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A Mother's Prayer for Her Daughter

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Susan has three grown children and eleven grands. She has learned a lot through the messes of life. God is her anchor! He grants wisdom.

A Mother's Prayer

This memoir recounts the story of my daughter as she explored life. The choices she was making unearthed this mother’s greatest fears.

In this writing, witness the power of prayer and God’s precise answer to my urgent pleas. Join, as I share the marvels and mysteries of a God who is personal, abundant in affection, and kind.

God targeted my petitions and addressed each one so specific that even today when I recall this miracle, I get goosebumps. God’s devotion to his kids is hard to wrap my head around, yet he poured his love out on me in abundance.

My precious daughter

My precious daughter

My Baby Girl

Joy filled my whole being when the doctor announced, "It's a Girl!" Rebecca was our second infant and first girl. A darling angel, she had all of my devotion. She was firmly planted in my heart long before looking into her curious little eyes. This child was a treasure and trust from God.

As her mother, my role would be essential to her well-being. The power of a mother to pass blessings or pain is massive.

Complete devotion to be her advocate and example was my goal. Prayers for wisdom flowed from my lips to Heaven’s gates.

Looking back, I remember being in the hospital. Just my cherub and me. As I observed her delicacy, she was perfect in every way. Hours were spent staring at her dainty face. Studying her uncovered every unique curve and dimple, and I memorized each one.

“You Are a Masterpiece” by Sandi Patti encapsulates a parent’s heart.

My Baby Girl

Growing Up

From the start, Rebecca possessed a much different temperament than my son. Daniel was a rambunctious little guy who tore around the house like a reckless tornado. He was a little show-off, and whatever was in his mind came out of his mouth. Our firstborn was filled with giggles and fun.

In contrast, Rebecca was a quiet and thoughtful child who possessed a gentle, carefree spirit. As a little one, spending time in her own little world kept her occupied for hours.

As all mothers will attest, childhood is fleeting. Enter the teen years. Rebecca was lovable and kind but was hard to read. Though conceding to obey with a slight head nod, any personal thoughts were concealed. Rebecca’s nature was puzzling. If only I understood what went on in that little head.

As Rebecca grew older, she blossomed into a stunning young lady. Her big chocolate brown eyes, framed with thick black lashes, captured many boy's attention. Rebecca’s long brown hair kissed blonde by the sun, framed her face. When she smiled, let's just say it could stop traffic.

When you have a beautiful daughter, there is a cause for concern. It is expected, she’ll receive more attention than the average girl. I felt apprehensive about my daughter's ability to handle the attentiveness she was receiving. It bewildered her when she received some inappropriate attention (she got three guys reprimanded because of inappropriate advances, two at work and one was a teacher who got fired). I had to teach Rebecca to look away when a man or boy locked eyes with her.

As a teen, she was outgoing. The opposite sex misread her warmth and kindness. Today, as a grown woman, she is still friendly but cautious with her smiles.

Trouble Brewing

In high school, Rebecca started dating.

Encouraging my kids to bring their friends home helped me be aware and connected. Friends could count on popcorn, conversation, kindness, and an accepting atmosphere.

Though friendly and welcoming to Rebecca's boyfriends, apprehension was taking root. The boys she was drawn to fit the “bad boy” types. When I talked to her about the choices she was making, and with her typical nod of agreement, the conversation ended.

Trouble was brewing, and she withdrew. It was easy to observe the struggle through those conflicted brown eyes and stiff body posture. Rebecca was not a girl to be prodded, so this period was frustrating for me as a mother.

Though I couldn't engage Rebecca to talk, I prayed to a God who could read her every thought. I prayed in faith knowing that God knew my daughter inside and out and that He had great plans for her, and those plans were for good.

A Mother's Prayer

Here is where I will tell you about an urgent prayer sent straight from a Mother's lips to the heart of God.

One evening, my husband and I went to a Christian Concert which included dinner. At dinner, we sat across from a couple who were friendly and engaging. As we were getting to know each other, I learned that the gentleman was a physician and his wife a nurse.

As we chatted, we listened to words of pride regarding the doctor’s family. At one point, he pointed over to a table where a young man was carving the meat. He was beaming as he said, "That's my son, he works here in the summer." The young man was very handsome. He possessed a kind smile and his eyes were fun-filled.

The more the couple told us about their son, the more I wished my Rebecca could meet someone similar to him. As the doctor continued talking, I shot up a quick prayer and asked God to send Becca, a young man like the doctor's son.

Culinary Arts

Culinary Arts

Interlude

Rebecca was proving to be a very responsible teenager. She was still in high school when she got a job working in a daycare center. Every day after school, Becca went to her job. She was faithful to her responsibilities.

As a new driver, we provided her with an old car. But Rebecca purposed in her heart to save enough to buy a car of her own. It wasn't long before she bought her first car. One day her dad took her car shopping and when she came home, her face was beaming. She bought a bright red Mazda.

Rebecca's major, as a junior in high school, was Culinary Arts. She possessed an imaginative and creative soul, and so excelled in her class. Her teacher bragged on her culinary skills.

She made many close friends in this class. At the end of her senior year, she received a full scholarship to a culinary arts school. During her senior year, Rebecca applied for a Prep Cook position at a local Country Club; she got hired. She looked adorable in her uniform with her chef's hat.

Though she was growing up, she was still young and vulnerable; innocence and naivety was in her nature. Each time she walked out the door to drive to work I prayed, "Lord protect her. You know the influences are out there." My daughter’s mysterious pondering ways did not allow me to enter the place where her secret thoughts lay.

Years later, I heard the real story, and the urgent need for those prayers for protection. One of the guys at work introduced her to Pot. She tells me it scared her, at first, because of a discussion that she and I had regarding Pot. I swear I don't remember the conversation. I'm laughing as I write because I can't even imagine saying this, but if you ask her, this conversation took place.

