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A Mother's Prayer for her Daughter

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A Mother's Prayer

A Mothers Prayer is a true story about my teenage daughter who was naively exploring life. As her mother, I was very concerned about the choices she was making.

The power of prayer is clearly revealed through a very specific answer to my urgent prayers for my daughter. Join me as I tell you the marvels and mysteries of a God who is so genuinely loving and kind. He targeted my prayer and answered so dead on that it blows me away. I can hardly fathom a love like this - Yet He lavishly poured it all over me with this answer and revelation.

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My Baby Girl

I was beside myself with joy when I heard the doctor say, "It's a Girl!" Rebecca was my second child and my first daughter.

My baby girl had my devotion and was firmly planted in my heart, way before I ever laid eyes on her sweet little face. I knew that this child was a treasure and a trust from God.

I took my role in her life very seriously. I understood the power a Mother possessed to pass down blessings or pain.

I was sold out committed to being this child's Mother. I prayed, for wisdom, to be what she needed.

I still remember being in the hospital with her. Just Rebecca and me. As I lovingly embraced her in my arms, I got lost in her beauty. She was perfect in every way. I spent hours staring into her delicate, tiny face. I studied her - carefully memorizing every unique curve and dimple.

The video below is a touching song by Sandi Patti called "You are a Masterpiece." This song encapsulates my own heart of amazement and wonder as a Mother.

I encourage you to take a moment to experience the awesome wonder of holding a tiny new life.

My Baby Girl

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Growing Up

From the start, I realized my little girl possessed a much different personality than that of my son Daniel, who was always on the move and filled with giggles and laughter. He was my little show-off.

Rebecca was a quiet, thoughtful and sweet child. She possesses a carefree spirit. As a child, she lived in her own little world, most of the time, with her own little rules.

As she grew into her teen years, she was lovable and kind, but she wasn't easy to read. Outwardly she would concede to whatever I might say with a slight nod of her head. Though she would nod, in agreement, I was quite sure she had thoughts of her own ... thoughts she concealed.

Rebecca was mysterious and puzzling at times. I only wished, at the time, that I understood what went on in that quiet little mind of hers.

As she grew up, she blossomed into a stunning young lady. Her big chocolate brown eyes framed with thick black lashes captured many a vulnerable young boy. Her long light brown hair was kissed blonde by the sun and framed her face beautifully and her smile, well let's just say it could stop traffic.

When you have a beautiful daughter you know that, she will receive more attention than the average girl. I was concerned about my daughter's ability to handle the kind of attentiveness she was receiving. She was perplexed when she received some inappropriate attention that came her way (actually she got three guys reprimanded for inappropriate advances - two at work and one was a teacher who got fired). I had to teach Rebeca to look away when a man or boy locked eyes with her. She is still very friendly but more cautious with her smiles. As a teen, she became more outgoing. Her warmth and kindness were easily misread by the opposite sex.

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Trouble Brewing

In High School, Rebecca started to date and to bring boys home.

I was always thankful that my kids knew they could bring their friends to our home and count on a welcoming greeting.

Though I was friendly and welcoming to Rebecca's boyfriends, apprehension began to grow in my heart. She was drawn to the 'bad boy' types. I talked to her about her choices and with her typical nod of an agreement, the conversations would end.

Trouble was brewing in her heart and being the girl that she was she continued to withdraw from me and keep her thoughts to herself. I saw the discourse in her eyes and her posture. She was not a girl to be prodded for information so this period was frustrating for me as a Mother.

Though I couldn't engage Rebecca to talk, I prayed to a God who could read her every thought. I prayed in faith knowing that God knew my daughter inside and out and that He had great plans for her, and those plans were for good.

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A Mother's Prayer

Here is where I will tell you about an urgent prayer sent straight from a Mother's lips to the heart of God.

One evening my husband and I went to a Christian Concert that included a dinner. At dinner, we were seated across from a couple who were friendly and engaging. As we were getting to know each other, I learned that the gentleman was a physician and his wife a nurse.

As we chatted, we enjoying getting to know each other. At some point, the doctor pointed over to a table where a young man was carving the meat. He was beaming as he said, "That's my son, he is working here for the summer." I looked over at the young man as his father bragged about him. The son was very handsome. His smile was kind and his eyes full of fun.

The more the couple told us about their son, the more I wished my Rebecca could meet someone like him. As we were listening, I shot up a quick prayer and asked God to send Becca, a young man just like the Doctor's son.

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Interlude

Growing up is hard to do. To get through the teen years and remain unscathed by the world is almost impossible.

Rebecca was proving to be a very responsible teenager. She got a job working in a Day Care Center while she was still in high school. Every day after school Becca went to her job and was very faithful to her responsibilities. Though we provided her with a car, as a new driver, she purposed, in her heart to save her money so she could buy herself a car of her own.

It wasn't long before Rebecca had saved enough to buy her very first car. She went car shopping with her Dad one day and came home, face beaming, with a bright red Mazda.

Rebecca had chosen Culinary Arts for her major during her Junior year of high school. Being a creative soul, she excelled in her class, and her teacher couldn't say enough good about her abilities.

She made many close friends in this class. At the end of her senior year, she was awarded a full scholarship to a culinary arts school in our area. During her senior year, Rebecca applied for a Prep Cook position at a local Country Club; she got hired. She looked adorable in her uniform and her chef's hat accentuating her sweet face.

Though she was growing up, she still seemed young and vulnerable; there was such an innocence and naivety about her. Can you understand the concern I felt each time she walked, out the door to work? I would pray ... "Lord protect her. You know what influences are out there - I do not." My daughter's mysterious pondering ways did not allow me to enter the place where her secret thoughts lay.

