Sunday, November 09, 2008

I have prayed for you since before I knew your name

Years ago, a friend shared with me that since the day her son was born she has prayed for his future wife. While I had missed a few years, I began praying for my son's future wife when he was in his teens.

Just this past weekend, Curt took his girlfriend, Gina, to a Vikings Football game and proposed at half-time!

She said yes!

This pint-sized young woman has brought a bright light to our son. She's a huge football fan, car mechanic, happy-go-lucky package of delight!

They have been dating for 10 months and we are thrilled to welcome her to our family.

In our son's journey to wholeness, he has chosen this young woman to walk by his side for the rest of his life. His decision is a good one.

It's a good thing I have stopped micro-managing his life for I could begin to worry about the timing of his decision. After all, I have surrendered his life to God and prayed for his fiance' before I knew her name.

So we celebrated. Allison was here last week for business related to our new company, Setting Boundaries, LLC. I was thrilled to share this moment with another mom who understands how difficult it truly is to surrender your adult child over to God and not get in the way of His purpose for their life.

Instead of worrying about the timing, the how's and the what if's...I am celebrating this moment in our son's life as he plans and dreams of life filled with happiness and love.

I am thankful for the direction our MIP is moving. I am grateful that he is happy and has chosen to share his happiness with his family. My heart is filled to overflowing by God's assurances and answers to our prayers. He is working a miracle in our son's life...and has prepared the young woman I have prayed for....since before I knew her name.

We have talked non-stop about the wedding plans; our son knows exactly what he wants. He's been dreaming, my friends, planning for his future. He is working once again and takes great pride in being the best pizza delivery man at his work. He goes in extra hours and is staying out of office politics. He is energized and focused and excited about the future.

What more could a mom want? I have surrendered my adult son and prayed for his future wife to our God who "is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us"

So while we plan every last detail and look forward to sharing this joyous moment and event with our son, there is very little else necessary to do--except to praise God for His faithfulness "throughout all generations for ever and ever! Amen." continue to pray for our MIP and his future bride...for now, I know her name! "I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen Curt and Gina with with power through his Spirit in their inner being, so that Christ may dwell in their hearts through faith. And I pray that they, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together will all the saints to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge--that Curt and Gina, together, may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God."

Amen! And Amen!

*Ephesians 3: 14-21


Dawn said...

Wow. He looks so happy. I can only imagine, because I immediately began to think of things to worry about! ISn't it just how we are?? I am thankful that you are happy for Curt, and trust that all will be just right for both of them. What does she do?

Pam said...

I am praising God with you... My heart is rejoicing. truly.

Nadine said...

Congratulations. He looks so very happy in the photos and so does she.

Tina said...

Congratulations! That's so awesome.

the voice of melody said...

Congratulations on their upcoming marriage! I enjoyed your post very much, and it has me thinking about my own son and his future wife. Although right now he says he wants to marry me... (he's 6), I know God has a special girl in mind for him. Thank you for the reminder that it's never too early to pray for our children's spouses.

Many sweet blessings!

Sharon Lynne said...

Congratulations! It was so fun to see the pictures. Yes...I will be praying. You are wise to enjoy this moment. And if a worry creeps in...that's normal! As moms, we never stop worrying!

Denise said...

Congrats, such wonderful news.

Dee said...

I'm happy for all of you! She does look like a DELIGHT!