I know...This blog is typically written for you three, Ali, Greg and Nick. Today, with Jessi (who we have known longer than she has known herself) and Josh's wedding right around the corner, I thought I'd share with Jessi my prayer for her as she is about to become Jessi Agadoni...
So, Jessi, you went from being Josh's friend, to his girlfriend, and now his fiance, and on Saturday, his wife! Greg and I have loved the times we have been together with you two!
Jessi, God has given you a wonderful, good, strong, hard working, intelligent, loyal, family-oriented, Jesus-focused, and, by the way, a very good looking man to be your husband...the person with whom you get to do life!
My prayer for you, Jess, is that after you become Mrs. Agadoni, you will daily remember that you are Josh's friend. But more importantly, you are and always will be his girlfriend! I pray that you will act like his girlfriend! Brag to your friends about him, flirt with him, smile around him, joke with him, hold his hand, stop what you are doing when he walks through the door, or when you walk through the door, (or just any old time) wrap your arms around him, and give him a kiss! (And, enjoy those added benefits of being his wife!) Leave the changing in Josh's life to the Holy Spirit. That's not your responsibility. Yay! You get to be his wife, his friend, his biggest supporter... his girlfriend!
Jessi, I love your tender heart and your teachable spirit! I pray that you will always seek to know what God wants for you...what He wants to teach you...how He wants you to look to Him, to be dependent on Him, to desire Him as your very Life!
So, almost-Mrs. Agadoni, I pray for you...Jesus! (You know me...it all funnels down to being about Jesus!) As your Enough! As your Love! As your Strength! And, as you look to Him, He gives you His love, His strength, His tenderness, His compassion, His patience to be the best lifelong girlfriend Josh could ever desire!
You are going to be a beautiful bride! Can't wait for Saturday!
"An excellent wife, who can find? For her worth is far above jewels. The heart of her husband trusts in her, and he will have no lack of gain. She does him good and not evil all the days of her life."~Proverbs 31:10-12