Letter to the Man Who Marries My Daughter

Oh, I have tears in my eyes as I write this to you, my future son-in-law. Why I’m thinking of my baby getting married is beyond me. Maybe it’s because I pray for her every day. I know she’s not mine forever, and I’m realizing the importance of praying for you too. Before I know it, she’ll be in your arms, and that’s hard for me to accept, but I know it’s my job to prepare her now to be your wife.

Her daddy teaches her every day how a man should treat her. She knows what it looks like, and I know that’s what she expects from you.

I have such high expectations for you as well, and while it might feel impossible, I know you can be the husband God has called you to be, the husband I desire for my sweet baby girl. As long as you lean on God, seek his direction every single day, and lead your family in His way, I know you will be able to reach those expectations.

I pray that you have people in your life to show you how to love, respect, and honor a woman. Those lessons are so important because they affect my baby girl. Soak in the wisdom from God’s word, mentors, and strong Christian relationships.

I pray for you in this very moment, while you are still young. Maybe you’re in school, a toddler, or a sweet baby. Maybe God is forming you in your mother’s womb, or maybe your life has yet to begin. I pray that God forms everything about you in a way that will be the perfect compliment to my daughter. I pray that you complete each other in a way that spouses should. May you be a little more where she’s lacking and a little less where she is over-abundant.

What a sweet little one she is, and oh, the personality she has. I pray that you are blessed by her as much as she has blessed my life. She brings me so much joy, and I pray your marriage will be filled with laughter, love, and treasured memories.

Letting her go is going to be difficult, so please be patient with me. If you love God with everything in you and love my daughter next, I know you are going to treat her right, but it’s still hard. I loved her first. I rocked her in the middle of the night, kissed invisible boo-boos, and read countless stories. You’ll understand if you have children of your own, especially a daughter. You will only want the best for her, and that’s what I want.

I know God is preparing the two of you for each other, and I’m grateful it’s a process. We need time to grow. We need time to be refined, and I pray that He refines you into the man that is worthy of my sweet baby girl. Those tough times in your life are not going to be pleasant. You’ll want them to be over, you’ll want to move on, but I pray God uses them to strengthen you and make you the man who is able to love, serve, and lead my daughter.

I pray that you love my daughter through every moment of life, through the highs and lows. There are going to be times she drives you crazy, but I pray that you love her through those moments. See the amazing person she is, and I pray that you guide her on this journey.

Lead her. Stretch her. Draw her closer to God.

I pray that you love my little girl with everything you have and that you protect and provide for her. She is my baby, my sweet little girl, and I thank God for preparing you for each other. It won’t be easy to let her go, but I know that she can be so much more with you by her side than she is alone.

You will always remain in my prayers.

Love,

Mom

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