Years later I heard the 'real story,' and the urgent need for those prayers for protection. One of the guys at work introduced her to Pot. She tells me she was afraid, at first, because of a discussion that she and I had about Pot. I swear I don't remember this, and I'm laughing writing this because I can't imagine ever saying this, but if you ask her, this conversation did take place. Rebecca relays it this way: After asking me questions about pot, I told her that Pot was very, very dangerous and that many people are allergic to it. She said I looked at her very somberly explaining that some have even died on their first try. Rebecca says an alarm went off, and then she asked me how a person would know if they were allergic. She said, I just shook my head sadly as I answered ... one never knows until they take that first drag.

Rebecca explained that a male coworker kept offering her pot. She stayed away from it for quite awhile because she was afraid that she might be allergic to it. Becca said that this guy continued to offer her pot, and he told her it was safe. Eventually, she gave in to peer pressure and tried it. She said she used Pot with caution, promising herself she would be careful not to try too much.

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She's Drunk

Another story she told me after she had grown up, was regarding a drive home from work one night. The guy who had convinced her that Pot was safe had given her some at work. Afterwards, on her drive home, smack dab in front of her, coming at her was a ginormous red firetruck.

Becca said it was reeling toward her at a breakneck speed. The firetruck had it's brights on high, and she saw many firefighters hanging off the side motioning urgently for her to pull over.

At this point of the story, I gasp, and she continues. "I whipped over to the side of the road just in time to see a big old truck (not a fire truck) with red flags, on its side, flapping in the wind." She realized her state of mind was the direct result of smoking Pot. Her anxiety peaked as she felt fear rise in her throat. She made her way to the nearest gas station and ran, quickly to the bathroom. Once locked inside she splashed cold water all over her face. Becca chided herself for, ever touching that stupid weed. That was the last time Rebecca used Pot.

When she got home that night, her brother's critical eyes caught sight of her state. He came running into the room, "Mom!" he yelled, "Rebecca is drunk!"

I studied Rebecca and concluded she was exhausted. I asked her in a very firm tone, "Rebecca have you been drinking?" Rebecca answered, "I swear to God mom, I have not been drinking!" Daniel countered her statement by saying, "Mom I know about these things, believe me, Rebecca is drunk!" I told Daniel that Rebecca would not lie to me and that I chose to believe her (Rebecca wasn't the only one prone to being naive.) In retrospect, she wasn't lying; She wasn't drinking, she was stoned!

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Youth Group

I was always very thankful that Rebecca liked going to the Church and the Youth Group. There were some great kids in that group. Rebecca loved to attend their activities and meetings.

Rebecca's best friend was a year older than her. Tami was an all around good girl who had a lot of common sense. I know God brought Tami into Rebecca's life as a result of a specific prayer I had prayed before we moved right across the street from her.

Tami and her family greeted us the day we moved in the neighborhood. I learned later that Tami's mom had also been praying for a loyal friend for her daughter. Girls can be caddy, in high school and Tami had fallen prey to some mean girl tricks.

Tami and Rebecca became instant friends. If they weren't at our house, they were at Tami's. I was so thankful for this friendship and knew what a great influence Tami was to my dear vulnerable Rebecca.

Tami did not hesitate to speak her mind if she felt Rebecca was making a wrong choice. It used to crack me up to see the two of them go at it during times like this. On many occasions, Rebecca would finally see the wisdom of her friend's words. Thank you, God!

As Rebecca was experimenting with pot and working with some seedy characters, God was at work and about to redirect her life. It was Tami's first year of college and Rebecca's senior year of High School. For six year's these two had been inseparable.

Tami was now qualified to move up to the College Aged group - but she wanted Rebecca to be with her. Since Tami didn't want to go to the high school youth group with Rebeca, it was a no-brainer, Tami would 'sneak' Rebecca into the College age group.

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The Leader

Once Rebecca had plunged into this college-aged group, I began to notice changes in her. After her meetings she always came home bubbling with some great stories about what went on that night.

She began to open up and shared more of her heart with me; I was relieved and happy. One night, after one of her meetings, she told me about the leader of the College Group. She said, "He's real, good-looking and a great teacher but he's stuck on himself and that's a BIG turn off."

It wasn't long before this teacher began to show an interest in Rebecca. Rebecca wasn't interested and blew him off. One day he called the house. I can still remember his deep, sophisticated voice asking to talk to my daughter. I asked who was calling and learned it was the leader of her college group.

After Rebecca had talked to him, she came bounding, down the stairs to inform me that he would be picking her up for the activity that night. I asked her how old he was and learned that he was four years older than her which explained the deep masculine voice.

When the young man came to the door, that evening I was struck by his handsome appearance and playful dancing brown eyes. He was very polite, smiled warmly at me and introduced himself.

As we talked, he told me what the plans were for the college-aged group that night and went on to inform me what time he would be dropping Rebecca off. They said goodbye and Rebecca trotted off after him though excited to go, it was evident that she was NOT impressed with him.

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God Answered Prayer

As time went on, Rebecca's College leader stopped by often just to hang out. I liked him a lot and could tell he had a good upbringing. He was an honest young man. I was so thankful for this influence in Rebecca's life.

As Rebecca got to know him, she saw the kindness and goodness of his heart. She told him one day that she liked his soft side, his heart felt touched that she had uncovered his outer shell.

The two of them usually sat around and watched television or chatted with me. He liked to cook. Many a day he could be found in our kitchen whipping up something scrumptious for the family.

One day when 'he was doing his thing' in the kitchen I stood next to him watching the magic happen. We were chatting about different things when I began to ask him about his family.

As he talked, I learned that his father was a doctor and that he and his wife lived in a city about 90 miles away. I continued to listen as he explained that his mom and dad were very involved at a Christian Retreat Center near his house.

I was suddenly jolted and struck dumb by his words. My thoughts screamed, "OH MY GOODNESS .. here, standing right before me, is the answer to my prayer from a year ago." It was his parent's that we had sat across from at the Christian Retreat Center. Standing in front of me was the very boy I had studied, a year ago, as I prayed, for God to send someone like him to my daughter.