Rebecca relays it this way, after asking me questions about pot, I said: “Honey, pot is dangerous, people are allergic to it.” She said I looked at her somberly, shook my head and said, “In fact, some kids die on their first try.” Rebecca her heart raced, and then she asked me, “How could a person know if they were allergic?” She said I shook my head again, “One never knows until they take that first drag.”

Rebecca took the risk and tried it after a male coworker pressured her. Becca said that this guy assured her that weed doesn’t harm people. She said she used pot with caution, promising herself to be careful not to use too much.

Clowns and Firetrucks

Clowns and Firetrucks

She's Drunk

Another story, relayed to me after she grew up, was about a drive home from work one night. The guy who had convinced her that pot was safe, gave her some at work. She explained that night by saying, "Driving home that night, out of the blue, a ginormous red firetruck appeared in front of her."

She continued, "It was reeling toward me at a breakneck speed. There was this man dressed up like a clown driving the firetruck." "What in the world!" I exclaimed. "Yes," she continued, "The truck had its brights on high, and then I saw tons of firefighters hanging off the side. They were urgently motioning me to pull over."

At this point of the story, I gasp, and she continues. "I whipped over to the side of the road just in time to see a big old truck (not a fire truck) with red flags, on its side, flapping in the wind. That's when I realized my mind, affected from pot, was playing tricks on me. I was so frightened as I made my way to the nearest gas station. After parking, I ran to the bathroom. Once locked inside I splashed cold water all over my face. I looked in the mirror and said, 'Becca, you fool, why did you ever touch that stupid weed.'" That was the last time Rebecca used pot. Thank you, God!

When she got home that night, her brother's critical eyes caught sight of her condition. He came running into the room, "Mom!" he yelled, "Rebecca is drunk!"

I studied Rebecca and concluded she was exhausted. I asked her in a very firm tone, "Rebecca have you been drinking?" Rebecca answered, "I swear to God mom, I have not been drinking!" Daniel countered her statement by saying, "Mom I know about these things, believe me, Rebecca is drunk!" I told Daniel that Rebecca would not lie to me and that I chose to believe her (Rebecca wasn't the only one prone to being naive.) In retrospect, she wasn't lying; She wasn't drinking, she was stoned!

Youth Group

Youth Group

Youth Group

I was always thankful that Rebecca liked going to Church and Youth Group. There were some great kids in that group. Rebecca enjoyed the Youth Group activities and meetings.

Rebecca's best friend was a year older than her. Tami was an all around good girl who had a lot of common sense. I believe God brought Tami into Rebecca's life as a result of a specific prayer. I prayed for a loyal friend for Rebecca. We moved right across the street from her.

Tami and her family greeted us the day we moved in the neighborhood. I learned later that Tami's mom had also been praying for a loyal friend for her daughter. High school girls can be caddy and Tami had fallen prey to some mean girl schemes.

Tami and Rebecca became instant friends. If they weren't at our house, they were at Tami's. I was so thankful for this friendship and knew what a great influence Tami was to my dear vulnerable Rebecca.

Tami did not hesitate to speak her mind if she felt Rebecca was making a wrong choice. It used to crack me up to see the two of them go at it during times like this. On many occasions, Rebecca would finally see the wisdom in her friend's words.

As Rebecca was experimenting with pot and working with some seedy characters, God was at work. He was about to redirect her life. It was Tami's first year of college and Rebecca's senior year of High School. For six year's these two had been inseparable.

Tami was now qualified to move up to the college-aged youth group but she wanted Rebecca to be with her. Since Tami didn't want to go to the high school youth group, it was a no-brainer, Tami would 'sneak' Rebecca into the college group.

Handsome Young Man

Handsome Young Man

The Leader

Once Rebecca joined this college-aged group, I began to notice changes in her. After her meetings, she came home bubbling with some great stories about what went on that night.

She began to open up and shared more of her heart with me; I was relieved and happy. One night, after one of her meetings, she told me about the leader of the college group. She said, "He's so good-looking and a great teacher, but he's stuck on himself and that's a BIG turn off."

Before too long this teacher began to show an interest in Rebecca. But Rebecca wasn't interested and blew him off. One day he called the house. I can still remember his deep, sophisticated voice asking to talk to my daughter. I asked who was calling and learned it was the leader of her college group.

After Rebecca talked to him, she came bounding down the stairs to inform me that he would be picking her up for the activity that night. I asked her how old he was and learned that he was four years older than her. That explained the deep, masculine voice.

When the young man came to the door, that evening I was struck by his handsome appearance and playful brown eyes. He was very polite, smiled warmly at me and introduced himself.

As we talked, he told me about the plans for the college-aged group that night. He went on to inform me what time he would be dropping Rebecca off. They said goodbye and Rebecca trotted off after him. Though she was excited to go, it was evident that she was NOT impressed with him.

Surprised Mom

Surprised Mom

God Answered Prayer

Rebecca's college leader stopped by often. I liked him a lot and could tell he had a good upbringing. He was an honest young man. I was so thankful for this influence in Rebecca's life.

As Rebecca got to know him, she saw the kindness and goodness of his heart. She told him one day that she liked his soft side. He told her that his heart was touched because she had uncovered his outer shell.

The two of them usually sat around and watched television or chatted with me. He liked to cook. Many a day he could be found in our kitchen whipping something scrumptious up for the family.

One day when 'he was doing his thing' in the kitchen, I stood next to him watching the magic happen. We were chatting about different things and then I asked him about his family.

As he talked, I learned that his father was a doctor and his mom, a nurse. He explained that his Dad and Mom lived in a city about 90 miles away. I continued to listen as he explained that they were very involved at a Christian retreat center near his house.

I was suddenly jolted by his words. My thoughts screamed, "OH MY GOODNESS .. here, standing right before me, is the answer to my prayer from a year ago." It was Dillon's parent's that we sat across from at the Christian retreat center. Standing in front of me was the very boy I had studied, a year ago, praying that God please send someone like him to my daughter.

I gently grabbed Dillon by the arm. As he turned and looked at me quizzically, I said, "Dillon, I have to something amazing to tell you! You know nothing about what I am about to tell you. Son, I'm sure you believe, as I do, that God hears and God answers prayer." Dillon listened intently. "You, young man, are a direct answer to my prayer."

