One month from today our oldest son Gary will get married, Lord willing. From the time he was born, Neal and I have been praying for the woman Gary would choose to marry. The most important thing to us is that he would marry someone who will help him go to Heaven, but naturally we wondered what she would be like. Would she really like us? Would we be able to have a close relationship with her? Would we click? Only recently has it truly dawned on me…we’re getting a daughter! Please indulge me while I tell you a little about her.
She has a great name. Chelsea is her name and it suits her completely. She is just as beautiful, sweet, and strong as her name sounds. Her name means “a port” or “a landing place.” I’m thrilled to know that she is exactly that for Gary. She will be a wonderful woman for him to come home to each day. She will be his “port in the storm.”
She is willing to take on a new name. Chelsea’s family name is important to her, but she will be taking on Gary’s family name. That simple change is symbolic of her willingness to love, honor, and submit to him (Eph. 5:22-24). It means she will be in his care and under his protection (Eph. 5:25-31). I have no doubt that she will honor her new name.
She already wears the most important name. Chelsea is a Christian. She wears the name of Christ faithfully. She is kind, giving, and loving. Chelsea truly shines. All who know her can’t help but see the spirit of Christ. We love her radiant soul.
We couldn’t be more proud! Chelsea is so dear to us already. We are grateful to God for blessing Gary with such a treasure, and we look forward to having her as our very first daughter.