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I was just cleaning/organising some of the things I brought from America and came across one of my journals. In this specific journal, I wrote a few things I desired/prayed for in a future husband (this was before I met Zack). I wanted to write these things down to look back on as a reminder and be specific in my prayers.

Here’s what I wrote:

Patient – a man that is willing to take the time to work through things with me. A man that has the patience to deal with me and our problems the right way in the right timing.

Understanding – Someone willing to accept me despite my flaws. Someone that sees a person for more than their surface. Willing to listen and hear the problem out, not just assume or point fingers.

God-fearing – His fear for God is above all else. His love for God is much greater than his love for me. Because of his amazing love for God, he is able to love me with an amazing love. His love for God inspires me.

Leader – the ability to lead our family in the way of the Lord. To be the man I need him to be to confide and trust in. To lead our family in the right direction no matter what.

Respectful – He has respect first and most importantly for our Lord Jesus Christ. Again, as a result of this respect, he has an esteem for me, my family, his family, and his authorities. Even though he may not agree, he respects others standards and opinions and is willing to talk about it.

Honesty – He truly believes this is the best policy. It is a foundational principle in our relationship. He is transparent and does not try to come across as perfect. He is willing to share everything with me. Honesty comes before pride; in fact, it replaces it.

Zack not only meets all these characteristics, but exceeds them. It filled my heart with such joy today when I re-read this knowing God provided more than I could have ever imagined.

It’s important to not only pray for what we desire, but pray that we ourselves are spiritually prepared and focused on Christ.

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