My Son’s Letter To His (Future) Wife

I’m so full of love and pride for my son after reading this, I’m not going to comment.  This is from my oldest son Trey who is 20 years old.

CoupleMy love,

Words cannot express the excitement I have when I begin to imagine how God will unfold our lives and how He will bring us together by making our paths cross! I cannot help but wonder what you will be like. What is your family like? What is your age in comparison to mine? What are your likes and dislikes? What are your strengths and weaknesses? What is the testimony of your salvation? What is your favorite color? Are you daddy’s little girl or partial to your mother? How many children do you see yourself parenting with me? What is your career?

These are only a few questions I have when it comes to being your little Curious George. I continually find myself asking God to protect you, bless you, and fill your life with happiness that no one will be able to take away. I know you will be someone who loves and enjoys the small things in life and can have a good time without the trash some people need to “enjoy” this world.

I cannot wait to meet your parents and the rest of your family and let them know that I truly, genuinely care for you and will do whatever it takes to protect you! I am ready and willing to set the example of Christ and His love to you and our families. It excites me for Sunday mornings when we can wake up and get our children ready for worship in the House of the Lord. I am SO ready for the days we will spend playing with our children around the house.

I want you to know God has His hand over both of us at this very moment, although I do not know who or where you are right now! But God DOES and has been preparing us for each other since we first entered into this world. Every heart break and bad relationship will seem to be something small and insignificant once we are finally together and can be each other’s backbone. And we can hold each other’s hand and grit our teeth and fight through whatever God brings into our life. I am ready to encourage you and be your solid rock that I’m sure you have dreamed about since you were a little girl.

Everything will finally seem right when you look down the aisle in your white dress and see me waiting for you in my tuxedo. I probably won’t be able to hold my emotions in as I get ready to fuse our hearts together to become one and embark upon living a life of God, love, devotion to each other, honesty, patience. We will finally be able to live out 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 “Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.”

I want you to know I am praying for you on a daily basis!! You are and will forever be my sweetheart. I love you more than you can possibly know at this moment and I cannot wait to see God’s BIG plans for us. But until that day, I’ll be missing you!! I love you the future Mrs. Ethridge!

Your one and only,

Click here for the thoughts I had on my son’s letter the next day…


10 comments on “My Son’s Letter To His (Future) Wife

  1. SueB says:

    Oh Trey
    If only all young men were so insightful and WISE God truly has His hand on you!

    (Still miss the Ethridges)

  2. Ryan Whitley says:

    Ron, Trey’s letter is a keeper. More than that, I am going to make it required reading for my children. Wow, his love for his future bride – whomever she may be – is like Christ’s love for the church. Additionally, he learned about the purpose of a family from you and Pam. Kudos, my friend, kudos. You have served the Lord well by teaching and training your children in the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ. Amen.

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  4. Margaret Hall says:

    Trey, this is outstanding and God will bless you with a wonderful, wonderful future “Mrs.”

  5. Irene Spivey says:

    Trey, how refreshing to hear the heart of one so young speak with such wisdom ! The hearts of many mothers covet this type of young man for their daughter. I’m sure God has someone special He’s preparing just for you. After all, a young man of your caliber is somewhat of a rarity these days. God bless you !! Irene S.

  6. Amanda says:

    This is a true blessing to read and a great letter to read to our daughter as we continue to pray and encourage her. (Peer Pressure)

    Trey, what a wonderful way to look at the future and be assured He already knows. That is faith.

  7. Sharon says:

    My goodness…the future Mrs. Trey Ethridge is one lucky lady! You and Pam must be so proud to have raised such a Godly son.

  8. Karen Holland Little says:

    What a beautiful letter that reveals such a wise mind and a sincere heart.

  9. Irene Spivey says:

    Trey,in the game of life, I would want you on my team every time. Wiley Spivey

  10. Jeremy Simmonds says:

    Wow, that is a God honoring letter. I’m immensely encouraged that there are other young guys out there who desire to wait patiently for a Godly woman whom they can know. I pray blessings on Trey as he continues to strive for God’s best and not the worlds best. Praise God!

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