The Official Writing Challenge
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This is beautiful and resonates with the prayers in my own heart for my beautiful daughter-in-law and how God answered them so perfectly.
05/16/08
Absolutely lovely. What an awesome piece - I hope you have someone to give this to (or will). As a bride, I would LOVE to read this from my mother-in-law. Delightful!
05/16/08
Wonderful story telling! Well-written piece. I enjoyed it from beginning to end. Very creative the way you showed the progression of the years.
This is so sweet. A perfect prayer for every parent.
05/18/08
Wow, we might be looking at a "three-peat!"
Lovely rhyme and meter, but more importantly, lovely thoughts. I wonder how many mothers pray the same thing for their children? This is very well done.
05/18/08
Wonderful writing!
Laury
This brought a tear to my eye because it perfectly captures my feelings toward my own DIL's. Well done my FW friend.
05/18/08
I'll tell you how brilliant this was AFTER I swallow the lump in my throat.
The poem flows beautifully as the story unfolds. Love it!
05/18/08
When my eldest son was born, someone told me to start praying for his future wife. So I do, for both sons now. THIS is a keeper. So perfect, it's inspired me.
What a sweet prayer! Nice job.
05/18/08
Well done.
Wah, Wah, my heart is filled with tenderness for you and your family. It gives hope for tomorrow.
I hope that my mother is praying this for me, and I hope that the girl exists somewhere out there.

Beautiful writing. I sense a winner here. :)
Wow, this is beautiful! Good reminder to us mom's to pray for our children's spouses.
05/20/08
I guess we aren't to know who the authors are - on this FW challenge, but if I were to guess, I would say it was from a very good friend of mine, M. Anyway, it was a spectacular poem. It has the rhyme and rhythm so familiar to me, of this M. friend. But whoever is the author, I say EXCELLENT. The message was great too. I hope you are a winner! If I had been a judge, I would have chosen this poem as a first....Helen
05/21/08
I've prayed a prayer like this for my own son, Marianne. What a beautiful welcome to the family this is for any daughter-in-law!
05/21/08
Brought tears to my eyes as I thought how I pray for my children this way -- and reminds me that I need to do it more often! Absolutely perfect!
This is just delightful. If only more parents prayed for their children's future spouses. Wonderfully crafted, well done!
05/21/08
Lovely! I especially liked the title, makes me think of my grandmother. Great job! ^_^
05/21/08
The title is perfect! I love it. This beautiful poem will resonate within the heart of any mom who has prayed for her children's spouses. Good job! Blessings, Cheri
05/21/08
Absolutely gorgeous poem! What a great message of confidence in His Plan for our children. Keep 'em coming!
Beautiful poem, Mariane... Congratulations on 8th place!
Absolutely beautiful, Marianne! A beautiful treasure to give a DIL and a good reminder to all of us parents to keep praying for that future spouse. Love it! Excellent writing.
This is soooo very deserving of an EC. Congratulations! I love the prayer. :)
05/22/08
Okay, I swallowed the lump in my throat. Now all I can say is CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR EDITOR'S CHOICE. Sorry, I'll take my voice down now. So happy for you!!!!
05/22/08
Wow, I can sure relate to the sentiments here! Good job.
05/23/08
Congratulations on your EC. This is beautiful.
05/25/08
Mariane, I'm going to feature this delightful poem in the Front Page Showcase for the week of June 23. Look for it on the FW home page, and congratulations!
Oh, precious friend Mariane! This says it all perfectly!Congratulations! What a gift you have for penning the thoughts of the human, and in this case, the mother's, heart! I felt exactly this way and God blessed us with a daughter in law who is truly a daughter to me. Blessings to you and your Spirit filled writings!
Truly blessed, waiting with faith and prayer, the results are awesome as our God is. God Bless you, Keep encouraging.
06/24/08
Oh, Marianne - absolutely BEAUTIFUL (I say again LOL) - and so deserving of the showcase. Brought a tear to my eye.
06/28/08
Congrats Mariane, on having this showcased this week!
A fantastic writing that fits my feelings for my son and his future intended. You were right on key... Thank you for this...
Bless you
Bruce Rice
This is so beautiful. I hope that somewhere there is a woman praying the same things for me. What a treasure this is.
07/01/08
This bears reading again and again. So glad this poem is being showcased this week.
07/03/08
As a writer, this is an awesome poem. As a mother, it is heart-touching and brings tears to my eyes as I think of the future spouses of my own children. Thank you for sharing!
Congratulations on your well deserved showcase! Big hugs, Naye