Dear future daughter-in-law,
I want you to know what you’re getting yourself into. First and foremost, you must know by now that, well… we’re not normal. I mean, we do present ourselves well in public but behind closed doors, who knows what you might witness! There might come a time that you see one of us running around in the nude. (Wait, they’re kids right now so that should change, right?!) I try to teach modesty but when my sweet son comes to me and asks, “Mommy, you let me stay naked a bit?” Well, sometimes I cave! Ok, I cave A LOT!
Dance parties and karaoke outbursts are random but far too common. If you don’t feel the need to join in, that’s ok. You can video all the completely amazing dance moves each of us have created over the years! We’re so good, I’m surprised we haven’t been asked to go on tour! (But don’t EVER make me dance in public. EVER. You will die of embarrassment.) Also, none of us lacks self-confidence.
We may need a few lessons in etiquette (but honestly, we do choose to behave in public most of the time). We may skip a shower so we can spend time snuggling on the couch instead. (My husband will want me to tell you that he showers. A LOT.) We will more than likely say “poop” just to get a laugh out of someone. Also, I’m quite positive that future husband of yours might just kill me with his toots—which happen on demand. But aside from all of our silly shenanigans, I need you to know this:
I have prayed for you from the day I knew we would have a son. I pray almost every day that your childhood is filled with sweet memories. I pray that you are surrounded with family and loved ones who teach you how to have a true relationship with our Heavenly Father. (I did question praying that you would be an orphan so that you wouldn’t one day steal my son away in order to be closer to your parents. I promise, it was nothing but a thought and never made it into an actual prayer. SORRY.) I pray blessings and provision over your entire family. I trust that God knows what He is doing within your life and that every mishap is one that molds you into the exact person He created you to be. I pray that the two of you remain grounded upon your faith as you begin your lives together. And lastly, I pray that when marriage gets tough, you never give up. Life isn’t easy and neither is marriage but it’s all worth fighting for! Click To Tweet
PS- Luckily, when you think we’ve completely lost our minds, I’m sure my future son-in-law will be more than happy to compare notes! Welcome to the family, daughter!