As my boys begin to explore the idea of finding a girl for marriage I find myself giving them more and more tidbits of advice as to what to look for. I find myself telling them to wait for the BEST. They deserve the BEST, in fact, everyone does, but what does the BEST look like? Well the best isn't the girl who wins the BEST in a beauty contest (beauty fades I remind them), nor is it one that wears the BEST clothes (fashions come and go), and it sure isn't the one who wins the BEST in a popularity contest (those are only numbers).
No....the BEST is far different and far above rubies.
My advice to my boys is to find the girl who has the BEST heart towards the Lord. The girl who loves to cook/bake for those she loves, and can make the BEST cherry cobbler in her man's eyes. How about the girl that will give you the BEST smile at the end of a long hard day and knows the BEST thing to say to comfort you. Ohhhh and don't forget the girl who will give your children the very BEST of herself in the wee hours of the morning, when the babies are crying out. Maybe she will know the BEST lullabye to lull them back to sleep. Look for the kind of girl that will know what to say to your child when their head hangs low, like, "You're the very BEST to me, honey."
Just remember that you want to give her the BEST too. You will need to remember to save your BEST hug for her in the evening, and tell her that she was the BEST thought you had all day. You will want to lead her the BEST you know how; to help her feel safe and secure, and you can do this by giving your very first and BEST to God each and every day. If you do these things you will find the very BEST friend you have ever had. You will have the BEST life that you ever dreamed of.
Yep, I want my boys to have the very BEST, don't you?