Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Impromptu Blog Post – Love is in the Air

On January 15, 1992 my mother walked into the Wednesday night church service, grinning from ear to ear, with a big announcement to make. She was waiting for the perfect moment to make that announcement.  She waited through announcements. She waited through the singing, feeling as if she was going to burst. She waited while one of her friends sang special music. That was all it took. My mother burst out in tears.

Now, before you get too upset, you must realize these were happy tears. The woman who sang special music that evening was a mother of four little boys. The song she sang held a lot of meaning for her. The song was written from the perspective of a mother who was praying for some unknown little girl. You see, that girl would one day capture her son’s heart and he would marry her.
B and her Grandma Doner
The reason my mother was crying? It was the day her very first grandchild was born; a little girl.
I was blessed to realize right from day one how important it is to pray for our children and the ones they will marry. And I have done so. I have had my own opinions over the years of who I think would be good options, but I have kept those opinions mostly to myself.
Today that little girl of mine has made her choice and I think she has chosen well. I had always promised that I would not force my opinions on her about her wedding, when the day should come. It will be her wedding and it is her special day with her groom.  However, I will make one request. This song WILL be sung as a testament to God’s faithfulness in providing for my precious little girl.
My mom won’t be able to be at her granddaughter’s wedding or any of her other grandchildren's weddings. She passed away when B was barely a year old. However her memory will be there along with the memory of my daughter’s birth and the memory of songs sung.
For all you parents listen to the words of the song - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ah_uGgDDT-c You will be challenged to pray for your kids and their future spouses.

Congratulations BB and EB


  1. Your Mom was an amazing woman of faith. She blessed many people in her years on this earth, and I know her far reaching prayers are still having an effect today. Thank you for sharing this.

  2. Whoa, where did time go... Wow, what a special heritage!