Friday, October 24, 2008

Meet the Parents (parent's edition)

Before I begin this post I have a confession to make....
I didn't really catch the fish in the previous post. The man of the house caught it in some kind of "fish cage" that sits in the water and we each took a turn getting our picture with it. I never even touched that fish.
And in case you are concerned, they let it go right after the photo shoot! Sorry if I was deceptive, I guess I was living out my fantasy of being a "Fisher Woman"! lol

Now today it is all about the child who claims I never write about her on my blog....

One night, right before Labor Day, my oldest daughter was visiting and explaining to my husband and I how wonderful her "on again/off again" boyfriend was. Even though we thought he was selfish and controlling she was convinced it could work if she would just change a few things about herself (like eat healthier, get in shape, wear more revealing clothes, be more fun...).

As her mom I wasn't convinced and I prayed for God to intervene. Specifically I prayed that somehow God would open her eyes and show her the plan He has for her life, and that she would have the courage to pursue it before she was burdened with big consequences from an unhealthy relationship.

Well God acted fast and I didn't have to wait long. The boyfriend broke up with her the next day, saying "he spent too much money when they were together." I know you must be thinking "what a charmer!" but she was devastated! For two weeks she cried until her eyes were swollen.

Then one day, about mid September, I got an emergency phone call from her:

"Mom, I have a date with a guy named Dominic!"
"Great! With a name like Dominic I'm guessing he's Italian."
"NO, I am sure he is not but he does come from a family of 8 kids."

First thing the next morning I received another phone call:

"Mom, it was wonderful! He is sooo nice but I do think he is Italian."
"Really? Why do you think so?"
"His brothers are Tony, Vinnie and Dimitri."
"Yeah, that is pretty Italian!"

Over the past few weeks she and Dominic have become almost inseparable. The old boyfriend has done his best to get her back but she has moved on. God's timing couldn't have been more perfect! If she had still been dating the wrong guy she wouldn't have ended up with this guy, and if she hadn't met this guy she most likely would have returned to "Mr. Wrong".

So this week we had Lauren and Dom over for dinner. We ate some yummy Italian Sausage Soup (yes, I'm sure the sausage was Italian, lol) and enjoyed some great conversation.

He seems like a really nice guy and it is good to see my daughter so happy! I know from experience that there is nothing like suffering through a bad relationship to make you appreciate a good one!

Here is a picture of the two of them........

And here is a link to the recipe for the Italian Sausage Soup I made. It is my favorite kind of recipe: Cheap, Fast and Easy!!


Amy said...

God does great work, amen?;)

He is a cutie! And I'm glad he is good to her. She is beaming in that picture.


A new romance is so thrilling! I've got to go call my hubby now.;)

Have a great weekend, Kelley!
God Bless,

Krista said...

They look really cute together. She is beautiful, too, by the way! Thanks for the link to the recipe. I am a huge soup fan.

Have a great day!

Cindy said...

I love how God responds to our cries for intervention so quickly.

They are a cute couple.

Bless you for praying for your children.

Capri K said...

Very cool answer to your prayer, our God is good like that! Hope things continue to be a blessing.

I married an Italian man and he is a KEEPER.

Laurie Ann said...

I love how God answered your prayer so quickly regarding Lauren and Mr. Wrong. She and Dom are precious together! She's such a beautiful girl. Now, I'm off to look at that recipe. Steve will love it - he loves anything with italian sausage, LOL!

Paula (SweetPea) said...

How very precious. That just gives me holy bumps thinking about how God worked this out.

Great pic. Your daughter is beautiful.

And wouldn't you know, OF COURSE, the old boyfriend wants her back especially now that he sees someone else wants her.

Joyful said...

What a cute couple! Praying that both Lauren and Dominic will also share together in their love for the Lord. God certainly answered your prayers!!

Have a great weekend Kelley,

Dena @ Green Acres said...

Reading your blog has given me hope that God will indeed answer our prayers as well soon. One of our daughters is in a relationship that we just don't feel is the best for her to be in either.

I'm happy to know you and your daughter are very happy!

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

Oh, he is a cutie! So is she! My mom's heart rejoices with you.

Lelia Chealey said...

Love intervention from the King Himself!
She's so pretty!!! Hopefully now she'll be happy that you've posted about her...BUT you did mention Dom's name like a hundred times and Miss L's only once.;) lol...just playin'!

Sandy Toes said...

They are a cute couple...true love is "sweet"!

-Sandy Toes

Greg C said...

Great story. My family is always asking me to write about them but when I do they critique it to no end so I don't.

Joyfull said...

Wow, thanks for sharing how the Lord worked in her life. The picture is great, they make a cute couple!

Luanne said...

Cute couple. Oh my she looks like you.
You certainly must have had your teeth clenched often when Mr Charmer was in the picture.

Its cold and rainy here today. Think I may just have to make me some soup. Thanks.


Chatty Kelly said...

Great story. Your daughter is the opposite of mine who says "DON'T WRITE ABOUT ME!" She is 9 though.

God's timing is always perfect, isn't it?

Christy said...

God's timing is perfect.... in ALL things!

Thanks for sharing the link for the soup recipe. I am going to try it. Love to have those soup recipes once the cold weather arrives.

Have a wonderful weekend!

On Purpose said...

Its great to read your blog today! I alway feel blessed by your loving mom heart for your children.

God's Girl said...

I enjoyed stopping by your blog. It seems we have a lot in common!
I am a Pastor's wife, I love Bible Study and the Lord is everything to me.

I pray that you have a great weekend!

All for Jesus,

Anonymous said...

The good news is you DO sound like a fisher woman. Look what a big fish you caught and it got away! :) I am happy for your daughter. My own niece just went through a break up and I am hoping it's not long before she finds real love. Your blog gives me hope for her.

Jennifer said...

Amazing how GOD works and just reminds us that HE is so good to us. Cute picture!

Kim@Seasons of My Heart said...

Isn't God's FAITHFULNESS....over the top!?!?!?

What an adorable couple....and I'll continue to pray!!

You are SUCH a sweet Mamma!!!

Love ya girlie!

Shabby Olde Potting Shed said...

What a great story! A mother's prayer answered, and God's will is what we want for our kids!
What a cute picture of the two of them... who knows? right????
Love the smiles on their faces!
Later gater,