Friday, March 18, 2011

to the other grandparents

there is another couple out there who i don't know, but whose life will intersect mine in a powerful, beautiful and permanent way. i prayed for this couple last night. around midnight in my dark bedroom. and again this morning, shuffling through the sunrise behind closed blinds.

the parents of the person my child will one day marry. this child of mine that exists only as a dream. a recurring one, filled with images of sunbathed kitchens and crayons on the table. cartoons on saturday morning and pictures on the front lawn on sunday morning. this child that is still a few years away, but present on my mind.

what were they doing last night? are they married yet? will they marry? did he reach across the pillows last night and hold her? for my sake, i hope they have good genes. and teeth.

robert's mama wrote me a little note one time and said that she was praying for me as soon as robert was born. i love that idea. of praying for someone you don't know or haven't met yet. i prayed for robert before i knew him, too.

and i've never thought to pray for this other couple. down the road or across the universe. but, God willing, we will share the sweetest years of our lives together. we will sit across the aisle from each other in a little chapel. we'll sit anxiously in a hospital waiting room for hours, and then, we will become grandparents together. we'll share in holidays, birthdays and deaths.

i sometimes think about the fact that i'm going to meet someone who will change the axis of my world for the rest of my life, and i don't even have that person's name picked out yet. but somewhere there was a woman last night, and hopefully a man too, whose lives will also be changed. first when they have their baby, then when their baby meets my baby.

and the crazy, twirling, teeny tiny world spins madly on.

22 comments:

MADMommy said...

This was beautiful!

Daydream Living said...

Hi Courtney,
With a smile I read your posts, thank you!
(am i missing something, or are you going to tell us something very blessed soon? just curious...xx)
Love that photo of you and your family,
beautiful memory!
Take care hon,
Maureen x

Confessions of A Confused City Girl said...

*SIGH*
I havent beenby your page in a while but i just love this post... It's so beautiful!
And it's true, you never stop to think of the OTHER grandparents...

genius...

~Sherine
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Marissa {Petal and Ink} said...

This is so sweet. :]

Christi said...

Thank you for blowing my morning to smithereens... in a good way. :) What a wonderful and amazing slice of life upon which to ponder...

Nikki said...

I just haven't had time to read till now but I love your blog and almost died when you said what you did about them having good genes....and "teeth"~!! Sorry, I don't mean to mock you but it made me laugh so hard when you said "teeth"!! I guess I'm just overly (ya think? With all going on in my life right now!!??!!)?? Well so happy I got to stop by.
Blessings to you!
Nikki

Nikki said...

Yes, I just proved how "overly" T-I-R-E-D I am!! lol
Xo's
Nikki

bethani said...

i love reading your blog everyday. such a breath of fresh air.

i love the idea of robert's mother praying for you long before she even met you. such a wonderful thing to know someone you don't even know yet is praying for your well being. :)

just a note and thought... maybe i'm over thinking this, but i'm sensing alot of baby tones here in the last couple posts.. baby fever going on? or maybe something more?? just saying :)

love ya lady!

Thisisme. said...

Gosh, that is certainly different, thinking that far ahead. I don't know how you do it, time after time, but you have come up with another beautiful post dear friend. Have a special weekend.

charla beth said...

wow, what a sweet God-fearing spirit you have. your words always inspire me.


this post was truly thoughtful and touching.

vintch said...

@maureen & bethani: nope, no baby any time soon:) just pondering all the changes that he/she will one day bring!

Laurel Lynn said...

i love reading your blog everyday. you are so talented with your thoughts and words. and what a sweet, sweet lady robert's mama is :) give them my best.

Meri said...

I do this sometimes too, kind of think about "whatifs". Fun post!

Amber Blue Bird said...

thats a lovely thing to pray. My sister in law just found out she is pregnant....i bet she is doing the same thing, praying for her little boy or girl to have an extra special husband/wife

Tiffany said...

Oh my gosh, I always love your blogs, but this one was just perfect! I, too, have prayed for my future husband (wherever he may be) but I love the idea of expanding this further. Thanks so much for sharing!

~Tiffany
http://tiffanyd22.blogspot.com

Melissa: Write it in Lipstick said...

I love this, I never thought of praying for the women my children might me. I just been preparing them for the man I want them to be.

Write it in Lipstick

Ana* said...

My mother does this, I remember she prayed for my husband & my sister's since I was a little girl. My sister met him & is happily married, I guess that prayer has sent away all the wrong guys i've been seeing since high school and will someday guide my other half my way. This post is beautiful, I love that idea of praying for people we don't know

Alisha said...

This is so incredibly sweet. I love that your mother-in-law prayed for you and robert. Thanks for sharing this. I've never thought about the idea of your children growing up and praying that they meet the ONE God has for them. Thank you.
Happy weekend. :)

Shalyn said...

So sweet, Courtney! I love the idea of praying for people who will one day be a part of your life. When I was going through a really hard time my freshmen year of college because of an ex boyfriend, my mom told me that somewhere my future husband was praying for me. Those words gave me so much comfort. And she was right:-)

Signe said...

You write so well! I never even thought about this but you are right - maybe one day me too will meet 'the other grandparents'! I hope we will get along :)

Juhee said...

loooovee this post!!

Dacia@TheRufflyOwl said...

and now i caught up on this one and i'm officially teary eyed. :) i lost my composure when roberts mom gave you that note. one of the sweetest things ive heard in my life. xo

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