Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Step Aside Alaska! We've Got News that Matters!

While we were on the Alaskan Cruise, it poured buckets.
It was windy, foggy and cold.
While you were all at home enjoying the sun, we too felt a few special rays.

Our first glimmer of sun shone brightly on our last day...
and since then the sun has been shining in more than one way.

Just prior to our trip, our daughter Mikki broke the news.
We got a text that said,

"I said Yes!"

And then the text messages flew as she unraveled her story.
Joe, her fiance, called us earlier in June asking permission for our daughter.
So we were waiting....for that text...but who knew when.

Would he have the courage to ask?
Would she say Yes?

And where did it take place?
Of course on the top of a mountain, where there romance began.
They celebrated with a snickers bar, and watched the snow fall softly.

"Send me a photo of the ring!" I've seen that it's for real and I was satisfied.
 Last night, two weeks later, she came home and we got to hear her story.
It was a warm summer evening and we made her favorite meal.
Prawns, Corn on the Cob, Raspberry Salad and Watermelon.

I love watching her Father take time to hear her heart.
There's something that tugs at the heart of this Father.

We toasted together, shared stories, and wished her God's blessings.

 Meanwhile, the excitement of browsing through wedding books begins.
Themes, colors, dresses, decor, invites...and the list goes on.
Wedding plans are for 2014!
 And within the beauty lies her ring.
A ring which symbolizes commitment.
May the two of you go forward in your journey together,
with God's countless blessings shining on you!


  1. That is so exciting!

  2. Awww - such wonderful news!!! Another wedding to look forward to. What a lovely blessing you have given them Marg. So precious!

    Sorry that our cruise was so wet. Hope you had lots of fireworks though? The rain continues here with rivers and dams overflowing.....

    1. I mean't YOUR cruise!! Sometimes I think spell check changes things on me - hmmmm.

  3. Beautiful post about relationships all the way around. Love it. Looking forward to seeing the plans unfold. Congratulations Mikki and Joe!! Congrats, too, to you and John!

  4. Exciting news! Congratulations!!

  5. So exciting! Congrats all around! Wishing Mikki and Joe and lifetime of happiness...and God's abundant blessings.

  6. I am so happy for this couple! I love to imagine all the excitement of the evening and can almost hear your enthusiasm for the plans and the lifetime of commitment ahead. Wishing them God's blessing.

  7. Congratulations to the engaged couple! I love the photo of dad and daughter at the table.. set with a beautiful dinner prepared with love. Wishing you all God's blessing in the journey ahead!

  8. How exciting..congratulations to all of you..God's blessings!

  9. How exciting..congratulations to all of you..God's blessings!

  10. Love it when goid news comes in bunches like that! Happy wedding planning!

  11. Congratulations to all of you! That's wonderful. Keep us posted on all the exciting plans and decisions, and enjoy every moment of this special time.

    Take care and God bless, Carol

  12. Congratulations Joe and Mikki! What a sweet love story high up in the mountains. Such a lovely ring, and may the promise of love and commitment in that love grow ever deeper and sweeter. God Bless you two! I know you and John and the rest of the family will help to make this such a celebration.

  13. Congratulations on your upcoming wedding! Blessings are going all around us both. Your rainy cruise still looked wonderful and so beautiful!

  14. Best wishes to your girl! Such an exciting time of life.
    Re: knitting vs clothes while packing. Knitting projects always win--as they should :)

  15. Exciting news, for sure, Marg! You will just have time to enjoy the year-old memories of the first wedding and then you will be headlong into the second. I hope you and your daughter enjoy every single minute of the planning - something tells me that you will!

  16. Such joy! Congratulations to you and the happy couple! So exciting and fun mother/daughter times to come with wedding planning. I love love stories !

  17. What a tender post about your daughter's engagement. Congratulations and may God's light and blessings shine down on her and Joe.


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