What I Hope They Remember: Loved Before Living


Today is a link-up with Suzie Eller Click the image to jump to the next post.

22 years old. Not married. Living life one day at a time.

This is probably not the description that comes to mind when you think about someone leaving a legacy. But each day, I know that I am building one. Each day that comes I make countless choices – many of them seemingly minor, some made without much of a thought. All the same, many of those choices will carry on into tomorrow, and for years to come.

One of those choices is a prayer that I pray very often:

  • I pray for my future husband
    • Proverbs 31:12 says: “She does him good, and not harm, all the days of her life.” (ESV) God knows who he is and what he is going through, even if I don’t. The one thing I know that I can do for him in this season is to pray. I pray that he walks with God, and in favor and blessing. I pray that He walk in love and abide in the Spirit. I pray that he knows he is loved and that there are prayers being prayed on his behalf – and through that knowledge be strengthened and encouraged in spirit.
  • I pray for my future children
    • I prayed for this child, and the Lord has granted me what I asked of him.” 1 Samuel 1:27 (NIV) I have always wanted to be a wife and mother. Whenever God brings them, I want them to know that they were loved before they were living. They were thought of, hoped for, planned for, and prayed for.

When my children look back one day, I want them to remember that they were loved even before they drew their first breath. I want to show them what it is to be loved. I won’t be the perfect mother. They aren’t going to be perfect kids. We are all going to make mistakes, but what I hope they remember is that no matter what, they were loved – even before they lived.


About Brittany Lee Ketter

I am a writer, speaker and abolitionist who is passionately in love with Jesus. I carry the purpose God placed on my life to bring the broken to restoration and to a recognition of redemption, and also to raise up a generation of women who are healed, healthy and wholeheartedly devoted to God and to His plans and purposes for their lives.
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4 Responses to What I Hope They Remember: Loved Before Living

  1. Beautiful Brittany! I’m hopping over from Suzie’s page. My daughter is 18…it will be fun for me to share your post with her. Loved it. 🙂

  2. Julie Sunne says:

    Incredibly meaningful and lovely, Brittany. I love how you are already blessing your future husband and children. Swinging over from Suzie’s linkup and so glad I did.

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