How To Choose A Husband

When my eldest daughter Faith was only six she asked me, “Mom what do you want to be when you’re forty-eight?”

Without putting much thought into it, obviously, I said, “Well, maybe when I’m forty-eight you’ll be married and have a baby.”

Silence.  Finally she said, “Mom, who will I marry?”

“I don’t know honey.”

“Can I marry Daddy?”

“Sorry, I got him first.”

Silence.  Then she said, “Who will I marry then Mommy?”

I said, “Well, you need to marry someone who loves God.  That’s all that really matters.  If he truly loves God, he’ll be a good husband.”

“I think I’ll marry Jacob.”

“Does Jacob love God?”

“I don’t know.  I’ll ask him.”

And that was the end of the conversation, until a week later.  As I was clearing the breakfast dishes she came up to the counter and said, “I’m going to marry Jacob.”

“Why honey?”

“Because he loves God.”

“How do you know?”

“Because I asked him.”

So there you have it.   How to choose a husband in two easy steps!

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  1. Joan Penfold says

    Yes if it were only that easy. It took me 3 times to get it right and then somedays I still wonder LOL!

    What a darling thing for your daughter to say and perhaps if I heeded those words and advice there would not have been 3!


  2. says

    That is adorable!!! Faith is so wise for her little six year old self! It would be really funny if she did marry Jacob in twenty years. HA!

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