Happy News – They’re Engaged!

We have exciting news! Hannah is engaged to her love, David!

She was completely shocked when he proposed last weekend, thinking it would be a couple more months. We were in on the surprise, so that made it extra fun for us.

It’s also very special that he proposed at our family’s special place, Whidbey Island.

We are thrilled to have David join our family, most of all because he loves Hannah. Second, he’s an amazing, kind, loving person. Third, did I mention he’s a psychiatric social worker who happens to be great with adolescents?

[The third point is a little selfish to include, but I know you, of all people, can appreciate the gifts he brings to our family!]

When Hannah decided to do a fellowship (following residency), we were happy for her, but a little disappointed she would be far away for another year. Then she chose the one program in her specialty that was two years rather than one, and it was far away in Cincinnati.

But God had a good plan in taking her there that went beyond her career. She met David.

They haven’t set a date yet, but wedding planning has commenced!

Lots of excitement for the Qualls family and a huge amount of gratitude to God.

With happiness,

Lisa

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Let me introduce myself. Russ and I are the parents of twelve children by birth and adoption, and sometimes more through foster care. I'm the creator of One Thankful Mom which has been as much of a gift to me as to my readers. In 2011 I became a TBRI® Pracitioner* and have lived and breathed connected parenting ever since. I'm deeply honored to be the co-author, together with the late Dr. Karyn Purvis, of The Connected Parent; it is her final written work. I love speaking at events for adoptive and foster parents. I'm also the co-founder of The Adoption Connection, a podcast and resource site for adoptive moms. I mentor and encourage adoptive moms so you can find courage and hope in your journeys of loving your children well.

13 Comments

  1. Emily Wynsma
    July 30, 2018

    YYYESSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!! I couldn’t stop smiling thinking about them all weekend.

    Also, I love that your boys will have an amazing big brother who looks like them 🙂

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    1. Lisa Qualls
      July 30, 2018

      We couldn’t be happier!

      Reply
  2. Maggie Gieseke
    July 30, 2018

    Happy congratualtions to the whole Qualls family… David and Hannah look very happy together. Cincinnati is my hometown and I very much love my city and the community here…please let me know if I can be of any help to your girl.
    Many thanks for sharing your happy news!
    Maggie

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    1. Lisa Qualls
      July 30, 2018

      Thanks so much, Maggie!

      Reply
  3. Joelle
    July 30, 2018

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!! So happy for all of you.

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    1. Lisa Qualls
      July 30, 2018

      Thank you, Joelle. We’re so happy.

      Reply
  4. Kathy Cissna
    July 30, 2018

    Wow, congratulations!!! I was just wondering what Hannah was up to!

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    1. Lisa Qualls
      July 30, 2018

      Good to hear from you, Kathy! Hannah is busy being a surgeon and planning a wedding!

      Reply
  5. Kate
    July 31, 2018

    Hooray! I have been rejoicing in the news! I am so happy for what God has given to answer prayers! Very thankful. 🙂

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    1. Lisa Qualls
      July 31, 2018

      We’re thankful too! Thanks for celebrating with us, Kate.

      Reply
  6. Cindy H
    July 31, 2018

    Yay! Congrats to all! So exciting!

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    1. Lisa Qualls
      August 2, 2018

      Thank you, Cindy!

      Reply
  7. Damaris
    August 22, 2018

    Oh what happy news!! Congratulations to Hannah and David. Wishing them all the very best.

    Many blessings,
    Damaris

    Reply

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