This year Mother’s Day is extra special for me. But let me start at the beginning. Thirty-three years ago on April 20th, our son Michael was born. He would be our only child, but I longed for a daughter too...
One night while rocking him to sleep, I pondered the life in front of him. Before I know it, you’ll be grown and gone, married. At that moment the Lord prompted me to start praying for his future bride (I’ve done so ever since).
Fast-forward. Last year on his thirty-second birthday, we planned to take him out to dinner and he asked if he could bring his girlfriend Marja (soft ‘j’) with him. Do ya think I’d say no? I was hoping she was the one I’d been praying for and wondered if the Lord had forgotten!
When Michael introduced her I gave her a hug and she thanked me. I couldn’t help but wonder if she was the one... We shared dessert and fork-fought over bites. I loved it. The next time I saw them together it was obvious they were in love. I’d never seen my son so happy. They announced their engagement last September.
The other day I was thinking, “I can’t believe how much I love her already.” Then it hit me. She’s been in my heart for thirty-three years. And in a way, she is my daughter. Besides praying for her since before she was born (she just turned thirty), I’m privileged to be mentoring her spiritually.
But the best part ... she loves me too! They won’t be married until July, but I’ve already claimed her as part of our family.
Now to Him who is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, forever. Amen. Ephesians 3:20-21 MKJV
My Prayer: Lord, I’m ever grateful that you hear and answer our prayers according to your knowledge, wisdom, and grace; that you work all things for our good. Amen
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