I had to actually know that I was supposed to be married.” Meanwhile, a tall, handsome man in Audrey’s church named Fred Foster had been watching her from a distance the whole time.He too was praying for his future bride and when to approach her.“My single years were spent trying to find myself,” she says. I didn't have a desire to drink myself into oblivion but the attention of someone -- anyone -- was what I craved,” she says.“I'd grown up in church and decided at 18 that I needed to find myself apart from my parents and any church.” She wrestled with her faith as most young adults do, and she found herself conflicted between how she was on Sunday and how she acted the rest of the week. I had my church friends and my world friends, and I thought I'd die if the two ever met.” Audrey says she was tired of “trying” to be a Christian and thought she should focus on being herself… “I knew I wasn't supposed to fornicate but I was rejecting what I had been taught to believe.By April 2004, he gathered his courage and asked Audrey out.“After the first date, I came home, called my mother and told her that I'd had dinner with my husband,” Audrey recalls. That was a big test because my mother is very discerning.” Not about to mess around this time, Audrey put Fred through the test. He was scrutinized by anyone who was important in my life. Just a few days after her 38th birthday, her dreams had come true, and her prayers were finally answered.
October 10, 2017Have your volunteers logged 150 hours in this challenge? As the party sailed gently down the Potomac River and she danced the night away in his arms, everyone marveled at what a wonderful husband Fred was.However, just a few years ago, life for Audrey was very different.Before you know it, very little of who you truly are is left.God didn't intend for my heart to be hurt again and again but I continued to step outside of God's plan for me.