By all accounts, her marriage was an extremely happy one. She was devoted to her husband, her children and to the poor, to whom she often took food. Her husband died very young, just before their third child was born. According to the Catholic Encyclopedia:
On hearing the tidings Elizabeth, who was only twenty years old, cried out: "The world with all its joys is now dead to me."
But that was not true. Elizabeth persevered and continued to listen to God's claim on her life. She devoted herself to service to the poor and the suffering, became a third order Franciscan, and built a hospital.
Elizabeth died at the age of 24, and was canonized four years later.
Elizabeth illustrates that we never know for certain what God may be calling us to, and that the call may change at any moment. She is a model of trust, obedience and acceptance of God's will.
St. Elizabeth of Hungary, pray for us.