Dillon stared at me with pensive eyes as I continued to explain the dinner that took place the previous year. I told him about the night I met his parents and the evident pride they had in their son. I explained how they pointed him out to us and then I shared the prayer I sent up that night.

As Dillon looked down tending, to his stir-fry I could see he was shaken and moved. I continued, "Dillon, I don't know how your role is in Rebecca's life will turn out, but I do know God sent you to her. You may have a temporary part to play in her life, but your role is very crucial to her well-being. God sent you here."

The wheels were turning in Dillon's mind. Serious contemplation covered his face as he processed my words. I was reeling with emotions and gratitude to my God, who targeted and answered this Mother's prayer.

After that night, Dillon continued to hang out with the family. We enjoyed his calm yet charismatic presence in our home. There came a day when Dillon and Rebecca's friendship turned into something more. Eventually, Dillon asked Rebecca to go on a date with him, and, to my delight, Rebeca said Yes!

Dillon became Becca's confidant and the one with whom she shared her heart. She trusted him with her secrets, questions and with all of her thoughts. He was trustworthy. His influence was invaluable to her growth. He held her accountable for decisions she made, especially at work. What more could a Mother hope?

Surprise Proposal

Will You Marry Me?

Will You Marry Me?

A Love Story

One night Dillon approached my husband and me with a question. He told us he wanted to propose to Rebecca. He asked to marry our girl and he asked for our blessing. We were thrilled and responded by jumping up and covering him with hugs.

Dillon went on to share a very creative plan to propose, which he already had in motion. As soon as Dillon had the green light he began placing calls to all of the important people in their lives. He asked them to meet at an Asian Restaurant nearby at 6 pm and then instructed them to wait for us in the reserved banquet room.

Meanwhile, at home, as the hour approached Dillon casually said, "Hey I'm getting hungry, how about going out to dinner." My husband and I readily agreed as we 'discussed' where we should eat.

Rebecca wasn't feeling good that day and said, "Why don't you guys go ahead, I need to take a nap," and up the stairs, she went. We were stunned, now what? I hurried after her, mind turning with a multitude of words I might use to convince her to join us. It took me awhile to get her to agree to come with us. I kept prodding and proposing different arguments, though she was reluctant she finally consented. Whew, what a scare.

As we walked into the restaurant Dillon suggested seating in the banquet room. Turning to walk to the room, I kept my eyes on Rebecca. She spied some friends sitting at one of the tables. Rebecca pointed and said, "David, look who's here." As they were talking to their friends she caught a glimpse of another group of friends. "Oh my goodness," she whispered, "Look who else is here."

Saying goodbye to one table of friends she walked to the next. Looking around she was shocked to see table after table filled with friend's and family. She shook her head thinking, "What are the chances that all of these friends would choose to eat at the same place on the same night?" It was hilarious to watch her expressions change from excitement to confusion and bewilderment.

As we took our seats and the waitress poured our drinks, Dillon got up and pulled a chair to the center of the room. He smiled at Rebecca and asked her, in his commanding teachers voice, "Rebecca, would you please come and sit in this chair?" Rebecca was horrified. She shook her head NO, thinking Dillon must have lost his mind. But Dillon continued to smile reassuringly and asked again and again until she gave in and sauntered over to the chair. She looked mortified!

She looked so beautiful and vulnerable sitting there waiting. Next, he knelt before her and with a heart full of love asked her to be his wife. Her hands went to her mouth as a broad smile broke out underneath them. She managed to cry out "Yes, yes I will marry you!" Tears streamed down her face and the room broke out with applause. It is a day none of us will ever forget.

Today Rebecca and Dillon are married. They are a very strong and capable couple. Rebecca's creative soul covers and blesses her family, house and everything she touches. Dillon's strong presence and love for his family is unshakable.

He is Rebecca's Rock, and to me, he will forever be a type of hero sent by God in answer to my prayer.

They are an example to all who know them, an example of true love and commitment. I pray that their lives will continue to blend and strengthen as they work together complementing each other. I believe with all my heart that they will continue, as they say in fairy tales, to live Happily Ever After.

Do You Believe in Prayer?

For each question, choose the best answer. The answer key is below.

  1. Have you experienced specific answers to your prayers?
    • Yes, I have no doubt
    • I think so, it seemed like it
    • No, I have never had a prayer answered specifically
    • I don't know, I have never asked for anything so specific
  2. Do you believe in prayer? Do you believe God hears you?
    • Yes, I know God hears my prayers
    • Sometimes I wonder
    • Why should God care about me .. Isn't He too busy with important things?
    • I don't believe in God

Answer Key

  1. Yes, I have no doubt
  2. Yes, I know God hears my prayers

Questions & Answers

Question: How do I pray for my adult daughter to meet an honest and committed man to share her life with?

Answer: Pray, just as I prayed, believing God hears and answers prayer.

Question: When will my daughter realize her wrongdoings?

Answer: There is no way, we as humans, can know when she will acknowledge her wrongdoings. But pray that God opens her spiritual eyes so she sees her need of Him.

Question: Do you do prayer request ?

Answer: Absolutely! If you want to write me personally, click under my picture on 'contact author.' I'd be honored to pray for your situation.

Question: I’m scared for my teenage daughter. She is in an unhealthy relationship with an unbeliever. They are already talking about marriage after high school. How should I pray?

Answer: Is your daughter familiar with II Corinthians 6:14 "Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness?" Does she claim to know and love Jesus? Pray for God to work in her heart. Pray that she bows to God and surrenders her life to Him. God knows what your daughter needs and He has amazing plans for her life. I will pray she trusts God with her life and has faith to follow his commands, no matter how she feels.

Question: Can a wife pray for her husband to become a Christian?

Answer: Absolutely! Pray and ask God to open his spiritual eyes.

