The rest of the day was perfect. Yes, it was hot. Yes it rained at the church. But God....
He is faithful. He knows our needs. He knows our desires. He hears our prayers.
Now to you, my new daughter, you now will share in the role that my oldest has had all his life. The first. You will both share in the role of teaching me how to be a mother in law. You will both teach me how to pray for your family. And honestly, I'm a little excited about it. Do you remember the messages we had a few days before the wedding concerning the weather? Remember the one where I told you I was on it? I still am. I know there will be days that I may not pray like I need to, but I do know that God knows the desires of my heart. My heart's desire is for you & my boy to have many wonderful years together. There will be days when you don't even want to look at him. But there will be days when you can't get enough of him. Be patient with him. Love him. Cheer him on. Laugh with him. Pray with him & for him. Daily.
Finally, I can't take any credit for any of the weather Saturday. I can't take credit for the way these boys have turned out. I will always believe that the shower Saturday & the brilliant sunshine was from God alone. He gets all the glory for the way it all turned out. He just proved to me that what His word says is true. He used the opportunity to prove to me that nothing is to hard or to big for Him. He proved to me that if I will just trust Him, His time, His will, it will all be alright. I've known it. I've always believed it. But He never stops teaching me.
As for this first child of mine, he's my gift. I've said it from the moment I thought I might be pregnant with him. I will always believe God orchestrated that boys life at a time when I needed him the most. He was my life. My world. And I would have moved heaven & earth for him. Letting him go was hard. I won't lie. But I also knew I couldn't keep him for long anyway.
The sunset was as beautiful as the day & the bride.