You’re Not Losing A Daughter, You’re Gaining A Son

I have been asked, why I am maintaining a blog if I’m not going to use it to announce the fact that my daughter is engaged?

I suppose the answer is that while a blog is good for exposing some parts of your life, such as favorite movies, music, and random thoughts, it may not be correspondingly useful to mark the momentous events around which life itself is structured. Unless one is especially good, and especially practiced, at writing an online diary that is meant to be consumed publicly, one’s reflections on something as serious as the marriage of his children are bound to be perceived as inappropriate, bombastic, or shallow. Or maybe all three.

Now that we’ve had the private conversations with interested parties who needed to know first, I’ll just say briefly here that I’m delighted that I have a daughter that is engaged to be married, and that I’m equally delighted in her young man and in his family.

May God be praised, especially by my future son-in-law, because

“House and wealth are inherited from fathers,
But a prudent wife is from the Lord.”
Proverbs 19:14

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