© 2010 Susan Ream

Comments

Nissy on October 24, 2018:

My situation is my 18 year old daughter left home with a 37 year old man who happens to be her manager and her first real boyfriend.(so to speak) she got so angry and packed up 6 items of clothes and left and also within the 1 week she does not speak to any of us! She is extremely angry cause we kept everything else of hers after leaving with those 6 days worth of clothing. I have been praying sooooo much!! Please pray cause i dont know know what else to do. She does not respond to any calls or texts to us at all!

Susan Ream (author) from Michigan on October 17, 2018:

Rachel, I'm so sorry. Our kids have many bad influences surrounding them. I will pray for her, that God will chase her down and convince her that he has a plan for her life. Plans that she could never dream possible. He's a good, good Father.

Rachel Weinberg on October 09, 2018:

Please pray for daughter as she is 18 years old and has moved out with a boy and his family that she only knew for a few months. My daughter didn’t want to follow house rules, saying she was adult and don’t need to concern herself with boundaries. My daughter too is smoking pot and possibly more. Where she is there are no rules or boundaries. She stopped going to college and is working. She has convinced herself that she doesn’t need her family. I am heart broken and pray for her well being. I

Pray for god to send her guardian angels to help steer her back. I pray also for me to have patience and forgiveness. I don’t want to be angry. Please pray for us.

Susan Ream (author) from Michigan on September 16, 2018:

Mgen, I am praying now for your daughter. Continue to lift her to the Lord, don't give up.

Mgen on September 16, 2018:

Need prayer for my daughter to open her heart & will meet a holy, honest & sincere guy

Susan Ream (author) from Michigan on August 27, 2018:

Carla, I'm sending up a prayer for your girl. It's a helpless feeling when they begin to wander away from all we know to be safe. Lift her up to the Lord, be confident of his deep and abiding love. Pray he pursues her and that he sends other believers to speak truth into her life. He is faithful.

Carla Tyler on August 25, 2018:

I need prayer for my daughter.

That she will choose the right friends ,get closer to God,and to get serious about education ,finish college and to get her life together.

She has so much reminded me of your daughter.God knows how much I pray and stay on bended knees.I know everything works together for the good of those who serve the Lord.

Susan Ream (author) from Michigan on August 01, 2018:

Takisha, Sending prayers for God to touch your daughter's heart with his truth and love.

Takisha Jackson on August 01, 2018:

I need prayer for my daughter.

To help her to make better decisions in life and to draw her closer to God .

Susan Ream (author) from Michigan on July 31, 2018:

Mommy, Yes, I will pray for your daughter's safety. :)

MommyNdGrandma on July 30, 2018:

Can you please say a prayer for my daughters safty as she drivers every night on the road for her job I so appreciate it my name is Monique Romero in ela calif..thank you ❤

Susan Ream (author) from Michigan on August 14, 2015:

Frank, thank you so much. It was a profoundly moving revelation to me of a God who cares so personally and specifically in His answers to our prayers.

Thank you for the visit dear man and God Bless you!

Mekenzie

Frank Atanacio from Shelton on August 05, 2015:

I wanted to read some of your work.. and I stumbled upon this as my first.. wow profoundly moving.. you shine a fascinating light on a mother's prayer.. bless you Frank

Susan Ream (author) from Michigan on December 03, 2014:

Hi mothersofnations, I'm so glad you enjoyed the article! Yes, I do tend to get personal in my writing and oftentimes it's the most personal hubs that really touch hearts. The power of prayer is amazing and I love to share the stories about God's answers so God gets glorified by His kids! Thank you for all of your uplifting words - you bring JOY to my heart!

Blessings!

Mekenzie

Mothers of Nations on December 02, 2014:

I absolutely enjoyed this article. Very touching. Thank you for sharing something so personal and beautiful! I absolutely believe in the power of prayer and it's amazing to see the Lord's hand at work in our lives and in the lives of our loved ones. Intercession is so powerful and you have that proof first hand. This is a testimony that can have a powerful impact in may lives. I believe prayer isn't just for resolution but a p0werful preventative! God bless you and your family!

Voted up and shared...

Susan Ream (author) from Michigan on November 19, 2014:

mary, looking back I am glad I did not know she experimented with pot - it would have crushed me at the time. She only tried it out a few times before her knight (sent from God) came into the picture and helped to put her feet on solid ground. God's timing is impeccable!

I'm so happy to hear about your wonderful daughters. I have two daughters and one son whom I treasure with all of my heart. I've written several hubs about my son and God's hand in his life. So many miracles from a God who never fails.

Yes, Dusty did leave a beautiful and kind comment on this hub. I will forever be thankful for that man. Loved him!!

God Bless you and Happy Thanksgiving!

Mary Hyatt from Florida on November 18, 2014:

I was worried for a moment when I read that your beautiful daughter was experimenting with Pot. I am so happy her life has turned out well and that she is married to this wonderful man that you prayed for. I have four wonderful daughters, and we are very close. I have said millions of prayers for them over the years, and still do. I loved that video.

I can't believe Dusty left a comment on this Hub. He was such a dear sweet man, and one that I admired so much.

Voted this Hub UP, and shared.

Susan Ream (author) from Michigan on October 24, 2014:

Awe wordswithlove, you made me smile real big! Thanks for being happy with me! They are a great team and I am so proud of them both. :)

Neetu M from USA on October 24, 2014:

I am thrilled for all of you, Mekenzie! I didn't realize they have been married for this long and so very happily. I am sure that they will continue to live joyfully and wonderfully together. Some marriages are truly a matter for celebration each year and this is clearly one of them.

Thank you and have a wonderful weekend, too! :)

Susan Ream (author) from Michigan on October 24, 2014:

Hello wordswithlove, I'm so glad you stopped by to read one of my favorite stories. Thank you for being honest - I like honest and respect you right where you are, just like you are. Your heart is filled with grace and kindness and I loved the revealing of your heart through your story.

Rebecca and Dillon have been married over 16 years now and have 15 year old twin girls and a 10 year old girl who are beautiful and full of life. Rebecca and Dillon still love and enjoy each other. They really are growing together in the ups and downs of life. I'll pass your best wishes on to them.

