Greater love. An interesting phrase to consider. What is greater love? What does greater love do?
This week, our nation got to read and hear what greater love looks like. Two children got embraced by greater love.
Last Friday, Stephanie Decker saw the tornado approaching her home. Her husband, Joe was at the closed school where he teaches when the storms hit Marysville, Indiana. Stephanie wrapped her 8 year old son, Dominic, and 5 year old daughter, Reese, in a blanket with her.
She shielded them with her body while in their walkout basement. When it was over, the home was leveled, but her children unharmed. Dominic, ran for help, bringing neighbors to rescue his mother from the load of debris that had fallen on her. The 36 year old mother had both legs amputated later in the hospital.
An interview with Stephanie can be heard at
No regrets from Stephanie, only thankfulness that her children are safe.
Have you experienced instances of greater love in your life? Share your comments.