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!!)