Friday, July 27, 2012

13 days {13 roses}

Thirteen days until marriage for Caleb and Kristen! 13 roses representing the children the Lord has given us from the womb to enrich our lives upon this earth! A dear lady at church handmade this handkerchief about a year ago. A quarter of a century ahead of me, I think she knew nothing has changed. A mom cries at her children's wedding. I was touched she had the single rose above the cross, delicately representing our little Joel!! I can't help but think of as the cliche says "I'm not loosing a son, but gaining a daughter." I'm gaining much more than that! I'm gaining an answered prayer, a friend, another child to fellowship and play with her new siblings, another prayer warrior for our growing family, another helper {when they visit} another woman to share joys and years and hopes and dreams with. So from these 13 roses represented on this little cloth, my prayer is that God will multiply faith, fruitfulness, hopes, dreams, laughs and life until our Lord Jesus returns.

I love you both......


-stephanie- said...

sniff sniff, may I borrow your hanky? It's beautiful, and I thank God for the blessings He has given you.

erinstwo said...

That is so beautiful! What a thoughtful gift. Congratulations to you and best wishes to your son and his fiancee!

Teena said...

beautiful! I love how God adds to our family with our children's lifemates! Amber loves our family... loves her added brothers and sisters!

praying for you.

love you.