I'm a redeemed child of God and the momma to four vivacious daughters. I'm passionate about finding hidden blessings in the trials of life, living it out in an honest and open way, while encouraging those around me to believe in better.


true love waits …

Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example
for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity.

1 Timothy 4:12

I am incredibly thankful Taylor has made a commitment to stay pure until marriage.

If it’s possible … I’m even that much more thankful that she’s sweet on someone who’s made the same commitment.

Navigating these territories is not an easy feat … at any age, let alone as a teenager!  But she feels strongly about this … and what’s so great to see is that she’s able to bring it up in conversation when she needs to know how someone else feels about it.

I continue to be amazed at God’s character developing inside of her and I’m excited to watch as it continues to unfold.

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23 Responses to “true love waits …”

  1. Erin says:

    She is a beautiful girl who must have been raised to know how special she truly is. I love watching God mold and shape these kids he’s blessed us with, don’t you? These are great pics that show her promise to Him.

  2. emily says:

    Lovely shots. She looks so much like you. Simple beautiful.

  3. Dawn says:

    lovely photos! and a beautiful gift she is giving…

  4. Cathy says:

    Love the photos! And what a beautiful commitment to Him and each other. She’s a special person, and you are one blessed momma. :)

  5. Those are such sweet photos and I admire them both for being able to make and keep that kind of commitment. Definitely a proud mama moment!

  6. heather says:

    Love that they have made this commitment and are not only strong in it but proud of it. And seriously? Could they be a better looking couple? I think not!

  7. incredibly encouraging. =)
    i have an almost-13-year-old. she and i have a pretty open relationship, as in she knows she can ask anything and she’s gonna get a straight answer. THIS one hasn’t come up officially. she knows we live by peculiar standards as far as the rest of the world is concerned. she knows she wants to wait until marriage. i guess she just hasn’t come right out and made such a bold OUTWARD commitment. not one that the world can see. taylor’s inner strength & spiritual fortitude is impressive. we wish you both all the blessings that come from such a good choice, not to mention that comes from supporting someone who’s made such a good choice. (kudos to dating someone who is her equal too. sharing the same moral standards makes it easier to stand up for what’s right.) have a blessed week. please give taylor a big high-five for me & my mini-me, k? we are grateful for her example. =)

  8. Amy says:

    this is so wonderful! I pray that my daughters will make this same commitment.

  9. Phyllis says:

    That is beautiful. A beautiful girl inside and out. I am so glad she has found another beautiful soul to share her heart with.

  10. nic says:

    what a beautiful example she is. good on ya, mom.

  11. That is the PERFECT bible quote for these love-birds! What an example of faith and love they will be to their peers!!! You’ve gotta show the rest of photos from their “session”— talk about a beautiful couple—inside and out. xoxoxoxo

  12. ok, and on that tilt shift dealio…looks waaaay cooler if you’ve got a higher vantage point that also includes the sky. puts things in better miniature perspective. =)
    happy tilt-shifting!

  13. Kate says:

    Love that they have made this commitment! Beautiful shots!!!

  14. Amanda says:

    I just stumbled upon your blog and I’m so happy I did! Beautiful images and words. I have a 2 year old daughter and am already praying that she will make the same commitment as your daughter.

  15. love that!
    I had a purity ring that I wore on my pinky that my parents gave to me when I began dating. It was so neat to be able to slip it off on the day of my wedding and give it to my husband – what a gift!

  16. christine says:

    you’re such a blessed mother raising beautiful girl shaped by God’s hands. and the pics… those all are great!

  17. trisha says:

    i LOVE this outfit on tay… and love how you captured their happiness and the beauty in them both!!!

  18. Southern Gal says:

    It’s so refreshing and encouraging to see kids make the commitment to be pure. A breath of fresh air.

  19. Sara says:

    BEAUTIFUL girl and a beautiful commitment. Stay strong, Taylor. The Lord always gives a way out in any temptation.

  20. karen says:

    This post makes me so extremely happy and hopeful that there are virtuous young women still in the world…& that there will be when my boys grow up. Thanks to your daughter from an ardent admirer!

  21. Michelle says:

    as a mom of all girls this is very encouraging to me.

    beautiful pictures.

  22. Kelly says:

    such a blessing!

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