Have a Great Weekend!

Mekenzie

Neetu M from USA on October 24, 2014:

Mekenzie, this is a wonderful story and I am very happy for Rebecca, Dillon and you that everything turned out the way you had hoped and prayed it would.

I will be honest and say that I am not a woman of faith, but that does not mean I disregard others who are and whose prayers are answered. Whether it was a miracle of faith or a coincidence, I am truly glad Rebecca and Dillon found each other. My very best wishes - for a lifetime of love and growing together through the ups and downs of life at all times - go out to them!

Susan Ream (author) from Michigan on August 14, 2014:

Hi Lisa, Glad you enjoyed it .. it was a rough ride but in the end God answered this Mother's prayer in an incredible, unbelievable way!

Blessings to you!

Mekenzie

Lisa Joynson on August 13, 2014:

Enjoyed this so much!

Susan Ream (author) from Michigan on March 25, 2014:

Amazed, I am still amazed at God's very specific answer to prayer .. blown away actually! Thanks for commenting - you encouraged me today!

Blesssings!

Mekenzie

Amazed on March 25, 2014:

Beautiful story! I am so ispired by your testimony of God's unfailing love. He is always on time :)

Susan Ream (author) from Michigan on November 25, 2013:

Hi Chitrangada, It is so awesome how God answers prayer. I am glad you too have had answered prayer. Thanks for stopping by with your encouraging comment.

Mekenzie

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on November 25, 2013:

This is so beautiful!

I do believe in God and the power of Prayer, therefore I can relate to your hub. I do believe that when we submit ourselves to the God, like his children, all our prayers are answered.

Thanks for sharing this beautiful hub!

Susan Ream (author) from Michigan on July 07, 2013:

Rashika, It is a miraculous story - all blessed by the hand of God. I still feel completely humbled reflecting on God's love and specific answer to a Mother's prayer for her dearly loved daughter. He is GOOD!

Thanks for your comment and visit!

Blessings to you,

Mekenzie

RASHIKA RANAWEERA on July 07, 2013:

THE MOST BEAUTIFUL TRUE STORY

Susan Ream (author) from Michigan on April 11, 2013:

Hi purplepeach, Yes I think most every mother wants what is best for their daughter. God gave my daughter the BEST in a very miraculous way. He is good!

Blessings!

Mekenzie

peachy from Home Sweet Home on April 10, 2013:

beautiful story. I am sure every mom wants the best for her daughter(s). Me too. :) Voted beautiful

Susan Ream (author) from Michigan on January 04, 2013:

Lilly's Mom, I certainly will pray with you that your daughter learns that Christ really is all she needs; I wrote a series called Single Christian ... the theme of the series is Christ is all we need. You may want to encourage her to read it.

A godly husband is a gift from Father God and I know that Dillon is God's gift to my Becca ... the grace of God in answer to my prayers.

May God Bless you with wisdom and patience as a Mother.

Mekenzie

Lilly'smom on January 04, 2013:

Wow, this story was absolutely wonderful! I too have a daughter that is facing the same battle. Please join me in pray that her life will truly be blessed with a wonderful partner in life, but most importantly that she will realize that Christ is truly all she needs....

Susan Ream (author) from Michigan on August 31, 2012:

Hi SRae, nice to meet you! God is a God who answers prayer beyond our wildest expectation. If you were blessed by reading about this miracle of answered prayer, you might also enjoy reading my hubs on Miracles.

As I have taken a trip back in my lifetime I am amazed that He so loves me and so specifically answers prayers. Who else can we cling to but the One who loves us more than His own life.

Thanks for stopping by, I'm going to take a hike over to your pages now and learn abit about you too.

God Bless You and Keep you close to His heart!

Mekenzie

Shelia Wadsworth from Central Pennsylvania on August 30, 2012:

WOW! So amazing to hear of such an answer to your prayers. I have had small prayers (if there is such a thing) answered and I truly believe everything happens for a reason. Thank you so much for sharing your amazing story!

Joshua Zerbini from Pennsylvania on June 17, 2012:

Oh ok yeah, it is unique :)

Susan Ream (author) from Michigan on June 17, 2012:

Josh, no worries about the spelling. Happens alot - it's a unique spelling for the name. :0)

Joshua Zerbini from Pennsylvania on June 17, 2012:

You are very welcome for the share, yes we do seem to have a lot in common, and btw sorry I think I have been spelling your name wrong :)

Susan Ream (author) from Michigan on June 17, 2012:

Hey Josh, Thanks for the response and for pointing me to listen to a video of John MacArthur ... he is probably my husbands favorite teacher/preacher. Gary has all of the commentaries MacArthur has published. We have much in common do we not?

I'll get over to read your hub and watch the video. Thanks for the additional share. :0)

God Bless YOU!

Mekenzie

Joshua Zerbini from Pennsylvania on June 17, 2012:

You are very welcome Makenzie, I thought I would return the favor, since you were gracious enough to read one of mine :) You should watch the video on my hub "Love God and do as you please" and see what you think...simple video by John MacArthur that I think relates to this hub in a way. If we are In God's will, we can do anything!

And since I stopped back, I am sharing this again! :)

Susan Ream (author) from Michigan on June 17, 2012:

Awe Josh, You are an encourager! This is one of my highest ranking hubs along with Coping with a Defiant Teenager. Both are true grit life stories which include many lessons I learned and emotions I felt.

God does work all things together for our good. In all of life's stuff, He is present and just a prayer away. He walks beside us through the good the bad and the ugly. Why He should love me so ... is a thought that overwhelms my heart.

Thanks for the visit, the read and the votes up. You's the best!

Blessings,

Mekenzie

Joshua Zerbini from Pennsylvania on June 16, 2012:

Makenzie thank you so much for the follow! :)

I immediately browsed your profile and this hub caught my eye, and boy am I glad it did! :)

This is an awesome story and an incredible testament of the grace and love our Lord Jesus Christ! God truly does work everything thing out; this truth is ckeary lined within every oparagraph of this enticing story you have written here.

