It is hard to put into words

what I’m feeling today


for my boy,

who became a man,


the boy

who I spent minutes

and hours

and days

and weeks

and months

and years




found a beautiful girl

and will marry her today


and he loves her


Such depth of love they have

and it enlarges my heart



And joy is right on the tip of my tongue

this day

while melancholy is not far behind


My thoughts are all over


This child I have poured into

will hold fast to the beautiful girl


He will be a husband,

and a good one too


And all those minutes

and hours

and days

and weeks

and months

and years

are cherished in my full heart


knowing they were worth it


and thanking God

for the love He has allowed me to share with this child


I gladly

with joy

and a few tears

hold my arms open


for both

when it used to be for one


for that is the way it is meant to be

and my mama heart knows it


and I will add it to my memories

fully cherished


– Susie Stewart


I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.

– 3 John 1:4 (NIV)


Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her

– Ephesians 5:25 (NIV)


Three things will last forever—faith, hope, and love—and the greatest of these is love.

– 1 Corinthians 13:13 (NLT)




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  1. Simply beautiful. As a mother of a son, I resonate with your words. Congratulations and shed those tears. Rejoice and sing. How beautiful!


  2. Susie, you have such a beautiful way of verbalizing what is on your heart! Congratulations to you, Andy and all involved. Praying my daughter finds a man who was raised by a mom with the same unconditional, precious love that you have for your children. What a wonderful picture of how Jesus loves his children! You inspire me!


  3. Katie Callahan August 2, 2017 at 4:30 am

    So beautiful, Susie! I dropped some tears reading this. I remember our days together as young moms, and sometimes I want those days back. The Lord is precious to remind me, however, that he is accomplishing something new. Today I rejoice with you! God has faithfully answered your prayers for a Godly wife for Arik. God is SO very, very good! Love you, sister 💕💕.


  4. <3. I can't wait to hear how the day went.


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