Tomorrow is the first anniversary of my son's marriage. In one way, it seems like it was just yesterday, and in another, it seems as though they have always been married. In any case, I truly believe that our daughter-in-law was a special gift from God to Aaron and to us. She is perfect for our son. They fit together and it is obvious to anyone around them that their marriage was meant to be.
I saw a photo Aaron posted on Twitter of the gift Anna had given him for their anniversary. She had handmade a note that read, "God only knows what I'd be without you" taken from the Beach Boys song. It struck me right in the heart. So intimate, yet so profound. I think it sums up the true love between a wife and her husband. I know I feel that way about my husband, and now someone special feels that way about our son.
I think Aaron would probably say that the reverse is true, too. I hope Richard would say that about me. I pray for them and their marriage every day. I am so happy that my son has this amazing young woman in his life. I am grateful to God that her parents let us share her. And that God has been gracious enough to give us another "daughter" in our daughter-in-law.
I think if I could rewrite that song, I would say, "God only knows what we'd be without you..."