To ‘the One’ I Haven’t Met Yet

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You don’t know me yet, but one day you will.

One day, all these days before I knew you will be the stories I tell you, and the memories that made me who I am. At some point, our lives will cross and I won’t just have the story of ‘my life’, but the story of ‘our life’, too.

Maybe it’s a little crazy that I’m writing to you… but this isn’t the first time. I’ve been writing letters to you since I was sixteen (and I’m nineteen now)… We won’t always be strangers, and I want to be able to remember all the stores I’ll want to tell you.

Sure, I haven’t met you yet, I don’t know what you look like, and I don’t really have any proof at all that you even exist… But I have faith. I have faith in the most wonderful God that created the Sun, the stars, and the massive universe.

I have faith that that God looked at the universe, and decided it needed one of you, too. I have faith in a God who’s got the greatest plan for my life, and I’ve got faith that someday, my life will include you.

I have faith that God created us with the other one in mind, and I want to live and learn as much as I can, and become the best version of myself, in the way He intended me to be.

As you probably know, college is a time of growth and learning and exploration for everyone. There’s endless classes to take, opportunities to seek, and parties to attend. I’m making the most of my own college experience, but I’m also choosing to live in a way that respects my duty to you as your future wife (and pray you’re doing the same for me). My choices now, probably more than ever before, effect my future, and I’m praying that my future includes you, so it’s only fitting that I act like it.

I won’t just become ‘your future wife’ when we meet, or even once we’re engaged. I’m someone’s ‘future wife’ right now, and I’m living with that in mind.

I’m not saying that I’ll never give a guy a chance, or never date anyone else. I’m just saying that I know I’m meant to marry you, and I want to date with purpose. I’m not lowering my standards for anyone, despite what the world is trying to tell me… God’s already told me there’s someone worth waiting for.

Okay, so maybe it is a little crazy that I’m writing to you and I have no idea who you are. But it’s even crazier than one day I will know you, and it’ll be hard to imagine my life when I didn’t. These things take faith, and that is something I’ve got.

So, until we meet, I’ll be thinking of you, praying for you, and wishing you all the best.

I know that everything will happen exactly as it should, and I know I’m not ready for you yet. Only God knows how our story will begin, and I wouldn’t want it written any other way.

 

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17 Comments

  1. J.
    February 10, 2017

    Amazing. And insightful.

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  2. Michelle Malone
    February 11, 2017

    I love this letter. I remember writing to my guy in my journal a million years ago. When you pray for him, ask God to prepare you to be his help mate. May blessings abound! <3

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    1. kristenshane
      February 11, 2017

      So sweet!! Thanks for the advice 🙂 blessings!

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  3. Lizzy Messer
    March 2, 2017

    I needed this after a lovely week of guy drama. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. kristenshane
      March 2, 2017

      I feel ya, girl!! Sometimes all I can do is offer it up and pray about it instead of worrying. Thanks for reading 🙂

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  4. Audrey Huck
    March 8, 2017

    I wrote letters to my future spouse from age 14-24 when I married. It was so beautiful to be able to give my stack of letters the eve before our wedding, sharing with him more fully my heart during all those years. Keep having faith!

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    1. kristenshane
      March 8, 2017

      That’s so beautiful! I hope to do the same thing. Thank you, I will!

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  5. Robin
    March 8, 2017

    Beautiful words of prayer!

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    1. kristenshane
      March 8, 2017

      Thank you!

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  6. Susan
    March 9, 2017

    So sweet! As the mom of 3 grown sons, I have to tell you that I hope your future mother in law has been praying for you since her boy was little. That is what I did and I’m still praying for one more precious daughter in law who loves Jesus.

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    1. kristenshane
      March 9, 2017

      I never really thought about that before (that someone else could be praying for me, too), and that’s really beautiful encouragement, so thank you!

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  7. You just never know! It might be someone you’ve known for ages! 🙂 God Bless!

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    1. kristenshane
      March 9, 2017

      Maybe you’re right! Blessings!

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  9. My Sprinkle of Prep
    March 24, 2017

    This is amazing, I freaking love this!!

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    1. kristenshane
      March 25, 2017

      Ahh thank you so much!!! Means a lot 💜

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