In my opinion, you should write a small book on it! :)

Anyway enough of me :) Voted up and all the way down the line, and sharing after that! :)

Nice to meet you Makenzie!

Susan Ream (author) from Michigan on May 03, 2012:

Sweet Faith, I am still blown away by how God so specifically answered this prayer. Amazing really and faith building for all of us.

Keep praying for your girl Faith; God hears and He answers too!

God Bless you Sister!

Mekenzie

Faith Reaper on May 02, 2012:

Mekenzie, this is so beautiful and powerful. Your daughter reminds me a lot of mine and the different phases of her life she has gone through. Truly inspiring hub. Thank you for writing this and sharing your story. We are still praying for the Lord to reveal to our daughter the one He wants her to be with in this life. In His Love, Faith Reaper

Susan Ream (author) from Michigan on April 07, 2012:

Anna, Only God ... to answer my heart cry so specifically .. I am amazed that He should love me so and bless my daughter with such a man.

Thanks for your sweet comment ... He does surprise us all the time.

God Bless YOU!

Mekenzie

AnnaCia on April 06, 2012:

Mekenzie; I enjoyed your hub very much. I believe that God is always there to answer us in ways that surprise us. I am so happy your story had such a surprising end.

Susan Ream (author) from Michigan on March 23, 2012:

Larry, first of all, it is nice to meet you. :) The longest hub you've read .. really? I feel honored that in spite of the length of the hub you stayed with it and left a comment too. Thank YOU!! I'll have to hop over to your hubs to see what you are up too. Appreciate the Vote Up and Useful.

Mekenzie

Larry Okeke from Enugu, Nigeria on March 23, 2012:

Mmm... Now thats a pretty loooong story. The longest hub i've ever come across. The forces of nature have a way of granting our desires and this piece reinforces that fact. Banging hub! Voted up and useful!

Susan Ream (author) from Michigan on March 23, 2012:

I never cease to be amazed that God Loves Me, who am I that He should love me so? He has answered many prayers .. specifically .. throughout my walk with Him. I really should write a hub on answered prayer and when God says NO because He see's the whole picture and lovingly closes doors that we should not walk through.

I know what you mean, knowing God hears and answers prayer gives hope and purpose to our lives.

God Bless You!

Mekenzie

Sandra Busby from Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA on March 23, 2012:

Mekenzie, you are right. This is an absolute marvelous story of how prayers are answered. And this one so specifically answered. How could we live without this knowledge. Thanks for SHARING. Sandra Busby

Susan Ream (author) from Michigan on January 19, 2012:

Yes I will Anna. If you ever want to chat feel free to inbox me.

Hang in there and never give up on hope - God will make a way, when there seems to be no way.

Mekenzie

Anna on January 19, 2012:

please can you remember me and my family in your prayers. Beautiful and love story. Thanks for sharing Mekenzie.

Susan Ream (author) from Michigan on January 17, 2012:

Prayer Warrior, American DOES need prayer and I join you in praying for our Country. There is power in prayer. "If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him."

God Bless You!

Mekenzie

PrayerWarrior101 on January 16, 2012:

We have an AWESOME God! I loved your story! I came to ask you to join me in praying for America, for our coutry. I know He answers prayers, but I also know He doest go where He is not invited. Please add our government to your prayers. Thanking you in advance

PrayerWarrior101

Susan Ream (author) from Michigan on December 08, 2011:

Dearest Mom, As tears roll down my face I want to tell you that I promise to pray for Becca and Chris. Your request is a trust that I, as a mom, understand and take seriously. I see strength in your note here - you may be human but I read in your humanness your faith is strong - only God can give that kind of strength and peace.

I am so happy your daughter has chosen a Christian College - perhaps she will meet her Dillon there ((wink)). My husband is a Pastor and he, like your Chris, felt the calling at a young age.

I just spoke to my daughter about your family and she said, 'of course we will pray.' They will both read your comment, for the details, today.

Please keep me informed over the next few months; if I can support you in anyway - I'll be here. You can write to me by clicking on: Contact Mekenzie. I pray you will experience God's presence and His everlasting arms around and beneath you. With Love,

Mekenzie

Kathy Henderson from Pa on December 08, 2011:

Mekenzie ~What a beautiful answer to prayer ~ it touched me so very much as my daughter is Becca or Rebecca and she is a senior and already to head off to college next year. She has had her struggles as did yours but their paths thus far have been so similar. She is a child who loves Christ and attends youth group. She has chosen to attend a bible college next year and we are so please with her choices thus far. I have prayed over her everyday and have placed her in the direct care of my Lord and Savior. Now here is my little twist I am a mom ~ a very faithful and loving mom, but I am human and I am not well. In the next couple of months I will try my best to get well so that I too can see an ending to my Becca's story similar to yours. I also have a sweet son who feels called to be a Pastor and he is 14. So in my humanness I am going to ask a favor or you. Will you please pray for my children Becca and Chris in the next few months. I will be a tiny bit distracted with treatments and I need prayer warriors for them. With my becca being so very much like yours would you gently ask her to pray for Becca as well. Perhaps Dillon could pray for Chris. I know this is bold but I am an author and my story is already out there so what do I have to lose. Sadly my situation has become a little more complicated and need to get a little more intervention. My husband and I and are family are very much followers of the word. My faith is strong and spirits are great. I am not in anyway not confident in Gods plan and will for my life, but again I am a human mom. I know my children were only our to guard and guide, I also know God has made them wonderfully and has many beautiful plans for them. I just want to have a few extra warriors on their team. I am not usually so bold to ask a stranger but felt called to write this to you. If you get this thank you for taking the time to read it and May God Bless you and your family in this time of celebration of Jesus's Birth :)

Susan Ream (author) from Michigan on August 12, 2011:

Johnny, there is no doubt that this was a specific answer from God. I humbles me to know that God cares so much for me and for His children. God works in extraordinary ways .. sometimes I say strange as our ways are not HIS ways .. but His ways are always Best.

Thank you for dropping by for a read Johnny and leaving an encouragement to me .. may God bless you!

