointless faith. Just as a fractured faith is better than none at all. We hope you enjoy the blog.

48 thoughts on “Unsung Heroes

  1. Beautiful read! It’s very nice of you to write about your loved ones.
    Your article makes me think about mine too. I have more than one. My husband and my sons are my unsung heroes definitely. It’s incredible how they put up with my blogging, assisting in the household chores, without winking an eye.
    Thank you you gave me the chance to write about my unsung heroes and only true love ❤️


  2. PS One day close to Christmas, I was taking an hour out of my frazzled schedule for the gym. A man on the treadmill next to mine was telling me how his wife is stressing out over holiday preparations, and I’m afraid I snapped at him, “So why are you not home HELPING her?!”


  3. God is the unsung hero in my life! Even when others see or hear my praises for Him, it pales in comparison to all that He does. He uses my family in many of those moments.
    Praying for you and your family! God loves y’all!


  4. Parish Administrators everywhere are unsung heroes for pastors and people, getting the background work done so mission and ministry can be accomplished. Jenny is the one who takes care of me and our church now, Erin and Keri have been the ones who have blessed me in the past. When I was in the Navy, they were called Religious Program Specialists. Same difference. There I had some really good ones too.


  5. My children help me out more than they know – they help keep our household running smoothly and encourage me to stay positive! Also, my pastor is a true servant and godly leader. Last, my husband and all those in the fire service serve our city every day without much recognition for all that is involved with their job.

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  6. That’s so lovely to dedicate a post to your wife. That’s wonderful. I don’t know who is my unsung hero and that makes me a little melancholy. I thought I had one, but they’ve slipped off the pedestal a little of late …


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