I gently grabbed Dillon by the arm as he turned and looked at me quizzically. "Dillon, I have to something amazing! You know nothing about what I am about to tell you. Dillon, I'm sure that you believe, as I do, that God hears and God Answers Prayer." Dillon listened intently. "You, young man, are a direct answer to my prayer."

Dillon stared at me with pensive eyes as I continued to explain the dinner that took place the previous year. I told him about the night I met his parents and the evident pride they had in their son. I explained how they had pointed him out to me and then I shared the prayer I sent up that night.

As Dillon looked down tending, to his stir-fry I could see he was shaken and moved. I continued, "Dillon, I don't know what your role is in Rebecca's life, but I DO know God sent you to her. You may have a temporary part to play in her life, but your role is very crucial to her well-being. God sent you here."

The wheels were turning in Dillon's mind. Serious contemplation covered his face as he processed my words. I was reeling with emotions and gratitude to my God, who so targeted answered this Mother's prayer.

After that night, Dillon continued to hang out with the family. We enjoyed his calm yet charismatic presence in our home. There came a day when Dillon and Rebecca's friendship turned into something more. Eventually, Dillon asked Rebecca to go on a date with him, and, to my delight, Rebeca said Yes!

Dillon became Becca's confidant and the one whom she shared her heart. She trusted him with her secrets, questions and with all of her heart. He was trustworthy. His influence was invaluable to her growth. He held her accountable for decisions she made, especially at work. What more could a Mother hope?

Surprise Proposal

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A Love Story

One night Dillon approached my husband and I with a question. He wanted to know if we would give our blessing because he wanted to propose to Rebecca. We were thrilled and responded by jumping up and covering him in hugs.

Dillon went on to share a very creative plan he had already put into place for the proposal. As soon as Dillon had the green light he began to place calls to all of the important people in their lives. He had asked them to meet at an Asian Restaurant nearby at 6pm and then instructed them to wait for us in the banquet room, which he had reserved.

Meanwhile, at home, as the hour approached Dillon casually said, hey I'm getting hungry, how about going out to dinner. My husband and I readily agreed as we 'discussed' where we should eat.

Rebecca wasn't feeling good that day and said, "Why don't you guys go ahead, I need to take a nap," and up the stairs she went as we looked on in shock ... NOW WHAT? I hurried after her while thinking up words to convince her to join us. It took me awhile to get her to agree to come with us. I kept prodding and proposing different arguments ... though she was reluctant .... she finally consented. WHEW .. what a scare.

As we walked into the restaurant Dillon suggested seating in the Banquet room. I kept my eyes on Rebecca as she first saw friends of theirs sitting at one of the tables. Rebecca pointed and said, David, look who's here. They went up to talk to their friends ... as they did she caught a glimpse of another group of friends. "Oh my goodness," she whispered, "Look who else is here."

She kept looking around in amazement as she found table after table filled with friend's and family. She shook her head thinking ... "What are the chances that all of these friends would choose to eat at the same place on the same night?" It was hilarious to watch her expressions change from excitement to confusion and bewilderment.

As we took our seats and the waitress poured our drinks ... Dillon got up and pulled a chair to the center of the room. He smiled over at Rebecca and asked her, in his commanding teachers voice, "Rebeca, would you please come and sit in this chair?" Rebecca was horrified. She shook her head NO .. thinking Dillon must have lost his mind. But Dillon continued to smile reassuringly and asked again and again until she gave in and sauntered over to the chair.. she looked mortified!

As she sat there looking at him and waiting, he knelt before her and with a heart full of love asked her to be his wife. Her hands went to her mouth as a broad smile broke out underneath them - she managed to cry out a "Yes... yes I will marry you!" Tears streamed down her face as the room broke out with applause. It is a day none of us will ever forget.

Today Rebecca and Dillon are married. They are a very strong and capable couple. Rebecca's creative soul covers and blesses her family, house and everything she touches. Dillon's strong presence and love for his family is unshakable.

He is Rebecca's Rock ... and to me ... he will forever be a type of hero sent by God in answer to my prayer.

They are an example to all who know them ... an example of true love and commitment ... A genuine love story. I pray that their lives will continue to blend and strengthen as they work together complementing each other. I believe with all my heart that they will continue, as they say in fairy tales, to live Happily Ever After.

Susan Ream Copy write 2010

Prayer for a Daughter

Prayer for a Daughter

Beautifully written by Ann Voskamp, who describes herself as a plain Ann without even the fanciful “e”. She says of herself, "Wife to the farmer, mama to six, and honestly, I’m a bit of a mess. It’s okay, really. Grace is the most amazing of all."

Her website is full of wonderful, treasures (please take a moment to click on the link - (you'll be glad you did) the most magical music plays in the background as you read of her wisdom and insights. It's just Heavenly.

Do You Believe in Prayer?

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Mekenzie 16 months ago from Michigan Author

Frank, thank you so much. It was a profoundly moving revelation to me of a God who cares so personally and specifically in His answers to our prayers.

Thank you for the visit dear man and God Bless you!

Mekenzie


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Frank Atanacio 16 months ago from Shelton

I wanted to read some of your work.. and I stumbled upon this as my first.. wow profoundly moving.. you shine a fascinating light on a mother's prayer.. bless you Frank


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Mekenzie 2 years ago from Michigan Author

Hi mothersofnations, I'm so glad you enjoyed the article! Yes, I do tend to get personal in my writing and oftentimes it's the most personal hubs that really touch hearts. The power of prayer is amazing and I love to share the stories about God's answers so God gets glorified by His kids! Thank you for all of your uplifting words - you bring JOY to my heart!

Blessings!

