To My Future Wife

Jody K Waddell:

Ladies, have you ever been on a life journey and felt like you weren’t measuring up and “Mr. Right” would never want you even if he found you?

Maybe your are “Mr. Right” and thinking you don’t have much to offer. WRONG! The kind of encouragement this “Prince Charming” offered his unknown future wife is worth more value than all the treasures of the world.

Don’t give up! Don’t back down! Keep going!
The Father loves you and he’s got good plans for you!
All my heart,

Originally posted on A New Perspective:

Photo on 3-11-12 at 9.36 PM #2 How’s it lookin, good-lookin?

I don’t know who you are yet.  I don’t know what you look like.  I don’t know the color of your eyes.  I don’t know the color of your skin.  I don’t know your name.  There are a lot of things that I don’t know about you, but there are a couple of things that I want you to know.

You’re Already Beautiful.  Congratulations, babe, you did it.  You are already beautiful.  Seriously.  If beauty is a game, you’re a pro.  You are perfect already.  You were beautifully and wonderfully made.  You have nothing to fix.  Let me say that again, you have nothing to fix.  God did not mess-up on you.  I know what society is telling you.  “You have to look like this, wear this, and have this in order to be beautiful.” Nope.  You’re already beautiful.  Beauty is more than what…

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Countdown of Hope: Trial Timeout.

At the request of the author “Little Lamb”, I, Jody, am writing today.  With the trial underway and the jury selected,  the judge has given specific directives that nonone is to be discussing the proceedings outside the courtroom.  So, this series of blogs will continue when the verdict is confirmed and the ban is lifted.  Please continue to pray for this family for strength,  resilience,  clarity of mind, wisdom,  and peace.


Countdown of Hope: 0 days left: Trial Morning . . . day 1

My apologies for skipping Days 2 and Days 1.  They were busy with packing and traveling.  Though I wanted to be “perfect” and write, I knew my fatigue and increasing feelings of being overwhelmed were warning me not to. I … Continue reading

Countdown of Hope: 3 days. Pressure test. Refusing to collapse.

Present Notes: I was so proud of Mary when I saw her successfully complete her parallel parking driver’s test this morning. That was our biggest concern. When she called me (from the car) and told me she failed the test, … Continue reading

Countdown of Hope: Down to 4.

Personal Notes (for what life was like for us before everything changed at our trial): I just spent over an hour and a half typing an email to reply to our attorney regarding questions that are going to come up … Continue reading

Countdown of Hope: 5 days. Finding Grace in The Storm.

Personal Notes: Life Notes from today  – Overcoming Obstacles Family snuggle time in bed. Back scratching, kids fussing over who gets to snuggle mom, dad semi-involved. Making lists of all the goals for the day. High expectations. Phone started ringing … Continue reading

Countdown of Hope: 6 days of Courage and Grace

(Continued from 1 Week Story – 7 days) The mediator interrupted us with the offer: “They are not authorized to approve anything of one million dollars, and they are offering two hundred thousand. I think they may be willing to … Continue reading

Countdown of Hope: A Week Away. The time has come.

(Continued from 8 Days Story) I went back into the conference room we were in and sat down beside my husband.  The sun was still out. There was a lot of chit chat going on around us. I just remembered … Continue reading

Countdown of Hope: 8. Waiting. Giving. Joy.

(Continued from 9 Days Story) We checked into our hotel near the mediation location and went to bed confident about the next day. God had been very clear that He was with us and we believed our faith and faithfulness … Continue reading

Countdown of Hope: 9 days. Ordered Steps and Open Hearts.

(Continued from 10 Days Story) I exited off the highway, and in a moment decided between two gas stations we could stop at. It is amazing to me how one decision can affect everything. I don’t always capture the significance … Continue reading