Penning the writing of a different script in my life continues. I see the magazines, I hear the stories and I have been to the weddings. The mother-of-the-bride helping with each detail, enjoying the shopping, the dreaming, while dollars flow from some bank account in which this day had been planned for since her little girl since birth. I have heard all that is to done by the Bride's family for the bride. I know the planned script well.
Our script is being penned differently. There was never an account for a future wedding. The savings accounts have long been emptied in order to live. There wasn't any plan. Day to day surviving has been the script we are living at this time in our life.
Our daughter and future son-in-law came to us early in this play expressing that they would pay for all of the wedding. For two non-college graduates this has been a large undertaking. For me, my heart just sunk. I would have to lean on the author of this story in trust.
As my daughter tried on dresses I couldn't allow the attendants to know that our budget was very small and NO! I would not be buying the dress. My daughter would bounce into each establishment not letting dollars keep her from her dream.
The script isn't being penned the way I would have written....the author of the script has known all along the beginning, the middle and the end of this story.
She found the dress of her dream. The dress alone would pay for a nice wedding. As we walked out of the Bridal Boutique I said, "well you are going to have to find it." Within minutes my daughter had searched the internet and found one.....1/3 the cost. Another bride had two wedding dresses. Her mother bought one and her grandmother bought another...she was to pick which one she wanted and sell the other. The other bride's abundance became the answer to my daughter's pray. The author of the script wasn't surprised.
The venue for the wedding was another dream. We knew the figures this place charged...our daughter had worked there for years. God also knew our hearts. If we had the money for this wedding there wasn't a question where it would be. The author continued His story.
|Milestone in Denton, Texas|
Sunday night two very humbled and grateful parents went out to the venue for food sampling. Our daughter will have her wedding in this magical place. The owners had given her and her groom-to-be a wonderful discounted price and their labor would pay the rest of the tab. Two Christian men, owners of the place, heard God and blessed our family. I know the author enjoyed adjusting this part of the script from my version...."we are blessed to be a blessing to others", is being walked out by these wedding venue's owners.
There are still tons of details to be worked out. I will not be able to throw a Bridal luncheon. She didn't have a shower given by any family members. There wasn't any "Save the Date" cards. The list ever presented to Brides these days will not be checked off. The budget is very tight. The author isn't surprised, nor does He expect this to affect the blessings He has in store for this Bride- to-be. If He can be Father to the Fatherless, He can also be the Provider for a Bride.
My script was changed. The author remains the same. He knows what He is doing, even when this mother says, "Why Lord?" He knows the plans He has for this couple, Jeremiah 29:11. I only see what the world tells me is my responsibility, I only see in part....I miss the whole picture....He does not! I am rejoicing in watching the author change my worldly script to His heavenly script....He is dealing in the eternal. I can truly say this wedding is given to my daughter by her Heavenly Father....and that Heavenly Father blessed my husband and I, His children.