Mekenzie


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mothersofnations 2 years ago

I absolutely enjoyed this article. Very touching. Thank you for sharing something so personal and beautiful! I absolutely believe in the power of prayer and it's amazing to see the Lord's hand at work in our lives and in the lives of our loved ones. Intercession is so powerful and you have that proof first hand. This is a testimony that can have a powerful impact in may lives. I believe prayer isn't just for resolution but a p0werful preventative! God bless you and your family!

Voted up and shared...


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Mekenzie 2 years ago from Michigan Author

mary, looking back I am glad I did not know she experimented with pot - it would have crushed me at the time. She only tried it out a few times before her knight (sent from God) came into the picture and helped to put her feet on solid ground. God's timing is impeccable!

I'm so happy to hear about your wonderful daughters. I have two daughters and one son whom I treasure with all of my heart. I've written several hubs about my son and God's hand in his life. So many miracles from a God who never fails.

Yes, Dusty did leave a beautiful and kind comment on this hub. I will forever be thankful for that man. Loved him!!

God Bless you and Happy Thanksgiving!


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mary615 2 years ago from Florida

I was worried for a moment when I read that your beautiful daughter was experimenting with Pot. I am so happy her life has turned out well and that she is married to this wonderful man that you prayed for. I have four wonderful daughters, and we are very close. I have said millions of prayers for them over the years, and still do. I loved that video.

I can't believe Dusty left a comment on this Hub. He was such a dear sweet man, and one that I admired so much.

Voted this Hub UP, and shared.


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Mekenzie 2 years ago from Michigan Author

Awe wordswithlove, you made me smile real big! Thanks for being happy with me! They are a great team and I am so proud of them both. :)


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wordswithlove 2 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

I am thrilled for all of you, Mekenzie! I didn't realize they have been married for this long and so very happily. I am sure that they will continue to live joyfully and wonderfully together. Some marriages are truly a matter for celebration each year and this is clearly one of them.

Thank you and have a wonderful weekend, too! :)


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Mekenzie 2 years ago from Michigan Author

Hello wordswithlove, I'm so glad you stopped by to read one of my favorite stories. Thank you for being honest - I like honest and respect you right where you are, just like you are. Your heart is filled with grace and kindness and I loved the revealing of your heart through your story.

Rebecca and Dillon have been married over 16 years now and have 15 year old twin girls and a 10 year old girl who are beautiful and full of life. Rebecca and Dillon still love and enjoy each other. They really are growing together in the ups and downs of life. I'll pass your best wishes on to them.

Have a Great Weekend!

Mekenzie


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wordswithlove 2 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

Mekenzie, this is a wonderful story and I am very happy for Rebecca, Dillon and you that everything turned out the way you had hoped and prayed it would.

I will be honest and say that I am not a woman of faith, but that does not mean I disregard others who are and whose prayers are answered. Whether it was a miracle of faith or a coincidence, I am truly glad Rebecca and Dillon found each other. My very best wishes - for a lifetime of love and growing together through the ups and downs of life at all times - go out to them!


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Mekenzie 2 years ago from Michigan Author

Hi Lisa, Glad you enjoyed it .. it was a rough ride but in the end God answered this Mother's prayer in an incredible, unbelievable way!

Blessings to you!

Mekenzie


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Lisa Joynson 2 years ago

Enjoyed this so much!


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Mekenzie 2 years ago from Michigan Author

Amazed, I am still amazed at God's very specific answer to prayer .. blown away actually! Thanks for commenting - you encouraged me today!

Blesssings!

Mekenzie


Amazed 2 years ago

Beautiful story! I am so ispired by your testimony of God's unfailing love. He is always on time :)


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Mekenzie 3 years ago from Michigan Author

Hi Chitrangada, It is so awesome how God answers prayer. I am glad you too have had answered prayer. Thanks for stopping by with your encouraging comment.

Mekenzie


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ChitrangadaSharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

This is so beautiful!

I do believe in God and the power of Prayer, therefore I can relate to your hub. I do believe that when we submit ourselves to the God, like his children, all our prayers are answered.

Thanks for sharing this beautiful hub!


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Mekenzie 3 years ago from Michigan Author

Rashika, It is a miraculous story - all blessed by the hand of God. I still feel completely humbled reflecting on God's love and specific answer to a Mother's prayer for her dearly loved daughter. He is GOOD!

Thanks for your comment and visit!

Blessings to you,

Mekenzie


RASHIKA RANAWEERA 3 years ago

THE MOST BEAUTIFUL TRUE STORY


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Mekenzie 3 years ago from Michigan Author

Hi purplepeach, Yes I think most every mother wants what is best for their daughter. God gave my daughter the BEST in a very miraculous way. He is good!

Blessings!

Mekenzie


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peachpurple 3 years ago from Home Sweet Home

beautiful story. I am sure every mom wants the best for her daughter(s). Me too. :) Voted beautiful


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Mekenzie 3 years ago from Michigan Author

Lilly's Mom, I certainly will pray with you that your daughter learns that Christ really is all she needs; I wrote a series called Single Christian ... the theme of the series is Christ is all we need. You may want to encourage her to read it.

A godly husband is a gift from Father God and I know that Dillon is God's gift to my Becca ... the grace of God in answer to my prayers.

May God Bless you with wisdom and patience as a Mother.

Mekenzie


Lilly'smom 3 years ago

Wow, this story was absolutely wonderful! I too have a daughter that is facing the same battle. Please join me in pray that her life will truly be blessed with a wonderful partner in life, but most importantly that she will realize that Christ is truly all she needs....


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Mekenzie 4 years ago from Michigan Author

Hi SRae, nice to meet you! God is a God who answers prayer beyond our wildest expectation. If you were blessed by reading about this miracle of answered prayer, you might also enjoy reading my hubs on Miracles.

As I have taken a trip back in my lifetime I am amazed that He so loves me and so specifically answers prayers. Who else can we cling to but the One who loves us more than His own life.

Thanks for stopping by, I'm going to take a hike over to your pages now and learn abit about you too.

