To Our Daughter’s Future Father-in-Law,
Sometime in the coming years, our children will meet. While your son’s quick smile or handsome face may at first attract our daughter’s attention, I trust that it will be his strength of character that holds her interest.
Just to warn you – she’s used to being around real men, the kind who aren’t afraid to get their hands dirty, and have manly hobbies like hunting, fishing, and carpentry. Perhaps your son likes to work on cars or plays sports. If he’d rather spend hours watching television or devotes his free time to video games, he’s probably not the one for her.
I hope that they will share a love of good literature and uplifting music. While she won’t expect a wealthy lifestyle, she will want a man with a good work ethic. We’ll advise her to watch how this young man treats his mother; it’s likely he will treat his wife the same way.
Above all, we are training our daughter to seek a man who loves God and wants His will for his life. One of our greatest desires is that she will be equipped to support a husband in his walk with the Lord and work alongside him in whatever ministry God calls them to do.
I look forward to meeting you one day and, as time and distance allow, sharing a Thanksgiving dinner or Christmas Eve celebration with your family. May we spend many happy hours together, welcoming grandchildren, rejoicing at God’s working in our children’s lives.
Until then, my husband and I will be doing our best, with God’s help and by His all-encompassing grace, to rear a daughter who will make your son a fine wife.
The mother of your future daughter-in-law