That was me only all those years ago. White gown. A veil. Young.
And here I was. Now.
I never would have been able to imagine where life would take me. It certainly has taken me down roads that were included in my imaginations. But many that I could not have imagined. Yet one thing I am certain of – I had prayed many times for this very moment.
I had prayed for the spouses of my children since they were each born. My oldest already married and with children. My youngest soon to be married. Each time I had uttered a prayer, there truly was no way of knowing just how God would answer. I had no way of knowing when He would answer. And just who would He send into the life of each of my children.
And now, here she was. In front of me. Trying on her wedding gown for the day that was now less than a month away. She was stunning – inside & out.
She was not what I could have imagined the day that I gave birth to my son. Not a single part of who she is was ever in my mind then. She stood there, a soon to be radiant bride. Full of hopes & dreams of her wedding day & the days to follow. I already know that she cannot imagine the days ahead much the same way in which I could not. And yet this is what I do know:
God can do anything, you know—far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams! He does it not by pushing us around but by working within us, his Spirit deeply and gently within us.
(Ephesians 3:20 MSG)
And so, sweet girl – let Him work deeply & gently within you.
Then it will surely be better than you could ever imagine!