I've wanted to sit for sometime now and write to you, telling you all about the wonderful man you are about to marry. Ever since his chubby, little, hand grabbed ahold of my fingers in the hospital after he was born and his smile stole away my heart, I knew he was going to be special and change me in ways I never knew needed changing! We share a special bond-a mother and son bond-one that I hope you get to experience someday if you are to ever have a son.
At the time of this letter, he is only 2 1/2 years old, so he is still my little man; my buddy! Of course, this is hard for me to even imagine-the thought of him getting married-when I am still the only woman who holds the key to his heart. The only woman whom he whispers "I love you" to in the middle of the night. The only woman who melts when his blue eyes look into mine and say "I'm Sorry"! The only woman who wants to protect him and see the best for him and love him with all of her being!
But I know that once those same blue eyes meet the eyes of you, the one God has planned for his life since before he was born, this will all change. You will be the one hearing "I love you" in the middle of the night and melt when his blue eyes look into yours and say "I'm sorry" when he does something wrong...because he will-do something wrong-we all do! And I will no longer be the only woman wanting the best for his life and loving him with all that she has! I will be sharing all of this with you! And I am thrilled of this, for I have been praying for you! That God will protect you and that you will make Him the Lord of your life. That He guides your path and that you will follow and become the wife my son so deserves.
My promise to you is this-I am doing, and will continue doing, the best I can at raising a Godly, respectful, kind, caring, loving, young man. The kind of man that I am praying will grow into the husband that you deserve. The man I am hoping your parents are already praying for, for you!
I am looking forward to the day he brings you to our home, for us to meet. Oh the smile that just crept up on my face! That is going to be a wonderful day. However, until that day-until the day you two meet, many, many, years from now-I will continue to enjoy every single moment of being his mama. Playing trains with him while the laundry sits, waiting to be folded. Reading book after book on the couch, instead of tending to the mess in the kitchen. Scratching his back 'til he falls asleep. Telling him about Jesus and His love for us. And praying, everyday, for you, his future wife! All things that he needs, right now, while I'm still the only woman who holds the precious key to his little heart.
With much love and many prayers,
Your future mother-in-law