I thought I’d never meet my Mr. Wonderful. I met every other kinda guy … I’d think he was Mr. Wonderful, and then the next one, or maybe his friend? But no. I had a list of characteristics that I wanted my Mr. Wonderful to have. Nice guy, loves God, gentle, kind, tall, dark, handsome and a few other things.

Then my mom told me one day “Lisa, don’t make this long list of characteristics you want God to give you in a man. He already knows all the things you need and want in a guy. Ask Him to make you into the woman that would be the perfect match for that Mr. Wonderful.”

No matter how hard I looked, I could never find him. So I started to do just as my mom suggested and finally gave up and just started to really serve God. I had so much fun that the years of serving seemed to fly right by. I went to a Singles retreat in the mountains with my church … and as I was busy about all the fun retreat things, I met a guy. Nice guy and he was cute! But he was just one of a bunch of other girls and guys having fun at a retreat.

When I came down the mountain after the retreat, I had peace in my heart and a song on my tongue. I had no idea what would happen next. Two weeks after the retreat, my phone rang. It was that “Nice guy” I met at the retreat. For the first time in years my heart leapt. Wow! Something just happened inside of me and I hadn’t felt that before.

He was one of the leaders of the retreat and he asked if it was OK that he was calling me. We talked on the phone and started to get to know each other. We went out on some group outings and as we got to know each other we started to fall in love. Guess what! He was my Mr. Wonderful!

What did I do to find him? I did just as my mom suggested. I entrusted my ‘wish list’ to God. I asked Him to make me into the woman that would make a Mr. Wonderful a happy man.

Today that Mr. Wonderful is my husband and there isn’t a day that goes by that I’m not glad I gave my wish list to God and I didn’t settle for second best. I got the very best!