Here Comes the Bride!
In The Undertaker’s Wife, there’s a chapter in which a woman – the “prophet in red stilettos” – shows up to attend a funeral and asks Dee Oliver (a.k.a. the undertaker’s wife who, by this time in the story, is the undertaker’s widow) if she is married. When she learns that Dee’s husband has passed, the woman doesn’t miss a beat. “You are going to get married again,” she proclaims. “The Lord has a husband for you. But you don’t need to go looking for him; he will find you.”
The Bible says that there are a lot of false prophets out there, and that one way to tell if a message is from God or not is if it comes true. Well, this gal with the red kicks seems like the real deal because (spoiler alert) Dee is getting married this week! I’ll let her tell her story in her own good time, but I will say this: If I get to write it, we might call it The Wedding Planner’s Wife, since her beloved (Mr. Boyd Melchor, pictured here) has pretty much taken over every detail of their impending nuptials and, based on the plans that he’s laid thus far, it promises to be glorious.
So Dee, congratulations! All God’s best to you and Boyd as you begin your new life together. I love your story, especially the fact that (just like for all of us) it is still being written. And not to steal your personal prophesy or anything, but I think the promise that the woman gave you at the funeral that day, words from Joshua 1:8-9, are pretty perfect for anyone who wants to see their own story end well:
Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful. Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid. Do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.
I guess we should just put an Amen right there.
But by way of a P.S., here’s this: For all of you who have posted comments or written reviews saying you really liked The Undertaker’s Wife except for the ending cuz you wanted to know what happened to Dee, well…now you know. And for those who have not yet read the book, here’s a wedding party favor: Click here to download the first few chapters for free. Whoop whoop!