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Sunday, July 7, 2013

The One

God then used the rib that he had taken from the Man to make Woman and presented her to the Man.  The Man said, "Finally! Bone of my bone, flesh of my flesh! Name her Woman for she was made from Man."  Therefore a man leaves his father and mother and embraces his wife. They become one flesh. Genesis 2:22-24

This week my daughter asked me to go wedding dress shopping with her. It made me feel so special that she wanted me to go and share in this special time with her!! We decided Friday would be a good day to go.

It worked out well because I was having a good day.  My Interstitial Cystitis (IC) symptoms were not screaming at me and I generally felt good. We drove about an hour to the store. I gave her my lecture on the way, about marriage being one of the most important decisions you make in your life.  Second only to your decision to ask Christ to come into your life.  I knew that she had already made up her mind and it didn't matter what I said. I still meant every word and she has already heard that lecture more than once from me.

When we arrived at the store we walked in and there were people everywhere. One of the salesladies said “due you have an appointment?” No, we didn't know that we would need one. I thought to myself oh, no we may not be able to try on dresses today! She said she would try to work us in.

We only waited a few minutes and this nice lady about my age took us to the less congested part of the store. Immediately, Miranda and I felt better. She asked the date of the wedding and if Miranda had some favorite dresses from the catalog. Miranda told her 3 that she liked and the saleslady quickly went to work doing her job.  She was obviously a seasoned professional who was not pushy, but informative, just the perfect person to guide us and not overwhelm us.

"The One" she didn't pick
She tried on her second favorite from the catalog first, simply because it did not require a slip. It was beautiful and looked stunning on her. Then she tried on her favorite. It was gorgeous and very full at the bottom. (see picture to the right) The saleslady handed her a veil to try on and a tiarra. Ah, the perfect touch. However, the dress weighed almost as much as Miranda. Not to mention, it was the priciest one of all. She decided it was not a good match. 

She tried on 4 other dresses. Almost as soon as she put them on, she was ready to take them off they just were not was she had in mind.

She went back to the first dress and tried it on again. We knew that was The One.” It's like when you date several guys and then you dateThe One'” You know he is “The One” because he treats you differently. Or like when you are buying a house and you walk into one and you know it is The Onebecause it feels like home. Or when you test drive a car and know The Onebecause it fits your personality or your particular needs.

I can't show you or even describe the dress she picked.  I have been sworn to secrecy. I will say she was so excited and it was written all over her face.  It was that magical moment when you know you have found"The One."  It was truly Unforgettable.

I celebrated my 27th wedding anniversary this past Sunday.  I am so thankful that God chose "The One" for me.  I had no idea what a big step marriage when I was first married.  But I now realize now that God was guiding my steps back then and He continues to do so today!!

“God created marriage. No government subcommittee envisioned it. No social organization developed it. Marriage was conceived and born in the mind of God.”  ~ Max Lucado

 The late, great Nat King Cole

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