Mekenzie

Johnny dcruz on August 11, 2011:

It's a beautiful story with gods intervention through moms intercession for her childs happiness and joy and peace.

Johnny Dcruz

Susan Ream (author) from Michigan on March 10, 2011:

skye, What a beautiful comment you graced me with. I will pray for your Rebecca and about her secret place .. I pray God INVADES that secret place with HIS love and healing. I am so glad you can trust God with her .. "let go and trust and love her." If she is like you at her age .. I pray she's like YOU at your age. You are such a beautiful woman dear friend .. His love shines through YOU and I am blessed to be touched by your life and testimony. I will keep in touch because afterall, you are my Sista'

Love and Hugs!

Mekenzie

skye2day from Rocky Mountains on March 06, 2011:

'sista' precious one. This is such a beautiful love story. I savored the words because they flowed and in writing you kept this story captivating. God is truly amazing and awesome. Each day he unfolds Blessings and His light in our lives. We have to be looking. I love ya and I am very happy for your rebeca, I too have a rebecca. I have been praying for her. Her husband is dark. I know our God will watch over her. I let go and trust and love her. She keeps a secret place in her heart called hiding pain.

I believe a mothers prayers are answered! It is in Gods time. I guess what is scary is her life is allot as mine was at her age. I believe she will come back to Christ. I wish I could take her pain and hook her hand with Gods hand but I can not. You can lead a horse to water. She believes in Jesus and is drifting. Please pray for her.

Anyway I came over to see if you had been writing sista. I do not get to fb often. I pray all is well with you and yours. Be in touch my precious Friend and sista in Christ. I love you.

Up and beautiful. You did good mom. Keep on in Him, as you say 'keep preachin it' Hugs galore.

Susan Ream (author) from Michigan on February 27, 2011:

Denah, I have to tell you the best thing I did was to build a close relationships with all of my kids .. even though I connected, built them up and encouraged them, it did not keep them from problems .. it only kept our relationship in tack to weather the storm they put themselves into. Yes, God was so faithful. He loves our kids more than we could possibly imagine .. way beyond a mother's love. Keep clear boundaries .. they need them .. along with consistent consequences to meet the offense and then give them to God .. I'll pray for your girls .. feel free to inbox me if you have questions etc. May God give you wisdom and patience to follow His Word and His still small voice.

HUGS!

Denah on February 21, 2011:

That was so touching and inspiring especially for me since am a mother who is so in need of prayers for my two daughters whom i do not know what to do because they are so problematic and they dont listen with advises and i pray to God that my prayers will also be answered.

Susan Ream (author) from Michigan on January 05, 2011:

Hello Nana, that is the name my granchildren call me too. You spoke my sentiments exactly, there is no greater love on earth than that which we hold for our children .. other than the greater love on Earth that God has for His Children. God does hear and is the ultimate answer to all of our needs .. He loves our children way more than we are capable of loving. Getting that truth into our 'being' brings peace. Thank you for your blessing .. I receive it with gratitude. May God Bless you also with peace, love and happiness.

Mekenzie

Shyla's Nana on January 04, 2011:

Thank you for such a beautiful story. I have 3 sons and one daughter. And there is no greater love on earth than that which we hold for our children. God does answer prayers, I for one can attest to that. God has helped me through some very troubled times. Thank you again for sharing this. May God richly bless you with peace, love, and happiness. Take care.

Susan Ream (author) from Michigan on December 07, 2010:

Sharon, I so appreciate you stopping by to read my hub. I am glad my story reinforced your faith in God's loving, guiding hand in your girl's lives - He really cares about them WAY more than we do.

The father of the young man in the story, whom my daughter married, is from the Phillippines. It's a small world after-all.

Blessings to you and your family!

Mekenzie

Sharon on December 06, 2010:

Thank you for sharing. As a mother of 3 girls, I understand your feelings of apprehension about your child's future. Your story reinforces my faith in God's loving guiding hand in my children's lives.

God's blessings to you and yours.

Sharon (all the way from the Philippines) :)

Susan Ream (author) from Michigan on November 22, 2010:

lcg, How nice to have you visit my Hub. God does so love us and hears our prayers for our children. This specific answer blew me away and increased my Faith .. BIG TIME. He is so Good! Thank you for your blessing .. I receive it! God Bless you too Icg .. I look forward to reading more about your journey .. one I myself have been on and found God was in the midst the whole time.

God Bless YOU!

Mekenzie

lcg4jc on November 22, 2010:

Thank you so much for sharing your love story with God. Oh how He loves us mothers! So many moms can attest to God's continual answer to prayers on behalf of our children. This is one of the most excellent examples of God's love for us. God bless you and may He ever be present in your life and in the life of Rebecca and Dillon.

Susan Ream (author) from Michigan on June 16, 2010:

jjmyles .. I am so glad you pray for that lovely daughter .. God hears and He answers! Blessing to you and your daughter.. HE IS FAITHFUL!

Mekenzie

jjmyles from Pacific Northwest on June 16, 2010:

What a beautiful story! I too have a lovely daughter and I pray for her daily. I know that God has a perfect plan for her life and it will come to pass. Thank you for sharing this edifying hub.

Susan Ream (author) from Michigan on June 11, 2010:

you got it sista'

patricia on June 10, 2010:

A mothers prayer is so powerful

Susan Ream (author) from Michigan on May 31, 2010:

Heather, Hello and welcome! Thank you for the kind comments and the scripture .. I see you know Father God. It IS like a fairy tale ..even when I read it. I love to savor it in my mind .. (count your blessings - name them one by one - and it will surprise you what the Lord has done.) God just reached down and so specifically answered my prayer. We serve an awesome God!

Blessings!

Mekenzie

HEATHER-LAVERN on May 31, 2010:

I felt i was reading a fairy-tale book,that story is so beautiful and such a blessing of the promise of love God gave us.In 1John (Chapter): 5vs14-15 says:Now this confidence that we have in him, that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. vs15: And if we know that he hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have ask of him. Thanks for being a blessing..

