Today we’re close to a life changing moment
Tomorrow amidst a throng of observers and before God, my middle olive shoot beholds a beautiful woman adorned in the loveliest of linens
Walk down the aisle and become his wife forever.
For all these years, we have been a close family
Priding ourselves on raising our three olive shoots to be men of God, to be ready for this moment when they go from not only being our children but
Being someone else’s beloved for life
We are so close.
Tonight I prepare my heart and pray
Tonight I speak and cry
Tonight I welcome family and friends and the woman I have prayed for since Aaron was a wee one
And my prayer is that we will be close – my sweet boy and I and the woman we welcome to our family
How could I not want that considering I never had a daughter biologically?
Moreover though I pray that these two young kids who really have no idea about the enormity of marriage
Because let’s face it, no one does and I’m 27 years into this thing
That they will have an intimacy with the Lord, a closeness to Him
I am so close to becoming a mother-in-law, I took a seminar about it and learned many “inside” tips!
It is scary, like I’m about to jump off a diving board and plunge into the unknown
Entering what has been called the most complicated human relationship
And my heart’s cry is for a closeness with the Father during our lives together
And with her, if that is her desire and the Lord’s.
Today we’re close to a life-changing moment. Amen.