Texas Heart

img_5835-1One day I decided to write Texas Heart, the story of how my husband Grant and I met and married. I entitled it Texas Heart because my husband is from the big state of Texas and has a heart to match.

I thought it would probably take one or two posts to tell our story. However, it took much longer… I soon found myself sharing the many details of how God brought Grant and I together through circumstances only He could have orchestrated. Through the encouragement of family and friends, I finally finished it.

If you are a young woman reading this, I hope this story will encourage you to put your hope solely in God (not the hope of marriage), to be pure, and to believe that God always has your best in mind, even if it may be different from what you imagined.

Start reading here:

Part 1: Howdy

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

Part 6

Part 7

Part 8

Part 9

Part 10

Part 11 

Part 12

Part 13

Part 14

Part 15

Part 16

Part 17

Part 18

Part 19

Part 20

Part 21

Part 22

Part 23

Part 24

Part 25

Part 26

Part 27

Part 28

Part 29

Part 30

Part 31

Part 32

Part 33

Part 34

Part 35

5 thoughts on “Texas Heart

  1. Michelle Zwernemann says:

    GraceAnna, on your Texas Heart link, Part 16 is listed twice under Part 17. Would you be able to add part 17? Thank you so much!

  2. Michelle Zwernemann says:

    Thank you! I have shared this story before with my daughters (16 & 12) and we have always loved it. This summer my oldest daughter named Grace Hannah, has met a special young man named Grant, and since their names are so similar to yours it reminded me of your Texas Heart story, so I have been reading it to the girls again. To make a long story short, I was good friends with Grant’s mom years ago, (also named Susan and also an Aggie who was on the A&M swim team in college). When our Grace and Grant were very young, we started a MOPS group together, but lost touch through the years, and recently became reacquainted now that our kids have become good friends. It was such a neat surprise to hear that the Grant my daughter was talking about was actually the son of an old friend of mine! While my daughter Grace and I were looking through my friend Susan’s Facebook pictures we noticed a few with her son Grant dressed up as a yell leader at some Aggie games! We both looked at each other in surprise! Then we noticed two other photos of her Grant, one at a hometown visit and the other at an Aggie basketball game, both with…Grant Castleberry! There were so many coincidences that we have fallen in love with your story even more! While they are far too young for a serious relationship, it is so fascinating to me how God works and how He is using this story as a tool for us to remember to pray for their future husbands, and to know that whoever Grace’s “Grant” might be, whether it is this Grant or another special young man, that God in his perfect plan has already gone before and worked out all of the details; there is no reason to be anxious or worry about what lies ahead. Thank you for sharing your precious love story, it has become very special to us.

    • graceannacastleberry says:

      Michelle! Thank you so much for sharing this. I read it to Grant too! So thankful that God has used this story in the lives of your girls. I hope they will one day have a story to tell of God’s faithfulness as well. Thanks for your encouragement!

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