God Bless You and Keep you close to His heart!

Mekenzie


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SRae 4 years ago from Central Pennsylvania

WOW! So amazing to hear of such an answer to your prayers. I have had small prayers (if there is such a thing) answered and I truly believe everything happens for a reason. Thank you so much for sharing your amazing story!


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josh3418 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

Oh ok yeah, it is unique :)


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Mekenzie 4 years ago from Michigan Author

Josh, no worries about the spelling. Happens alot - it's a unique spelling for the name. :0)


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josh3418 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

You are very welcome for the share, yes we do seem to have a lot in common, and btw sorry I think I have been spelling your name wrong :)


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Mekenzie 4 years ago from Michigan Author

Hey Josh, Thanks for the response and for pointing me to listen to a video of John MacArthur ... he is probably my husbands favorite teacher/preacher. Gary has all of the commentaries MacArthur has published. We have much in common do we not?

I'll get over to read your hub and watch the video. Thanks for the additional share. :0)

God Bless YOU!

Mekenzie


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josh3418 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

You are very welcome Makenzie, I thought I would return the favor, since you were gracious enough to read one of mine :) You should watch the video on my hub "Love God and do as you please" and see what you think...simple video by John MacArthur that I think relates to this hub in a way. If we are In God's will, we can do anything!

And since I stopped back, I am sharing this again! :)


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Mekenzie 4 years ago from Michigan Author

Awe Josh, You are an encourager! This is one of my highest ranking hubs along with Coping with a Defiant Teenager. Both are true grit life stories which include many lessons I learned and emotions I felt.

God does work all things together for our good. In all of life's stuff, He is present and just a prayer away. He walks beside us through the good the bad and the ugly. Why He should love me so ... is a thought that overwhelms my heart.

Thanks for the visit, the read and the votes up. You's the best!

Blessings,

Mekenzie


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josh3418 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

Makenzie thank you so much for the follow! :)

I immediately browsed your profile and this hub caught my eye, and boy am I glad it did! :)

This is an awesome story and an incredible testament of the grace and love our Lord Jesus Christ! God truly does work everything thing out; this truth is ckeary lined within every oparagraph of this enticing story you have written here.

In my opinion, you should write a small book on it! :)

Anyway enough of me :) Voted up and all the way down the line, and sharing after that! :)

Nice to meet you Makenzie!


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Mekenzie 4 years ago from Michigan Author

Sweet Faith, I am still blown away by how God so specifically answered this prayer. Amazing really and faith building for all of us.

Keep praying for your girl Faith; God hears and He answers too!

God Bless you Sister!

Mekenzie


Faith Reaper 4 years ago

Mekenzie, this is so beautiful and powerful. Your daughter reminds me a lot of mine and the different phases of her life she has gone through. Truly inspiring hub. Thank you for writing this and sharing your story. We are still praying for the Lord to reveal to our daughter the one He wants her to be with in this life. In His Love, Faith Reaper


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Mekenzie 4 years ago from Michigan Author

Anna, Only God ... to answer my heart cry so specifically .. I am amazed that He should love me so and bless my daughter with such a man.

Thanks for your sweet comment ... He does surprise us all the time.

God Bless YOU!

Mekenzie


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AnnaCia 4 years ago

Mekenzie; I enjoyed your hub very much. I believe that God is always there to answer us in ways that surprise us. I am so happy your story had such a surprising end.


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Mekenzie 4 years ago from Michigan Author

Larry, first of all, it is nice to meet you. :) The longest hub you've read .. really? I feel honored that in spite of the length of the hub you stayed with it and left a comment too. Thank YOU!! I'll have to hop over to your hubs to see what you are up too. Appreciate the Vote Up and Useful.

Mekenzie


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Larry Okeke 4 years ago from Enugu, Nigeria

Mmm... Now thats a pretty loooong story. The longest hub i've ever come across. The forces of nature have a way of granting our desires and this piece reinforces that fact. Banging hub! Voted up and useful!


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Mekenzie 4 years ago from Michigan Author

I never cease to be amazed that God Loves Me, who am I that He should love me so? He has answered many prayers .. specifically .. throughout my walk with Him. I really should write a hub on answered prayer and when God says NO because He see's the whole picture and lovingly closes doors that we should not walk through.

I know what you mean, knowing God hears and answers prayer gives hope and purpose to our lives.

God Bless You!

Mekenzie


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sandrabusby 4 years ago from Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA

Mekenzie, you are right. This is an absolute marvelous story of how prayers are answered. And this one so specifically answered. How could we live without this knowledge. Thanks for SHARING. Sandra Busby


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Mekenzie 4 years ago from Michigan Author

Yes I will Anna. If you ever want to chat feel free to inbox me.

Hang in there and never give up on hope - God will make a way, when there seems to be no way.

Mekenzie


Anna 4 years ago

please can you remember me and my family in your prayers. Beautiful and love story. Thanks for sharing Mekenzie.


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Mekenzie 4 years ago from Michigan Author

Prayer Warrior, American DOES need prayer and I join you in praying for our Country. There is power in prayer. "If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him."

God Bless You!

Mekenzie


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PrayerWarrior101 4 years ago

We have an AWESOME God! I loved your story! I came to ask you to join me in praying for America, for our coutry. I know He answers prayers, but I also know He doest go where He is not invited. Please add our government to your prayers. Thanking you in advance

PrayerWarrior101


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Mekenzie 5 years ago from Michigan Author

Dearest Mom, As tears roll down my face I want to tell you that I promise to pray for Becca and Chris. Your request is a trust that I, as a mom, understand and take seriously. I see strength in your note here - you may be human but I read in your humanness your faith is strong - only God can give that kind of strength and peace.

I am so happy your daughter has chosen a Christian College - perhaps she will meet her Dillon there ((wink)). My husband is a Pastor and he, like your Chris, felt the calling at a young age.

