… As I’ve told you, I have enjoyed and appreciated your magazine. It has been a blessing, and has helped me to understand where my precious granddaughter —— is “coming from”. The ideas you have put out in your “Shining Stars” and those who have shared their life experiences are new to me – but I wish I’d had the concepts when I was young. I’d have felt they were good!
When I’ve tried to share with others the stand Glenn and I took in our young relationship, I’ve been told not to bother trying to tell the youth as they would not believe me anyway! You might, and I’m tempted to share with you as I seem to have a bit of time on my hands.
I first laid eyes on Glenn when we were 12. By the time we were 13, I began to ask my Heavenly Father to help him to notice me, and he did a year later. At that time he asked me to skate with him at our monthly skating party. That became a habit and we were soon sitting together in Church and were there every time the doors were open (and our folks were going). It was a very active youth group, with leaders that kept us busy with a monthly youth rally – both local and regional, plus a S.S. and Training Union party (evening service in the church we attended), so that took 5 weeks, come to think of it. But anyway, the youth were together often, and with every get together there was special “spiritual worship time”. We felt very close to Jesus, and He was in our thoughts continually. We soon agreed to pray that the Lord would bring along someone else that would “catch our eye”, if we were not meant for each other. The test would be for a year from our first time to skate together (May 14th 1954). If at that time no one else had looked interesting to us, we would “know” that we were “meant for each other”, and we would seal that with a kiss. After reading SSM, I now wish we would have saved that kiss for our Wedding Day, which probably would not have happened at the age of 16 (and 1/2:)). But I can say that we had a very special honeymoon, and I believe that was because of a years wait for our “sealing time”. It did give us a little strength, that we might not have had otherwise. But it touches my heart deeply to know that there are young ladies such as you, my precious granddaughter, and your readers, that are saving yourselves for “the one” that God will send. If you will continue to wait upon Him, pray and trust in Him. He has never let me down. I enjoyed the story by Brittany Vawser. I believe that He will not do for one, what He will not do for another. So be patient, He’s not finished with us yet!