While I don't believe that God cares about trivial things (my mother and I have argued about whether or not God cares about the kind of curtains she has in the bedroom - long story), I do believe that God loves His children. Like any good father, He wants to calm our fears and anxietys. To my family who's "spiritual gift" is worry, He constantly has to remind us that He's got it all under control.
Lesson learned this time via TJ Maxx. My future MIL had gotten me some shirts for my birthday, but told me that I could return them for something else if I liked. She constantly apologizes for only buying me tops, but pants are just not as easy to fit. I tried on all 3 shirts for Mr. Right, and after getting his opinion, decided to return two of them. Side note - in exchange for the two tops, I got a GREAT dress!
God answered a prayer though a discount clothing store. Sounds ridiclous huh? But as I walked toward the dressing room I saw a tea length purple halter dress. Not exactly the shade I wanted, but definitely the perfect style to fit the body type of my bridesmaids. My biggest concern for my sister was finding something that would allow for her breastfeeding body. This empire waisted dress was perfect. I called both the ladies and asked what size they would need. Each requested a size up. For the price ($25) they could easily have it altered down to fit them if need be.
I'm quite convinced that this qualifies me for best Bride of the year. Sure, they will probably never wear this dress again. Let's face it, for $25 who really cares. And we all really know that they would have never worn a $150 dress again either.
Which brings me to the actual point of this blog. Mr. Right is having a groomsman crisis. One has been fitted for a tux, but just started a new job and doesn't know if he'll get the time off work to make the trip down. The other isn't sure that he wants to be in it at all.
I can only say that God has now used this blog to remind me of His goodness. Funny, when I started writing...um...rambling I thought I was going to focus on the crisis. But the Lord instead reminded me that its not about the dress, or the tux, or even who is standing beside you. This is the day I would confess my love for Mr. Right before God and my family, and will make a convenant to always honor that love. As long as God's invited, I've got nothing to worry about.
"Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God." Phillipians 4:6