I just spoke to my daughter about your family and she said, 'of course we will pray.' They will both read your comment, for the details, today.

Please keep me informed over the next few months; if I can support you in anyway - I'll be here. You can write to me by clicking on: Contact Mekenzie. I pray you will experience God's presence and His everlasting arms around and beneath you. With Love,

Mekenzie


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The Stages Of ME 5 years ago

Mekenzie ~What a beautiful answer to prayer ~ it touched me so very much as my daughter is Becca or Rebecca and she is a senior and already to head off to college next year. She has had her struggles as did yours but their paths thus far have been so similar. She is a child who loves Christ and attends youth group. She has chosen to attend a bible college next year and we are so please with her choices thus far. I have prayed over her everyday and have placed her in the direct care of my Lord and Savior. Now here is my little twist I am a mom ~ a very faithful and loving mom, but I am human and I am not well. In the next couple of months I will try my best to get well so that I too can see an ending to my Becca's story similar to yours. I also have a sweet son who feels called to be a Pastor and he is 14. So in my humanness I am going to ask a favor or you. Will you please pray for my children Becca and Chris in the next few months. I will be a tiny bit distracted with treatments and I need prayer warriors for them. With my becca being so very much like yours would you gently ask her to pray for Becca as well. Perhaps Dillon could pray for Chris. I know this is bold but I am an author and my story is already out there so what do I have to lose. Sadly my situation has become a little more complicated and need to get a little more intervention. My husband and I and are family are very much followers of the word. My faith is strong and spirits are great. I am not in anyway not confident in Gods plan and will for my life, but again I am a human mom. I know my children were only our to guard and guide, I also know God has made them wonderfully and has many beautiful plans for them. I just want to have a few extra warriors on their team. I am not usually so bold to ask a stranger but felt called to write this to you. If you get this thank you for taking the time to read it and May God Bless you and your family in this time of celebration of Jesus's Birth :)


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Mekenzie 5 years ago from Michigan Author

Johnny, there is no doubt that this was a specific answer from God. I humbles me to know that God cares so much for me and for His children. God works in extraordinary ways .. sometimes I say strange as our ways are not HIS ways .. but His ways are always Best.

Thank you for dropping by for a read Johnny and leaving an encouragement to me .. may God bless you!

Mekenzie


Johnny dcruz 5 years ago

It's a beautiful story with gods intervention through moms intercession for her childs happiness and joy and peace.

Johnny Dcruz


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Mekenzie 5 years ago from Michigan Author

skye, What a beautiful comment you graced me with. I will pray for your Rebecca and about her secret place .. I pray God INVADES that secret place with HIS love and healing. I am so glad you can trust God with her .. "let go and trust and love her." If she is like you at her age .. I pray she's like YOU at your age. You are such a beautiful woman dear friend .. His love shines through YOU and I am blessed to be touched by your life and testimony. I will keep in touch because afterall, you are my Sista'

Love and Hugs!

Mekenzie


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skye2day 5 years ago from Rocky Mountains

'sista' precious one. This is such a beautiful love story. I savored the words because they flowed and in writing you kept this story captivating. God is truly amazing and awesome. Each day he unfolds Blessings and His light in our lives. We have to be looking. I love ya and I am very happy for your rebeca, I too have a rebecca. I have been praying for her. Her husband is dark. I know our God will watch over her. I let go and trust and love her. She keeps a secret place in her heart called hiding pain.

I believe a mothers prayers are answered! It is in Gods time. I guess what is scary is her life is allot as mine was at her age. I believe she will come back to Christ. I wish I could take her pain and hook her hand with Gods hand but I can not. You can lead a horse to water. She believes in Jesus and is drifting. Please pray for her.

Anyway I came over to see if you had been writing sista. I do not get to fb often. I pray all is well with you and yours. Be in touch my precious Friend and sista in Christ. I love you.

Up and beautiful. You did good mom. Keep on in Him, as you say 'keep preachin it' Hugs galore.


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Mekenzie 5 years ago from Michigan Author

Denah, I have to tell you the best thing I did was to build a close relationships with all of my kids .. even though I connected, built them up and encouraged them, it did not keep them from problems .. it only kept our relationship in tack to weather the storm they put themselves into. Yes, God was so faithful. He loves our kids more than we could possibly imagine .. way beyond a mother's love. Keep clear boundaries .. they need them .. along with consistent consequences to meet the offense and then give them to God .. I'll pray for your girls .. feel free to inbox me if you have questions etc. May God give you wisdom and patience to follow His Word and His still small voice.

HUGS!


Denah 5 years ago

That was so touching and inspiring especially for me since am a mother who is so in need of prayers for my two daughters whom i do not know what to do because they are so problematic and they dont listen with advises and i pray to God that my prayers will also be answered.


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Mekenzie 5 years ago from Michigan Author

Hello Nana, that is the name my granchildren call me too. You spoke my sentiments exactly, there is no greater love on earth than that which we hold for our children .. other than the greater love on Earth that God has for His Children. God does hear and is the ultimate answer to all of our needs .. He loves our children way more than we are capable of loving. Getting that truth into our 'being' brings peace. Thank you for your blessing .. I receive it with gratitude. May God Bless you also with peace, love and happiness.

Mekenzie


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Shyla's Nana 5 years ago

Thank you for such a beautiful story. I have 3 sons and one daughter. And there is no greater love on earth than that which we hold for our children. God does answer prayers, I for one can attest to that. God has helped me through some very troubled times. Thank you again for sharing this. May God richly bless you with peace, love, and happiness. Take care.


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Mekenzie 6 years ago from Michigan Author

Sharon, I so appreciate you stopping by to read my hub. I am glad my story reinforced your faith in God's loving, guiding hand in your girl's lives - He really cares about them WAY more than we do.

The father of the young man in the story, whom my daughter married, is from the Phillippines. It's a small world after-all.

