There is a time and season for everything;
A time to be conceived and a time to be born;
In between these two periods is yet another time to grow;
Every season no matter how slow has a purpose;
Mostly for laying the groundwork for the next stage in life;
A time to find that one person you want to spend the rest of your days with;
Not perfect but whose imperfections you can live with;
And with patience and diligence, work on making him/her a better person;
Someone to build a family with; someone to complete you;
It is one of the most exciting times in a person’s life;
Where you take the big leap with someone into the future unknown;
Ready to face the odds and conquer it all come what may;
And watch another generation come out of you and grow up to be
The next people others will call well-brought up and blessed.
This is a tribute to my dearest friend and sister Amanda who tied the knot last weekend;
I applaud you for the courage to take this bold step against all odds;
The jealous ones and the pessimists; through the storms and the heat;
I have watched you grow up to be this phenomenal lady that you are today;
And I know your latter story is going to be far greater than the former;
The future is unknown to us all but this I do know;
Because you decided to ignore all voices and heed to the One who has brought this far;
And believed in His timing no matter what others might think;
You are going to flourish and blossom in rain time and even in drought;
And whatever you sow, you will reap in multiples.
And in even in hard times, you will increase from strength to strength;
And on your head will be grace upon grace;
May your story be a living testimony of God’s goodness;
May everyone who hears your story give God the glory;
And call you blessed and a blessing.
I love you, sweetheart;
Wish you all the best in this new territory;
The best is yet to come;
It has been a blessing knowing you.