Precious in the Sight of God

This is a very personal post. As a daughter, a sister, a wife, a mother and a grandmother, God has truly blessed me with a family that has enriched me, taught me, molded me, supported me and loved me. What more could anyone ask for?

Two of the women in my family I did ask for – directly and for years. Shortly after my two sons were born, I started praying for the wives God had planned for them. I believe that Paul was led to write Ephesians 3:20 to describe how my prayer was answered – in a way that was far more abundantly beyond all that I could ask or think.

My first daughter was given to us as a toddler. We knew her, loved her and were thrilled when our son married her shortly after graduating from college. She is everything a woman could want in a daughter and more. She is the perfect mate for our oldest son and an incredible mother to three of my grandchildren.

We had to wait a little for our second daughter as our son did not meet her until he was already in the Air Force. As soon as we met her, though, we knew that the wait was over. She is not only perfectly matched for my son and an amazing mother to my grandson, but she has my taste in decorating and my love for dishes!

My girls are beautiful, inside and out. I am not aware of any other Christian women who are stronger in their faith than they are, nor any daughters who make a mother as proud as I am.

As one of them is celebrating an anniversary today, I just wanted to publicly thank God for these women who are so precious in my sight.DSC05038

but let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the imperishable quality of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is precious in the sight of God (1 Peter 3:4).

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