Jun 26, 2012

The Pearls: Part II

 Part I- of this post was written well over two years ago.
The young lady in that story has since gotten older and
has never forgotten the lesson she learned from her mother.

A lesson on letting go and trusting God -
Trusting in His timing and knowing that His ways are far
higher than hers.

The fake pearls were given up five years ago.  Really it seems
like a lifetime ago and the young lady has learned so much
and grown stronger because of it.

Sometimes she wondered about her real pearls.
She knew that God never takes something without
giving something far better in return, but there were
times she doubted.  She thought perhaps those
real pearls were over rated and maybe she shouldn't be so picky.

But then one day God brought someone into her life.
Someone who made her a better person.
Someone who made her eyes twinkle.
Someone who made her realize that genuine is so much better than fake.

And then it happened.

He knew her story,
her past struggles, and
had read about her giving up her fake pearls.

So one fine day he presented her with black velvet box
just like the one from her story.
When she opened it she saw a beautiful strand of
genuine pearls. 
He told her that she meant so much to him
and  how he hoped he could be her set of real pearls.

A few months have passed.
Every time that young lady puts on those pearls
she is reminded of the past lesson learned
and she is so grateful that she gave up her fake pearls.

On November 2, 2012 that young lady will put those genuine
pearls on and walk down a church aisle to start a new life with him.

And she couldn't be more blessed.


  1. That brought tears to my eyes! God truly has brought the two of you together. I will be honored to share apart of your special day together. I love you

  2. I got chills...and that is rare thing for me! Such a sweet and beautiful story. It doesn't get much more romantic than that!
    I can't wait to hear more about your wedding plans. You need to send me your address so that I can send you a little gift ;)

  3. Loved this Cole!! It's been so neat to watch how all this has worked out!! You did find an amazing Man and i couldn't be happier!!

  4. I am humbled by your kindness Nicole and I am thrilled to be marrying you this fall. I love our story and will always be falling more in love with you.

    Your Jack

  5. Such a sweet post!! :) It has been amazing watching God work things out for you better than you could have ever imagined! I love you so much and can not wait to see what God has in store for both you and Jack!

  6. Wow, like the other reader, I got chills and goosebumps, too! Reading this brought tears to my eyes. I am happy for you both, Nicole. What joy it undoubtedly brings your parents, to know how you have surrendered to the Lord, waited for His best, and now it is unfolding before you. God bless you!

  7. A precious story, beautifully written. Unspeakably happy for you guys. Treasure each other always!


  8. Congratulations! God's way is always perfect. I am so happy for you!!

  9. Loved this!! :) Can't wait for the big day!! So happy for the two of you!

  10. Very sweet. Happy for you both!

  11. This too, gave me chills and brought tears to my eyes!! So precious and beautiful!



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