As the mother of girls who are grown up -- or almost grown up -- I have had the chance lately to be extremely grateful for the good Christian men in my life and in the lives of my children. It's a new kind of terrifying to have a daughter old enough that she could choose to get married if she wanted to. It's less terrifying because she's smart and even less terrifying because she has good Grandpas, a good Dad, and lots and lots of good Uncles to look to as a guide for what a good Christian man is like. So today I want to say a quick thank you, thank you, thank you to all of the men who know how to live the gospel in such a way that my girls look up to you and enjoy your company. I have hopes that my girls will find someone like you.
To all of the wives of those men -- give them a thanks from me. Because of them I can be more hopeful than terrified. My girls will, when the time is right, find good Christian men -- and then we can rejoice!