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Thursday, July 26, 2007

Love Doesn't Require A Name

I pray for you everyday, even though I don’t know who you are.

I ask God to protect you, to hold you, to love you.

I pray that your mom teaches you about God’s Word, how to be a loving mother, and how to cook and clean with ease.

I pray that your father is a loving example of how a man should treat you.

I pray that you don’t have too many trials in life but that those you do have teach you how precious God’s love for us truly is.

I pray for the first time we meet to be a joyous event. I pray that you will accept me as a mother. I will open my arms to you.

I begin to wonder what you look like. What color are your eyes? What color is your hair? What color is your skin? Do you smile often? Will you smile at me?

I wonder what life has been like for you. Do you live in a Godly home? Do you attend a good school? What are your hobbies?

I wonder how old you will be when we meet. Will you have children? Will you have a ministry? Will you like some of the same things that I do?

Will God show me right away that you are her?

You see, I long to see you, to talk to you, and to learn from you. I think of you daily and I remember you in my prayers.

I want to know the woman whose childhood I missed but whose adulthood I will have the pleasure of sharing.

I want God to bless you abundantly and show you favor. I want to know your name.

Even though I don’t know who you are, God does and I want to give you one of the greatest gifts that I have.

A gift that will love you, admire you, protect you, provide for you, and cherish your very being.

I want to give a gift that I have treasured for years, a gift that has brought me much love, much joy, and much pride.

This gift that I will give you…

…is my son. You shall be his bride.

As I embark upon the journey to become a wife to a man that I love and admire so very much, it has caused me to think about the real gift his parents are giving to me. I have so much gratitude for the effort they put into raising this man and they have welcomed me and my children with open arms. I want this same thing for the women my boys will one day marry. I have made it a point to pray for these young girls on a daily basis and will continue to do so. My children are my greatest gift. I will be receiving someone’s greatest gift. Now I can somewhat imagine how God must feel while Jesus awaits His bride.

After all, what gives us hope and joy, and what is our proud reward and crown? It is you! Yes, you will bring us much joy as we stand together before our Lord Jesus when he comes back again. For you are our pride and joy. 1Th 2:19-20

God you are amazing!

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Blogger Denise said...

Beautiful post Amy, bless you dear.

July 25, 2007 at 11:44 PM  
Blogger Elise said...

Oh, Amy - how precious. We pray for our children's spouses every single night, as well - but what you put into words here gives it a new urgency for me.
What a gift my in-laws gave me - I hadn't really thought of that before! Thank you.

July 26, 2007 at 8:10 AM  
Blogger Amy said...

Oh, the tears are flowing down my face right now. This was simply beautiful. One of the most beautiful entries I have ever read.

July 26, 2007 at 8:15 AM  
Blogger mandy said...

this just makes me wanna cry!!!
i absolutely LOVE my in-laws. they are incredible people.... my father-in-law is the funniest wittiest guy. and my mother-in-law and i have SO much in common. we get to talking and the time FLIES by.
they are such blessings to me.
beautiful post, amy.

July 26, 2007 at 12:53 PM  
Anonymous SingForHIm@Real Life said...

How beautiful, Amy! This will be so precious when you do meet her! And God is so faithful! I wrote a post about how God sent me the perfect husband to affect healing in my life. He does already have a plan, and He is so faithful!

July 26, 2007 at 2:01 PM  
Blogger Darlene said...

Amy, that was so beautiful. I'll start sewing my daughter's gown and veil right away.

July 26, 2007 at 2:09 PM  
Blogger Cyndi said...

I, too, received a precious gift from my in-laws, and remember my parents praying for my future husband every day. I am so thankful for the godly man I've been married to for almost 17 years, and I see such a correlation between my parents' prayers and the man he is today. He told me that he feels his heart was guarded and shielded from so much growing up, and I attribute that to the parents of a little girl that he didn't know, but would one day... This was a beautiful post, Amy! I'm so glad you're here!

July 27, 2007 at 7:25 AM  
Blogger La Tejana - ~^^~LC said...

Hello Amy: That was a beautiful poem. I can see by some of the comments that it gives new perceptions to the precious gift we receive when we get married. My boyfriend and I discuss marriage, and this is something I will definitely keep in mind. Very moving and truthful poem.

July 29, 2007 at 1:27 AM  
Anonymous Lynn said...


I am so encouraged to read this. I began praying years ago for my childrens future spouses and the in-laws. I am so encouraged to find others see this as a profound and necessary prayer.

Great post. Thank you.

July 29, 2007 at 11:10 AM  

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