It’s official–our daughter is planning a wedding.
Everything is in place–the bridesmaid dresses, location and time.
What is not decided upon is the groom. That will come much, much later.
I’ve wondered when we would get around to talking about weddings.
As little girls, we all dream and plan, then we plan and dream some more about our wedding day. For my daughter it occurred as we picked out tomato plants, Canola oil, and Rubbermaid containers at Wal-Mart Saturday.
My mind was crowded with important things such as where I was going to plant the tomato plant and what to cook for dinner. DD’s mind was filled to overflowing with rose petals, long dresses and a 5 o’clock wedding.
In the hearts of little girls the Lord puts a desire, dream, and vision for their one-of-a-kind wedding day. It’s one of the beautiful mysteries of being a little girl.
While her thoughts are filled with flowers and sunsets, her groom is not even in the equation.
Poor little boy–he probably spent today swimming and riding his bike, not knowing she was planning one of the most important days of his life.
I’m sure his response would have been yuck had he known!
She will plan for years without him, but it does not mean he is not important.
From the time I found out I was expecting her I began preparing for him.
I made the decision with our first child to pray for our children’s future spouses. This prayer precedent was set by my grandparents who prayed for my husband, children, and children’s children from my birth until they passed way. Following their example, I also include prayers for parents, siblings, and friends who are right now greatly influencing the lives of my children’s future spouses.
Catching a glimpse of a beautiful wedding day in the distant (very distant) future was a joy. It’s all make-believe for her right now, but we all know it is one dream that can become reality.
She does not realize the missing ingredient, her groom, is the most important part of the day.
While she is dreaming of a long white dress with sequins and lace, I’ll be praying for a little boy that will one day be a part of our family.