I know that I put you through your paces tonight, but it was all worthwhile Someday, I’ll tell you the story of how two people (with very beautiful hearts) met and became friends and fell in love. And I’ll tell you all about how we got to watch them grow in that love and become more and more like each other, and how on one rainy and abnormally chilly summer day, they were married and committed their lives to one another forever and ever. It’s a wonderful story, really, and one that has made me consider just how I pray for you and your brother in the days and years ahead. Miss Elyn and Mr. Eric were married today. Your daddy and I were privileged to play a part in orchestrating the day, and I’m so thankful. Already, sweet little one, I pray that you would someday find a best friend and confidant and partner in life who is as equally yoked to you as these precious friends are to each other.
You were a trooper all day today, and I will keep praying that you continue to cooperate and stay tucked away for just a bit longer. I know you’ll come in your own time, but two or three more weeks would just be so good…more time for you to continue to grow healthy and strong, and more time for us to feel even more ready to meet you and to welcome you home. Tomorrow I’ll do my best to grant you a low key day–just you and your brother and I, hanging out and enjoying the mild temperatures here at the end of July.
When you grow up and the time comes for you to say “yes” to a boy, or to ask a girl to marry you, know that we want the absolute best for you as a husband or wife. With that, we pray that you will both know Christ and know Him well, and that you will use your lives to serve Him and one another. We pray that you will always maintain your servant heart towards your spouse, that you will cherish and value the sacred covenant of marriage, and that God will richly bless your lives with His abundant peace and provision. I know that you’re not even here in the world yet, but I don’t think we can ever begin to dream and pray too soon. You are so dear to me little one, and I want the best for you–always and everyday and everywhere for a lifetime!
thanks for being my wedding day companion today. Between you, your daddy and me, I think we made a really great team.
love you so much,