"Anyone can have one kid. But going from one kid to two is like going from owning a dog to running a zoo." - P. J. O'Rourke

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Wedding Bells

As you probably know, this adorable couple will be tying the knot in just 11 short days!  Hard to believe that I will have a married child!  Yikes!

This impending, glorious event has made me quite reflective lately.  My mind frequently wanders back 20 years to when Evan was just an itty, bitty baby (okay, not so itty, bitty as he came out at 9 1/2 pounds).  I keep having weird flashbacks of events from his childhood.  They seem like only yesterday.

Then, I start pondering the 10 years that Chris and I taught the pre-marriage class at our church.  So many couples went through that class, and our heart was to help each of them get started on the right foot as they began life together.  How much more so is our desire for Evan & Erin to do the same! How different it is when it's your own son and not a stranger that you are giving advice to.

Frequently, in the past couple months, my mind has wandered ahead to when my other children will be excitedly planning for their own weddings.  As I ponder who their significant others might be, I pray.  I pray really hard for that person to be the spouse that my child needs. Since my kids were little, I would pray periodically for their future spouses, but now I pray much more frequently and with much more urgency, as I see how quickly time goes by.

Truthfully, all this reflection has caused me to feel anxious at times - not a feeling I enjoy in the least!  But even this anxiety pushes me back into the arms of God as I remember his omnipotence in my life and in the lives of my children.

"Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand."   - Isaiah 41:10

1 comment:

  1. Wow. I did not know. Well, I knew they were engaged but did not realize it was so soon. Congrats. Hope the best for them.

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