Thursday, February 6, 2014

Hawaiian Dreams - Random Journal Link-up

It's RANDOM JOURNAL LINK-UP!
The Random Journal Link-up is a simple blogger community excuse to read the secret journal writings of strangers. But understandably, we do not remain strangers for long! Ha! Well, that just sounds creepy doesn't it? It is not creepy at all and our dear blog-friend Dawn is biting her finger nails this month as she has transitioned to a brand new blog site and now she is waiting to see if we will show up to share our journal links at the new party-house. We're coming, Dawn, on our way! After you read this post, go on over to Enthusiastically, Dawn, read some juicy journals and leave your own link ok? Thanks! (Goes LIVE Feb 7th)

Tonight I opened the beautiful green leather journal pictured above and I landed on a January entry from 2008. We were on Hawaii celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary that was coming in February. I guess that something about the beauty and the deep relaxation of Hawaii sent my mind into some future hopes and dreams. I do not often think along the lines that I see written on these pages. Our sons were 25 and 21 at the time and they were not with us....but my thoughts were with them obviously.

"I am imagining returning to this beautiful place in 10 years for our 40th anniversary with the boys and their wives. Either or both could be married by then, and even though neither one has a girlfriend right now, it is not a terribly far-fetched idea. ....... 

My guys with brides, God I pray for those 2 young women right now and ask you to bless them with an overload of your goodness today. Please protect their young hearts and bodies so that they will hear your clear voice when you cause their paths to cross the pathways of my sons. 

Allow them the freedom to be creative and the strength that comes from your joy in them. Pour yourself into them even today. I ask you to mend the broken parts in them and let them see who the REAL rescuer is. Keep their hearts tender, both my guys and their girls, even though they may be broken as they search for your mate for them. 

I can "see" 6 adults in line at the airport and my heart is full as I watch my men with their women. Hubs and I will be laughed at by them and we will laugh at them as they see whales for the first time or go snorkeling with us for the first time...........(I filled another page with prayers and imaginings.)

God I am asking for this. Is it too extravagant? It feels like too much...but maybe it's your idea more than mine!"

Interesting! Well, Writer Son is married now and who knows what could happen with Rocker Son in the next few years.....no pressure Honey!......but we are about to celebrate our 36th anniversary.....it could happen by the time we have our 40th, right?.  :) 

Today I look at these pages and I am thankful for the adorable and talented daughter-in-law that has joined our family. And I love that I prayed for her long before I knew her. She is a true delight to Hubs and me and we love seeing how happy they are together. 

Thanks God!

.....Here's to our future awesome Hawaii trip!!
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17 comments:

  1. What a sweet prayer and dream for your sons and to see it coming to fruition! I love that you prayed for their future wives--I do that for my little one, though he's only twelve and a long way from that journey still! Thanks for sharing on RJD!

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    1. Thanks for coming by Dawn! I loved seeing your creative journal so much!

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  2. Oh, is anything too hard for God? I love the journal, so pretty. AND the heart behind the prayers. I think the next time we Skype we should have a scrapbook/picture share so I can see you pictures from this trip. ;)
    But your prayers for your sons are such a testimony and beautiful reminder for continued prayer for children into and through the adult years. It's never too late and our children need our prayers. Beautiful and inspiring. Thanks, Susie- I am so excited that the link worked. I exhausted myself to sleep at 10 PM...I felt like an expectant mother about to give birth. But breathing easy...all seems to be fine with the new link. I am thrilled! God is faithful...and why did I fret for a week straight?

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    1. I am so happy that the new link worked so well! And yes, the need for parental prayers never ends! I am still very busy, ha! Love you.

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  3. Thank you for reminding me that imagining the future for others is a way of praying...I have two sons as well about the age yours were when you wrote the entry...I am reminded today to pray for their future wives! Thank you! Kel

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    1. There comes a time when we really cannot do anything else for them but pray. We've said all there is to say as far as instruction goes...keep on praying.

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  4. So sweet, and so encouraging. I, too, pray for my children and their spouses-to-be. Dream of them. Wonder when they will come into our lives. Thank you for both the words of the prayer and the words following that those days will come--when God intends. I'm glad you had a precious time in Hawaii for your 30th. Ours is this coming May. I love long marriages, and in a way, was looking forward to getting to here when we'd been married only one year.

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    1. I adore having a DIL! My prayers were answered beautifully. So blessed.

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  5. Susie: this is a beutiful journal entry. You have done right by praying for your sons' future wives.

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  6. Thank you for opening this particular journal for us today. What a joyous time...to be in Hawaii with your beloved, and praying for the future beloveds of your beloved sons. I love this. I've prayed for my 3 sons and their beloveds also. One has found his, and praise God, she is exactly what he needs. Sons #1 and #3 are still searching. And I am still praying. God is faithful. In HIS time, He will do what is best for each of them. Thank you for this reminder to me to keep praying and not give up hope! Can't wait to see how things work out for your #2 son too...and to see you all 6 heading to Hawaii in a few more years. God is faithful. Hold on for the ride!

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    1. You are welcome Pamela. Isn't it wonderful to have grown-up kids? I love it!

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  7. What a delightful, thoughtful post, Susie.

    Blessings and Bear hugs!

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  8. P.S.: I think the cover on that journal is awesome!

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    1. Thanks for reading! Hope all is well in Bear Country.

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  9. This was delightful. What wonderful prayer, and how beautiful to see how much it's been answered already. And right now, amid all these below zero temps we've been weathering, Hawaii looks terribly inviting!

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    1. Hi Sylvia, sorry I missed this comment. yep some warm weather sounds great!

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