I’m Engaged!

I’m Engaged!

Okay. So I have been contemplating whether to make this public or not but I have been engaged since last Saturday (July 21, 2012)

 

I also wanted to share this note I wrote the night I got engaged to my friends and family:

 

My heart is overwhelmed with joy tonight. ♥ I can hardly describe the love I feel from all my friends and family. ♥

 

I will admit that just even a couple of years ago I just never expected to meet someone like (him). Although I have always tried to remain hopeful- the end of my hopeful days were starting to slowly fade away. That’s when I “LET go and LET God”- the only thing I hadn’t tried. As some of you know, I purposely stopped dating for an entire year. During this time my friendship with (him) just grew stronger and stronger! Although it’s embarrassing to say, I fell hard and I fell quick. Long before he did. I knew early on in our friendship that God had brought us together. I would even go so far to say I knew he was “the one”. I knew there was no one like this amazing man of God who listened to my heart and truly loved me as a friend with no hidden agenda.

 

His friendship was so healing to me. When I was hard on myself he showed me what grace truly was. He always pointed me to God when things were difficult in my life. He is a man of true integrity, a man who lives his life in such a way that I would never question his loyalty. He has made me want to be a better woman, the kind of woman that would attract and keep a man like him. God has been the center of all things since April of last year until tonight when he asked me for my hand in marriage and I know this will remain for the rest of our lives. This bond is built on the only solid rock, the only firm foundation.

 

I have other dreams and I can’t wait to see how God will bless us. He has honored me also in the area of abstinence and we are waitng until marriage. We have done nothing even remotely sexual or innapprpriate. Nothing beyond kissing and he has never and will never google my name.  Truly honorable. I have something I have never had with anyone, a GENUINE and PURE love in every single way

 

I am blessed to be accepted by his amazing and loving family. I have always felt welcomed from day one by everyone despite my past. I am excited to move to Texas and begin a new life with all of you and for many shopping trips with (his sister’s name)!

 

I want to thank my family for throwing such a great dinner/party for (him) and I. I had so much fun, so many laughs and many sentimental moments, just an abundance of love ♥

 

For all my single friends, please know that God honors faithfulness. He is Redeemer and He knows every single desire of your heart. ♥

 

Thank you (him) for always being the man God called you to be through the different seasons of our lives. You have been my best friend and have loved me through many tears and many of my biggest fears. I am just so honored to be your fiancé!!!!!! (I never thought I would say those words!!)

 

Crissy

 


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Brady

June 14, 2013, 2:28 am|Reply

Just read your story which compelled me to watch the documentary you did and all I can say is I have a respect for you that I can’t put into words. My God bless and keep you and my all of your sadness be truly behind you!

Neldis

June 9, 2013, 10:56 pm|Reply

Crissy, can I ask, why do you keep your husband a secret? Why can’t we know his name or see pictures of your relationship? And what about the story of how you met? It would be good to know and see these things, it will help (single) women see how a Godly relationship should look.

If you tell us how you met and how he treated you when you met, it will show young women how they should be treated.

If you reveal his career to us, it will help women see what kinds of job their man should have. Please reveal him. Maybe you are doing it to protect him, but I don’t think you should be worried.

Jerry M Howell II

April 9, 2013, 6:17 am|Reply

G_d bless you, your engagment and your faith. Just like you I had to let go. Once I did, and was content with his love alone, something amazing happened. As you might have guessed, that day 14+ years ago I met my wife. She has been a blessing to me and honors and respects me, a true woman of G_d, I pray and hope day to day to give her all the love I feel for her. Truely, she is the closest to his love for me I can have on earth. You have come a long way and I am very proud to call you sister in the chrstian sense of the word. AMEN

James Dean Meredith.

April 8, 2013, 5:32 pm|Reply

Congratulations on your engagement Crissy. A beautiful girl who deserves a beautiful life xx

Rebecca

April 8, 2013, 5:13 am|Reply

Your story is so inspiring and it makes me very happy to hear that you have found the love you have always been looking for. You deserve it! Thank you for sharing your story with the world, it really is making a difference :)

Max

March 21, 2013, 4:02 pm|Reply

I have read just part of your history and that has streghtened my faith in the Lord. I want to recommend you to read two American preachers who can really teach you the Gospel and the heart of God as you never Known before: Davild Wilkerson and Charles G. Finney. Of these preachers I recommend you to read C. G. Finney´s “Lectures to professing christians”. David Wilkerson´s preaching you can find at http://www.tscnyc.org/media_center.php?pg=sermons. If you really want to grow with the Lord until the end you must read and hear both of these preachers because they were real servants of Jesus Crist.
GOD bless you Crissy

Michael Samuel Miller Jr

March 19, 2013, 9:36 pm|Reply

I read your interview in the Christian Post just now, and I wanted to stop by to offer my praise for our engagement, too! Well done, Crissy! :D And may your hubby-to-be be your Boaz.
GOD BLESS YOU BOTH!

Hail

March 19, 2013, 11:24 am|Reply

I’m blessed to read this post. Your story is very inspiring. God bless you more :)

Phillip Collins

March 19, 2013, 10:58 am|Reply

Crissy, well done for having the courage to change. Sometimes it takes courage to accept the Grace we know will make a radical difference. It seems God has blessed your acceptance of His Grace by giving you a amn of honour. I think true friends are the ones that point us to God rather than to themselves. Only when we accept them, do we appreciate God’s riches in Jesus.
May I share a poem with you? Reading your story (I’ve never heard of you before) reminded me of this episode, because this is what Grace does.

C132 SV 46 The Lonely Woman’s Song [April 2005-26 May 2009

It’s coming on evening; the day is done
I just want to cry and my heart is dead
I need someone to take me away
Away from this life ,this loathing
Away from myself

It’s the time I dread
They come to me for “love”
All I have in me is silent hate
My heart is dead
They pierce my body
But my heart is dead.
They pierce my body
And my soul is dead

I need someone to take me away
Away from this life; away from myself
Evening comes; the daylight is done
O God – can’t you hear me?

Scorn and stones on the streets
Jibes and jeers from those I meet
With their money they ease their guilt.
But my soul’s life is spilt
They pierce my body
But my heart is dead.
They pierce my body
And my soul is dead

I need someone to take me away
Away from this life; away from myself
I want to stand in the sun
Forget what I’ve done
O God – can’t you hear me?

“Hey, Jesus, what do you say
You know what Moses said.
To stone the adulteress dead.
So, Prophet, what do you say?”

“The man with no sin, not a single one,
Yes, he can cast the first stone.”

Gradually one by one they leave me alone.
Then he turns and says, “Lady,
I see the abuse and God sees your pain;
Ask for forgiveness and sin no more;
By the grace of God be whole again.”

I’ve found someone to take me away
Away to new life; away from myself
I can now stand in the sun
Forgiven for what I’ve done
O God – you heard me.
O God – you heard me.

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