Shining star…{or when a little girl grown is a bride-to-be}

California girl strides onto the red carpet.

I changed her diapers.

Flowing golden locks cascade as she gives hugs and holds tight.

I cradled her in my arms, resting her on my belly, big with my own first born sleeping inside.

First niece, sparkling like a Hollywood star, soon to be a bride.

I remember praying with her in my mother’s kitchen one summer morning long ago when she asked if Jesus could live in her heart.

We couldn’t be more sure of what we saw and heard—God’s glory, God’s voice. The prophetic Word was confirmed to us. You’ll do well to keep focusing on it. It’s the one light you have in a dark time as you wait for daybreak and the rising of the Morning Star in your hearts.
2 Peter 1:19 The Message

Her Mister ready to ship out two years ago when they married quietly.

For this reason a man shall leave his father and his mother, and be joined to his wife; and they shall become one flesh.
Genesis 2:24

Marine serving as a bright star in a desert far away.

Bride waiting at home. Then him home safe, praise God!

And now time for rejoicing and celebration.

The season of singing has come…
Song of Solomon 2:12

Lord God in Heaven, thank you for your mercy and your love. Please grant this Mr. and Mrs. a long, healthy, happy union with hearts entwined in Yours.

The Lord bless you, Eric and Allie, and keep you;
The Lord make His face shine on you,

And be gracious to you;
The Lord lift up His countenance on you,

And give you peace.
Numbers 6:24-26

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6 thoughts on “Shining star…{or when a little girl grown is a bride-to-be}

  1. Communication, communication, communication! Even when you may hear things you don’t want to face. It’s an opportunity to grow individually and together. Don’t lose sight of those little things that made you fall in love with each other.

  2. Always keep your unconditional love in the forefront. When you are angry, take a walk before speaking. Read I Corinthians 13 once a week.