making it official

Saturday, April 13, 2013

So because no news is actually official till you blog about it, here's the engagement post. JT and I decided it was a good idea to keep each other around for a bit longer. Like the rest of our lives kind of longer. eeeeeeek!

He took me to one of our favorite spots in the city and made us get out of the car (which in any other circumstance would not have happened because it was freezing cold and windy enough to knock a moose over.) We sat on the same bench we did two years ago when I was leaving for Honduras and he had plenty of his own adventures ahead of him. There was so much uncertainty and so much giving over to our Lord and prayer and sweet words back then.

So this week we found ourselves there again, with so much gratitude in our hearts for the blessing of each other and the strength that comes out of trust and surrender. He pulled out one of his journals that he had written in a month after we had met and read some words that of course made all of my emotions come pouring out of my eyes. And then, like any man should, he got down on one knee, used my whole name, and asked me to be his wife. (!)

I know I said yes because I've got this gorgeous piece of jewelry on my finger now from a man that I love very much. We felt obligated to take pictures because that's just what you do but it was so cold, this is, in fact, the only one we snapped that night.




J, you are a good man. You are my man. My life is better with you in it and I thank God every day that he has blessed me like he has. I am so excited for all of the adventures to come -- for the crazy stuff and the really normal stuff -- because you're going to be there. I can't wait to be a pastor's wife. To be a mama for our kids. To be supported by you as I pursue my own passions. To be on your team. You're going to be such a good husband and a good dad because of the kind of man you already are. I trust you and will follow you to the ends of the earth. Love, E.

9 comments:

  1. Unbelievable! So excited for you Erin. What an enormous blessing. CONGRATULATIONS!!! :)

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  2. Such an awesome story!! I am so happy for you! It's the best thing to find the person God wants you to spend the rest of your life with :) congratsss

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  3. That's fantastic, congratulations!!

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  4. Congratulations, Erin! I wish you love and happiness!

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  5. God is so very good Erin, and you and Jeremy are so very faithful. What a beautiful recap of Jeremy's proposal to you...and also your penned writing to Jeremy. It is so very evident that God brought you two together and has wonderful plans for your lives...together. We can't wait to watch your future unfold. Thank you for your wonderful example of a loving, supportive fiance to Jeremy - - you're going to make him the most beautiful wife. We are holding you both close in prayer...and thanking and praising God for His very generous and gracious and loving presence in your lives. I am just so very, very grateful that we spent time together in Yakima. It was a short time....but I feel like I've known you since forever. And that's a most beautiful thing.

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  6. Oh dear...I'm so computer illiterate! Jeremy knows this about me. David Hamlin did not write that last post. I did - - Beth Hamlin. :)

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  7. NOW I can congratulate you both, officially!! Sorry for the premature well wishes, but you know us moms get a little excited about these things!! Wishing you lots of love and happiness!! :)

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  8. I'm the "anonymous" above!! As you can see this is my first attempt at posting on a blog!! LOL So Beth is not alone in her computer illiteracy!!

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  9. Since I've already messaged and "pictured" you two with my C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S, I won't repeat myself. I do want you to know how absolutely precious and equisite this blog is. I will treasure it always. One of your "Aunties-of-the-bride-to-be" xoxo aj (Keep the kleenex handy)!

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