Blessings to you and your family!

Mekenzie


Sharon 6 years ago

Thank you for sharing. As a mother of 3 girls, I understand your feelings of apprehension about your child's future. Your story reinforces my faith in God's loving guiding hand in my children's lives.

God's blessings to you and yours.

Sharon (all the way from the Philippines) :)


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Mekenzie 6 years ago from Michigan Author

lcg, How nice to have you visit my Hub. God does so love us and hears our prayers for our children. This specific answer blew me away and increased my Faith .. BIG TIME. He is so Good! Thank you for your blessing .. I receive it! God Bless you too Icg .. I look forward to reading more about your journey .. one I myself have been on and found God was in the midst the whole time.

God Bless YOU!

Mekenzie


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lcg4jc 6 years ago

Thank you so much for sharing your love story with God. Oh how He loves us mothers! So many moms can attest to God's continual answer to prayers on behalf of our children. This is one of the most excellent examples of God's love for us. God bless you and may He ever be present in your life and in the life of Rebecca and Dillon.


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Mekenzie 6 years ago from Michigan Author

jjmyles .. I am so glad you pray for that lovely daughter .. God hears and He answers! Blessing to you and your daughter.. HE IS FAITHFUL!

Mekenzie


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jjmyles 6 years ago from Pacific Northwest

What a beautiful story! I too have a lovely daughter and I pray for her daily. I know that God has a perfect plan for her life and it will come to pass. Thank you for sharing this edifying hub.


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Mekenzie 6 years ago from Michigan Author

you got it sista'


patricia 6 years ago

A mothers prayer is so powerful


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Mekenzie 6 years ago from Michigan Author

Heather, Hello and welcome! Thank you for the kind comments and the scripture .. I see you know Father God. It IS like a fairy tale ..even when I read it. I love to savor it in my mind .. (count your blessings - name them one by one - and it will surprise you what the Lord has done.) God just reached down and so specifically answered my prayer. We serve an awesome God!

Blessings!

Mekenzie


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Heatherlavern 6 years ago

I felt i was reading a fairy-tale book,that story is so beautiful and such a blessing of the promise of love God gave us.In 1John (Chapter): 5vs14-15 says:Now this confidence that we have in him, that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. vs15: And if we know that he hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have ask of him. Thanks for being a blessing..


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Mekenzie 6 years ago from Michigan Author

Welcome Duchess, Thanks! It is also a Wonderful and specific Answer to Prayer. God is AWESOME!

Mekenzie


Duchess OBlunt 6 years ago

wonderful story. Thanks for sharing it.


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Mekenzie 6 years ago from Michigan Author

Yes itakins, who could doubt God. What an incredible lesson God taught this mum about His faithfulness and love. Awesome. Thanks for stopping by and leaving your encouragement.

Blessings!

Mekenzie


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itakins 6 years ago from Irl

Such a wonderful story...Blessings on the lovely couple and the prayerful mum. Who could doubt God!


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Mekenzie 6 years ago from Michigan Author

Awe, thank you DustinsMom - it is totally Amazing! Bless YOU for your encouragement!

Mekenzie


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DustinsMom 6 years ago from USA

Wow, this is an amazingly beautiful story. Thank you for sharing my friend. Very inspirational.


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Mekenzie 6 years ago from Michigan Author

"Sometimes life is so much better than fiction" ... Isn't that the truth though. .. in this case I am AWE-STRUCK by such a very specific answer to prayer ... I have NO doubts that God answered this prayer. Thanks for your encouragment MFB - as always you inspire me.


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MFB III 6 years ago from United States

Sometimes life is so much better than fiction, and happy endings do occur, God moves in mysterious ways, he never

controls us under freewill, but quite often he wil drop a good thing into our path. As is evidenced here with your daughter. Superb story~~~MFB II


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Mekenzie 6 years ago from Michigan Author

Thank you Bri .. It amazes me too and fills me with a sense of being sooooooo LOVED! Love YOU!


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Mekenzie 6 years ago from Michigan Author

sweetpeasmommy, yes it is! I praise Him for it too! Thanks for stopping by and leaving the encouragement of your words. Blessings!


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sweetpeasmommy 6 years ago from Dayton, OH

What a great testament to God's faithfulness!


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Mekenzie 6 years ago from Michigan Author

Thank you dear man. Through all the hard times, God has written beautiful stories into my life. Blessings


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terrowhite 6 years ago

One of the beautiful hub I have ever come across.. :-)


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Mekenzie 6 years ago from Michigan Author

katyzz, thanks for stopping by and for your kind words of affirmation. You's the BEST! Blessings


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katyzzz 6 years ago from Sydney, Australia

What a beautiful story and so readable, well done, both as a writer and a mum.


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Mekenzie 6 years ago from Michigan Author

Hello jesusmyjoy - you are so welcomed dear lady. I look forward to knowing you better here on the hubs.


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jesusmyjoy 6 years ago from Bucyrus Ohio

thank you for the fan mail..


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Mekenzie 6 years ago from Michigan Author

skye, so happy to see you my friend. I don't know how people raise their kids without Jesus either skye. We need someone bigger than us who can see them when we can't and lead them in the ways they should go.

Three daughters huh? I have one son and two daughters. My youngest was so easy to raise. She had strong principles and convictions. She is such a joy to all who know her. My oldest, my son, was another story. He bashed all of my hopes and dreams of raising kids to be strong ... BUT ... it was good for me to learn that He was God's kid. When I released him to the Father .. God pursued him and hunted him down. My son now has 3 daughters and is a GREAT dad and husband. God has worked miracles in his life. I am so thankful that my God is able to meet all of our needs when we come to Him.

I hope you are well skye - I feel a kindred spirit with you my friend and can see the light shining from your heart. Thanks for stopping by. Love Ya!