Susan Ream (author) from Michigan on May 05, 2010:

Welcome Duchess, Thanks! It is also a Wonderful and specific Answer to Prayer. God is AWESOME!

Mekenzie

Duchess OBlunt on May 05, 2010:

wonderful story. Thanks for sharing it.

Susan Ream (author) from Michigan on April 15, 2010:

Yes itakins, who could doubt God. What an incredible lesson God taught this mum about His faithfulness and love. Awesome. Thanks for stopping by and leaving your encouragement.

Blessings!

Mekenzie

itakins from Irl on April 15, 2010:

Such a wonderful story...Blessings on the lovely couple and the prayerful mum. Who could doubt God!

Susan Ream (author) from Michigan on April 15, 2010:

Awe, thank you DustinsMom - it is totally Amazing! Bless YOU for your encouragement!

Mekenzie

DustinsMom from USA on April 15, 2010:

Wow, this is an amazingly beautiful story. Thank you for sharing my friend. Very inspirational.

Susan Ream (author) from Michigan on April 10, 2010:

"Sometimes life is so much better than fiction" ... Isn't that the truth though. .. in this case I am AWE-STRUCK by such a very specific answer to prayer ... I have NO doubts that God answered this prayer. Thanks for your encouragment MFB - as always you inspire me.

Matthew Frederick Blowers III from United States on April 09, 2010:

Sometimes life is so much better than fiction, and happy endings do occur, God moves in mysterious ways, he never

controls us under freewill, but quite often he wil drop a good thing into our path. As is evidenced here with your daughter. Superb story~~~MFB II

Susan Ream (author) from Michigan on March 28, 2010:

Thank you Bri .. It amazes me too and fills me with a sense of being sooooooo LOVED! Love YOU!

Susan Ream (author) from Michigan on March 21, 2010:

sweetpeasmommy, yes it is! I praise Him for it too! Thanks for stopping by and leaving the encouragement of your words. Blessings!

sweetpeasmommy from Dayton, OH on March 21, 2010:

What a great testament to God's faithfulness!

Susan Ream (author) from Michigan on March 12, 2010:

Thank you dear man. Through all the hard times, God has written beautiful stories into my life. Blessings

terrowhite on March 11, 2010:

One of the beautiful hub I have ever come across.. :-)

Susan Ream (author) from Michigan on March 11, 2010:

katyzz, thanks for stopping by and for your kind words of affirmation. You's the BEST! Blessings

katyzzz from Sydney, Australia on March 10, 2010:

What a beautiful story and so readable, well done, both as a writer and a mum.

Susan Ream (author) from Michigan on March 06, 2010:

Hello jesusmyjoy - you are so welcomed dear lady. I look forward to knowing you better here on the hubs.

Betty Bolden from Bucyrus Ohio on March 06, 2010:

thank you for the fan mail..

Susan Ream (author) from Michigan on March 04, 2010:

skye, so happy to see you my friend. I don't know how people raise their kids without Jesus either skye. We need someone bigger than us who can see them when we can't and lead them in the ways they should go.

Three daughters huh? I have one son and two daughters. My youngest was so easy to raise. She had strong principles and convictions. She is such a joy to all who know her. My oldest, my son, was another story. He bashed all of my hopes and dreams of raising kids to be strong ... BUT ... it was good for me to learn that He was God's kid. When I released him to the Father .. God pursued him and hunted him down. My son now has 3 daughters and is a GREAT dad and husband. God has worked miracles in his life. I am so thankful that my God is able to meet all of our needs when we come to Him.

I hope you are well skye - I feel a kindred spirit with you my friend and can see the light shining from your heart. Thanks for stopping by. Love Ya!

skye2day from Rocky Mountains on March 04, 2010:

Mekenzie Hello sweet one. God loves to surprise his 'kids' Those 'God Winks' They can keep on coming.(-: (Love Your Profile) God is way cool. A beautiful story that does not really surprise me. A moms prayer honored and answered. You kept faith, you stood on 'His' word.

I have 3 daughters. Mekenzie I do not know how anyone could raise a baby without Our Lord Jesus in their life today. Glory to God we have the instruction manual. The world is getting darker. The good news is the Light always puts out the dark. We do serve an awesome God. I believe many are going to come to know Jesus in 2010. The Holy Spirit movement is on big times sister.

I had my usual Elephant tears while reading your awesome story. You are a precious gem with a heart of love and compassion. I know your Rebeca is a joy just as you are. I am sure you put huge smiles on their hearts and a few loving laughs at your 'mom' stuff. It is all good. Amen Sister.

Love N Hugs

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Susan Ream (author) from Michigan on March 03, 2010:

Ictodd, so nice to meet you. :) Your words tell me you speak from experience. Thank you for your kind words .. God is So faithful and an ever present help in trouble. Blessings

Linda Todd from Charleston on March 03, 2010:

A beautiful story and yes God will answer prayers. He is always listening and yes they may be no sometimes. We hurt when we see our children hurting always. You new your chilld very well and your prayers saved her. A wonderful read.

Susan Ream (author) from Michigan on March 01, 2010:

H.C. Thanks for visiting my hubs. I so appreciate your kind words. I'm glad you enjoyed the story. Blessings

Holly from Lone Star State on March 01, 2010:

Wow! This is a beautiful hub-and a wonderful story. Your descriptions (of your beautiful daughter especially) are superior. Thanks for sharing.

hc

Susan Ream (author) from Michigan on February 28, 2010:

Hello Hollywood, yes real love does exist and I am witness to it each time I see Rebecca and Dillon together. They are now the proud parents of three daughters. Dillon is not only a wonderful husband but he's a GREAT Daddy too. Thank you for your kind comments! Blessings

Hollywood Alison on February 27, 2010:

As a woman who has gone through some of the rough spots rebeca did it is nice to be reminded that this love does exist..very touching and well written story. Thankyou.

Susan Ream (author) from Michigan on February 23, 2010:

Thanks for stopping by SwiftlyClean, I am glad you liked the story! :-)