Tuesday, May 11, 2010

somebody is engaged !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Somebody very special in our lives is engaged!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It is such a joy to know that God in His providence brings a man and woman and joins them together as "ONE" in a covenant before Him in marriage for LIFE.....til death do they part! It is equally joyous when you have been involved in their lives! So I pronounce to you that our dear friend and like daughter to us, Danielle is engaged to her sweetheart for life, Aaron!!! Aaron asked her to marry him on Mother's Day, so fitting if you know her journey.And what a journey Danielle has been on, so young, yet experienced things many young ladies do not taste until farther down the road. I don't know if you remember or not but her mother died of cancer Jan. 3, 2007 and Joel died Jan. 23, 2007. A young girl suffering through a great loss as our family but a bit different. The road of sorrow was in a sense a binding road for us as I remember she and Bethany visited on the phone and I too having conversations with Danielle of grieving and of life itself, of divorced parents, struggling with where to live and more. Danielle has come to our home many times and even spent much of the summers with us. I have come to know her and love her as one of my own, our whole family has. We are so excited for her!!! I am so excited for her in the sense I see a beautiful story of redemption. I remember Danielle saying on occasion as we talked of "guys" and thinking "who" it would be one day and she always seemed to think she did not deserve a guy that was a top notch type fella! As I look at Danielle's life and see how God has taken a young lady with a broken heart, of wondering if any dreams would come true, of what her future held and her thinking she was just stuck in life without direction, I heartily share with you that with God ALL things are possible. Danielle has stuck with it, I think she would say she wanted to give up yet she sought the Lord, waited, trusted, cried out with tears and yearnings and He has redeemed and blessed her with a godly young man!!!!! One summer she was here and all of us girls one day were talking again of guys and I encouraged her and my daughters to make a list of what they wanted in a husband. To be very detailed and don't be afraid to make your requests known unto the Lord. Be specific and hold your list in prayer before the Lord and WAIT!!!! I think Danielle's words would be "GOD fulfilled it over and above what I wrote down!" Another exciting thought to this story is how God directs our steps and puts us in places "where" we might meet our life husbands or wife. She has been in the home of a family with other children and it has been through this season of life that she and Aaron have got to know each other, so you see if we let Him direct our steps and write our "love stories" its so wonderful and beautiful, a story that can be told testifying of our great God!!!

Well, the date is in August! Plans are underway, details and the beauty of wedding planning!

Danielle, your dreams have come true! May our Great Jehovah fulfill your every hearts desire in and through your marriage as you and Aaron join together in marriage and become a living picture to the world.......... of Christ and His Bride, the church.

Our family is looking forward to June when Danielle hopefully gets to come to our house and we have one more "fling" of fun, memories to make, friendships deepened and also a bit of craziness as only can happen with the Morris crew.........and hope to have no skirt issues :) LOL!!!!!!!!!!

So congratulations to Danielle and Aaron!!!!!!

hope I can do this soon with my own children
make a post like this one !!!!!!!


Mountain Mama said...

God's Love Stories are my Absolute favorite!! I love seeing how He works and blesses those that love and seek Him. Sounds like Danielle has walked through some difficult trials - only to "refine" for her for her future husband.

Bethany and your family have blessed this young lady with your friendship and love.

Yay and Congrats Aaron and Danielle!

ps when I saw your post title, I was just sure one of yours was engaged. I couldn't wait to find out which one. You had me!

Sharon said...

Thanks for sharing Cindy - praying for your own now in this way. God is able. :)

Hannah B. said...

Yay!!!! I'm SOO happy for Danielle and Aaron - God writes the most beautiful stories. :)

Chad and Jessica's Family said...

Oh how exciting. Congrats to the new couple. Oh I love a wedding!!! I feel like I know her a bit through you and peaking at her and Bethany's blogs. I so thought this was one of yours getting married and I was so anxious to read :) Keep us nosey readers informed :) Is a tornado coming? I sure hope not!


Shanna said...

Congratulations!!! I absolutely love stories like these. To read of God's mercy in the lives of His people is so refreshing. Thank you for sharing.

The Lockwood Family ♥ said...

Congratulations to Danielle and Aaron! That is so precious to read...brought tears to my eyes!
Praise the Lord! Waiting is not my favorite thing to do, but the older I get, the more I realize how truly blessed and good it is.
I'm so happy for Danielle! How wonderful that the Lord not only brought her and Aaron together!

The Lockwood Family ♥ said...

Oopssss...never finished! ...I was going to say how wonderful that the Lord not only brought her and Aaron together, but that he brought your family and her together to be such a blessing to each other. Godly friendships are true treasures!

MarshaMarshaMarsha said...

Congratulations Danielle and Aaron!

Danielle said...

Dear Mrs. Morris,

I cannot thank you enough! :) I cried reading this...basically reading the last few years of my life through your eyes and just stepping back and seeing how AWESOME our God is! :) No one in the world could have come up with better plans than Him! Your family's love and friendship have been a treasure to me and something I hope to hold on to forever! I can't thank God enough either for bringing you all into my life at just the time I needed you! Thank you for all your prayers in every situation in my life, through moving, parents, death..and even guys. It was a very hard thing for me to learn (still AM learning) but to wait on the Lord! When I try to do things my own way they just fail, so it's such a blessing to see the fruit come from just waiting and praying! Thank you Lord for Aaron!! :)

I cannot wait for you all to meet him! Hopefully SOON! I'm praying that anyways! :) Ya'll are such a blessing to me! :) I LOVE YOU GUYS!

Oh, and thank you everyone else for the congratulations!