My son asked Lauren Clark to be his wife. She said “yes.”
“Yes” to being the youngest Mrs. Kaser and all that comes with that name.
“Yes” to being his best friend and lover for life.
“Yes” to being the mother of his children.
“Yes” to aligning her goals and dreams and plans with his.
“Yes” to helping him to be the man God has called him to be.
“Yes”to being by his side through all the good days and bad days and all the days in between.
With her accepting his proposal, I’m saying “yes” to some things myself.
“Yes” to embracing this lovely young woman as my own daughter.
“Yes” to supporting Seth and Lauren Kaser as a separate family - connected to us, but their own.
“Yes” to giving her all the help and advice, but only when she asks for it.
“Yes” to giving her space and time to learn how to be his wife.
“Yes” to the truth that she knows a different version of my son than I do, and it’s supposed to be that way.
“Yes” to surrendering some of our family traditions and routines in favor of letting them make their own.
“Yes” to embracing her family and working to establish new beautiful relationships.
“Yes” to this new season of change and beauty and love and family.
“Yes” to it all, because I have prayed for this girl my son’s entire life. To all of my prayers, God has answered with Lauren and said, “yes.”