With the wedding just three days away I find I am becoming very emotional, sentimental and reflective. Words cannot possibly describe the joy and gratitude I feel at this time. God has blessed me with such an incredibly wonderful son and now He is blessing me with an incredibly wonderful daughter-in-love. My heart is bursting with happiness over all of His wonderful blessings!!
You came to me
not after nine months of waiting...
No, I had to wait forty-nine years
before you came into my life.
And then, there you were...
fresh-faced, hair swinging, that marvelous smile
enhanced by the altogether lovely spirit
shining in your sparkling brown eyes.
He proudly presented you to me
and I knew you were THE ONE.
I'd often wondered how I would feel
when my son "got serious" about a girl.
It's not that I thought she wouldn't be "worthy" --
I worried that she wouldn't love him enough
or believe in his dreams or laugh at his jokes.
Would she support his decisions yet stand up for her own?
Would she be strong through the bad times
and cherish the good times?
Would she like me?
Would I like HER?
And then I met you, and I knew...
Here was not a person
I could call "Daughter-in-Law,"
because that sounds like a contract
and doesn't begin to describe our relationship.
Law has nothing to do with it...
but LOVE does.
And so you are my Daughter-in-Love,
who grew not under my heart, but certainly in it.