Thanks Heavenly Father

I am a C.S. Lewis fan. I know EVERYONE is, but with good reason. I was contemplating this one today as I drove to Park City...

“There are two kinds of people: those who say to God, "Thy will be done," and those to whom God says, "All right, then, have it your way”

In high school I asked Heavenly Father for a certain young man who played the guitar,
Heavenly Father, thank you for giving me my youth instead.

I was positive that if one certain young man knew who I really was he would fall madly in love with me.
Heavenly Father thank you for teaching me to love myself more than that young man ever could.

I met someone who made me laugh, I was sure I had it right this time.
Heavenly Father thanks for letting me see that laughter was only the surface of that man.

I was willing to sacrifice everything that made me happy to make one young man happy forever,
He sacrificed much more to be happy right now.
Heavenly Father thank you for getting me out when you did.

In the words of a song:
Sometimes I thank God for unanswered prayers Remember when you're talking to the man upstairs That just because he doesn't answer doesn't mean he don't care Some of gods greatest gifts are unanswered prayers.
~Unanswered Prayers, Garth Brooks

Heavenly Father, I understand that I know so very little, but sometimes this human thing gets in the way and I think I have things figured out, and I ask for a certain man. I am grateful my best interests are being looked after even when I obviously don't know what the heck they are. So in the future when I make such a request again and then get very frustrated that you aren't giving me what I want, know that I really do know that this is all for the best and I am more than willing to wait for... well, the best. I never want you to get to the point where you say, have it your way, but I am positive I will keep asking.

While I am waiting I promise to continue living by my motto: "Stop thinking of the man of your dreams and become the woman of his."

Oh and when he says his prayers tonight and asks for that one girl, you know the one, and he tells you he is sure she is "the one". Please tell him no.


  1. Reese, You are an inspiration. I shed some tears with this. thank you for reminding me how I ought to be.And of the blessings I have.

  2. How true this is. I am soo glad He didn't give me the first man I pleaded my heart and soul out for. What a wreck that would have been.