Coming Down the Home Stretch

Well, folks, we’re coming down the home stretch. As of tomorrow, we have one month to go until our daughter’s wedding day. And for those of you who’ve never been a mother of the bride, let me clue you in — it’s a marathon.

Sure, there’s lots of fun involved in helping your little bride-to-be plan her wedding, but there’s lots of work, too. Your to-do list is a mile long, and no sooner do you check something off than you have to add something else. But now for me — now I can see the end. We’re almost there.

Of course, at this point, weariness sets in. You’re tired of doing one task after another. But you can’t stop now. You’ve got to kick it into gear and press on. Everyone’s depending on you. And most of all, you want to give your daughter and her beloved a beautiful wedding celebration. You want everything to come together as it should.

And so you do what needs to be done, knowing the unfolding of it all on wedding weekend will be worth the price you’ve paid for months. You can already taste the sweetness of the finish line, and your love for your daughter propels you forward. She’s worth it. She’s always been worth a sacrifice. And never more so than for her wedding.

And now as I’m coming down my home stretch, I’m wondering if any of you find yourselves on a home stretch of your own. If so, don’t let weariness do you in. Kick it into gear and press on. The sweetness of the finish line is just ahead!

“…let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.” Hebrews 12:1b

Flickr photo by nyflygirl76, Creative Commons License

*Thanks for your prayers for Don’s mother. Things have been up and down the past few days, but she is still in her assisted living home. We’re praying she’ll get back to more stable health soon.


  1. Wow, Cheryl! You’re almost to the finish line (or the beginning, depending on your point of view). Sending you prayers for a strong finish to the big day. Enjoy the days to come.

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