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skye2day 6 years ago from Rocky Mountains

Mekenzie Hello sweet one. God loves to surprise his 'kids' Those 'God Winks' They can keep on coming.(-: (Love Your Profile) God is way cool. A beautiful story that does not really surprise me. A moms prayer honored and answered. You kept faith, you stood on 'His' word.

I have 3 daughters. Mekenzie I do not know how anyone could raise a baby without Our Lord Jesus in their life today. Glory to God we have the instruction manual. The world is getting darker. The good news is the Light always puts out the dark. We do serve an awesome God. I believe many are going to come to know Jesus in 2010. The Holy Spirit movement is on big times sister.

I had my usual Elephant tears while reading your awesome story. You are a precious gem with a heart of love and compassion. I know your Rebeca is a joy just as you are. I am sure you put huge smiles on their hearts and a few loving laughs at your 'mom' stuff. It is all good. Amen Sister.

Love N Hugs

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Mekenzie 6 years ago from Michigan Author

Ictodd, so nice to meet you. :) Your words tell me you speak from experience. Thank you for your kind words .. God is So faithful and an ever present help in trouble. Blessings


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lctodd1947 6 years ago from USA

A beautiful story and yes God will answer prayers. He is always listening and yes they may be no sometimes. We hurt when we see our children hurting always. You new your chilld very well and your prayers saved her. A wonderful read.


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Mekenzie 6 years ago from Michigan Author

H.C. Thanks for visiting my hubs. I so appreciate your kind words. I'm glad you enjoyed the story. Blessings


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H.C Porter 6 years ago from Lone Star State

Wow! This is a beautiful hub-and a wonderful story. Your descriptions (of your beautiful daughter especially) are superior. Thanks for sharing.

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Mekenzie 6 years ago from Michigan Author

Hello Hollywood, yes real love does exist and I am witness to it each time I see Rebecca and Dillon together. They are now the proud parents of three daughters. Dillon is not only a wonderful husband but he's a GREAT Daddy too. Thank you for your kind comments! Blessings


Hollywood Alison 6 years ago

As a woman who has gone through some of the rough spots rebeca did it is nice to be reminded that this love does exist..very touching and well written story. Thankyou.


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Mekenzie 6 years ago from Michigan Author

Thanks for stopping by SwiftlyClean, I am glad you liked the story! :-)


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SwiftlyClean 6 years ago from Texas

Great Story,Thanks!

Sharon Smith


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Mekenzie 6 years ago from Michigan Author

glorybee, oh there's no question that this mother loves her daughter .. more precious than all the wealth the world could ever offer. I also have another daughter and a son .. and I feel the same about them .. This mother's love encompasses all of them with deep devotion. thanks for stopping by .. Blessings


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glorybeenow 6 years ago from Texas

It is so beautiful to hear that a mother loves her daughter that much. May God Bless you for it.


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Mekenzie 6 years ago from Michigan Author

Ann, you are blessed to have a Mother who prayed for you .. thanks for stopping by.

Quill, Hugs back to you Quill - my heart is touched by your meagre words. :-)

Hi MickyDee, How are you my friend? I am so happy you stopped by for a read ... and I can see you zooming off to the next hubstop. God Bless YOU Micky :)


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Micky Dee 6 years ago

Great story. Thank you Ma'am.


"Quill" 6 years ago

Hugs Mekenzie beautiful hub..warmed the heart of the fingers behind these meagre words...well done.

Blessings


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Ann Nonymous 6 years ago from Virginia

Wow...what a beautiful and touching story! So thankful for my mothers prayers right now!


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Mekenzie 6 years ago from Michigan Author

frogy, it is an amazing story and an amazing reminder of a God who hears and answers prayer. I hope your granddaughter's story is wonderful too. Appreciate your kind words.

loria, Hooray is right! Thanks for stopping by! :)


loriamoore 6 years ago

Hooray for Rebeca and Dillon!


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frogyfish 6 years ago from Central United States of America

What a positive and amazing story. As I began reading I thought of my 15 yo granddaughter who is much like your Rebecca - I hope her story is as wonderful as Rebecca's turned out to be.

Thank you for sharing this lovely hub.


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Mekenzie 6 years ago from Michigan Author

No Question about it Pamela .. this was no coincidence .. I don't believe in them either! This is testimony to a God who hears and answers prayer. Thanks for dropping by again, I need to head on over to your hubs .. been a while. :) Blessings


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Pamela99 6 years ago from United States

Mekenzie, What a wonderful story about the power of prayer and a love story with a happy ending. It is tough being a parent and we probably worry too much but prayer is powerful and I think God answered yours. I don't really believe in coincidence.


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Mekenzie 6 years ago from Michigan Author

Thank you sweet RevLady, I pray God blesses you as you minister to so many people! Blessings


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RevLady 6 years ago from Lantana, Florida

A beautiful love story and a powerful testimony for the power of prayer. God bless you and your daughter's marriage.

Forever His,


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Mekenzie 6 years ago from Michigan Author

Thank you dear breakfastpop! I'm gonna head on over to your hub and catch up on what's happening in the world today. Though I hate what's happening in our dear USA .. I need to be informed and proactive ... if ya know what I mean :)


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breakfastpop 6 years ago

What a beautiful and amazing love story!


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Mekenzie 6 years ago from Michigan Author

Dearest Caliber .. thank you dear man, you are so kind. I needed a reminder yesterday of God's love for me ... going through some tough times .. as we all do. God brought this story back to my mind and all I could do is praise HIM for answering this specific prayer and loving me so much. There is NO mistaking that this was a 'God Thing.' Dillon went to college 4 hours away from us and his parents lived 90 minutes away ... and he just happened to come to our town and lead the college aged group in Rebeca's Church ... coincidence . NO WAY! :)


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50 Caliber 6 years ago from Arizona

Mekenzie, that is the most beautiful story of Gods will and his answers to prayer I've ever read. Your style is impeccable, much love and peace Dusty

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