Letter from our youngest daughter, Katie….quite the prophetess!
Written by Katie Meadows Mansour, April 29, 2002. 13 years old
Hey future husband!
I’m writing you because, well, because I’m so excited about getting married and I can hardly wait to start a life and family of my own with you. I know you must know that God has to be the cornerstone of our marriage, because if you didn’t I wouldn’t have allowed myself to marry you. What I mean by that is God has to be in everything that we do—decisions, goals, most importantly our relationship.
Right now I am 13, almost 14. My wishes/fantasies are to get married in about six years on July 12 (my Grandpa, Grandma and Mom and Dad’s weddings were on July 12). That is two days before my 20th bd. I will almost be done with college, getting registered for nursing. I really want to just be a mom, but until we are set financially, my career will be nursing……(she goes on to tell the number of children, boys and girls, complete with names and name meanings)
….I know my wishes and fantasies will change and I’m glad because I want you to have every part and every say that you desire. I know God has set you apart for me and I can’t wait to meet you!
Your future wife,
Katie Sara Meadows
Katie met Alexander when she was still young, 15, and actually did marry him on July 12, 2007, in the very same church as her parents' and grandparents' wedding, even though it was a Thursday evening wedding! She was two days shy of turning 19.
This May she graduates from University of Central Oklahoma with her degree in nursing.
Finding this letter blessed me so much. The thoughts and desires expressed on paper set a direction for Katie and she stayed with it. It’s hard for me to believe anything other than that the Hand of God was directing her hand, as well as her heart. Alexander’s desires match Katie’s desires, and God is the cornerstone of their marriage.
My hope and prayer for you is that you will be encouraged that God has a plan for you, and for your children. Keep pouring His truths into them. Someday, when you see them grow up and live it out…..well, that’s just an overwhelming blessing!!
Next, I’ll share some of Anna’s thoughts and dreams from her letters to her future husband.