Aiming for progress, not perfection.

"...being confident of this, that He who began a good work in you
will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus."
Philippians 1:6

Saturday, June 16, 2007

a letter to ellie's future husband.

my dearest future son,

i just finished feeding your wife. i rocked her for awhile and just stared at her beautiful blue eyes and perfect smile.

you came to mind, and i prayed for you.

i don't know whether you're alive yet. you may be five years old already.

i don't know where you are. you could live down the street, or you could be on a different continent.

i don't know the color of your skin. you may not even speak english yet.

but i'm praying that the God of the universe will guide you. that His love and peace will saturate your life before you meet my daughter and for the many years i hope you spend loving each other.

i pray that the Perfect Provider is blessing you and your family with abundance; that you have everything you need.

i pray that when you meet and marry ellie you will look to the Lord for guidence and that you abide in His wisdom.

i also pray that the words that come from my daughter's beautiful lips speak words that encourage and uplift you. i pray that her hands work hard for the two of you and your family. i pray that her voice is a light in your life; that it is a relief at the end of a hard day.

be safe, little one, wherever you are.

i promise to raise her to love Jesus so she can love you.

i love you already,

your future mama-in-law

1 comment:

kdp said...

that was an awesome letter. i have been praying for hannah's and rebekah's husband for many year's now. we hold our precious ones in our arms for a little while, while we hold them in our hearts forever.