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Dearest Husband

In Marriage on Monday, January 25, 2010 at 8:59 am

 

Anna also wrote letters to her future husband.  Since she loves to write, I wasn’t surprised  that she had written several letters over the years.  She recently shared a book of letters with me.  The first one she saved is from 2003.  She was 15.  Several  more were written in her book through 2005. 

The first thing I noted was the heading.  Anna wrote her letters to “Dearest Husband”.  Being the passionate, romantic she was (and is, still), her many letters were full of hopes of the future, the things she was currently learning and even books she was reading. 

Excerpts:

2003 “It’s hard to write you and not get excited about someday meeting you face to face.  I know someday you’ll read these letters and I just pray that God is preparing you just as He is preparing me. “

2004″….I just have to be careful I’m not getting too anxious for you, but remember to just pray for your safety and purity…”

2005. “In Proverbs 31:12 it says that the wife brings good, not harm all the days of her life.  This means that even before I meet you, I should be honoring you with my emotions and most definately my thougths.  I’m  also learing about the sacrifices and unconditional love of Jesus, and how someday I will be able to pour that love out into our marriage. I pray for you, love.  I  pray patience and strength for your fierce heart.”

God already knew. 

While Anna was dreaming and writing to her Dearest Husband, he (Cody Light),  was entering the Marine Corps in 2003.  In 2004, when she often mentioned praying for his safety, he was in Iraq.  He was there until May, 2005, while she was praying for his patience and strength. 

He came back to Oklahoma City in December, 2008 and visited Lifechurch, Northwest Campus, where Anna is on staff. 

2005 “How I think of the day we will meet.  Will I know it is you?  Have I already met you, even now as I write you this letter?

No. She didn’t know.   In fact, she called him Caleb for several weeks!

Anna and Cody were married on August, 7, 2009. 

Isaiah 64:4  For since the world began,
      no ear has heard,
   and no eye has seen a God like you,
      who works for those who wait for him!

Did you write letters to your husband-t0-be?  Share your story.

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  1. Well, now I’m crying over here like a baby.What a sweet, precious story. I’m so glad you have it documented. How amazing our God is to orchestrate His perfect timing 🙂

  2. You know Robin, I prayed for a young lady for Cody throughout high school and when he went into the Marines; and I am not surprised that Anna was praying for her husband, my son. I prayed for my “Hero” and I know that only by God’s grace did he come back to us but also to Anna. She is my Heroine who came into my Hero’s life!
    Great story girlfriend – Great Mom!!
    love you!

  3. Such a sweet story. (And a sweet response from his mom!)
    Hope to see you on Wednesday!

  4. This is not a good post for me to read while Cody is away… it makes me miss him so much! Thanks for sharing my letters. I think it is a good practice for any single lady (or married!) Having things documented is so priceless. Think about it… someday, I’ll be able to show my daughter the words I wrote to her dad before I even knew him… love it!

  5. I was talking to God about Jerry after our first date and he hadn’t called me again for 2 weeks. I had just told God that I trusted HIM and surrendered my heart to HIM no matter what happened in our relationship. I said, “Amen” and the phone rang…it was Jerry asking me out on our second date. It is amazing how involved God is in the relationships of our hearts. Thank you guys for sharing your beautiful story. I am still praying for my daughter-in-love…Can’t wait to meet Daniel’s wife. This journey just keeps getting better and better.

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