Russ and I have happy news! Noah proposed to Katie this weekend. It is an incredible thing to watch your children grow up, and such a joy to see them make wise decisions that we know will bless them.
I love the way God weaves our lives together and makes them beautiful. Noah and Katie’s story began years ago when our son-in-law, Andrew, was growing up in Texas. He and Katie spent years of their childhood on a swim team together. They swam together until they graduated from high school and went their separate ways to college. Andrew moved to Idaho, where he met our daughter, Mimi, and fell in love. They were married July 17, 2010.
Early on in their relationship, they decided that Noah and Katie would be perfect for one another. The problem was that Katie was going to college in Arkansas and Noah was in Idaho. Then Katie began looking for a graduate school. Andrew and Mimi encouraged her consider Washington State University, just seven miles away.
So Katie, a Texas girl, went to college in Arkansas, then moved to Washington, where she met Noah. Just as Andrew and Mimi predicted, the two fell in love, and now we are adding a daughter to our family. We love Katie and are so thankful that God has blessed Noah with a woman who loves Jesus and loves him. We have never seen Noah so happy.
One Sunday when Noah and Katie were dating, I said to Andrew, “If Noah and Katie get married, it will be like he married your cousin.” “No,” he replied,”It will be like he married my sister.”
Isn’t is just like God to do something so amazing.
Noah and Katie are planning a very small, family, wedding in June. The ceremony will be at a tiny, white church set in the midst of wheat fields, and the reception will be in our yard. I’m sure you’ll hear more about wedding preparation than you’ll ever want to know.
Katie’s mom is coming to Idaho for Thanksgiving; we’re really looking forward to meeting her and talking wedding, wedding, wedding.
Give thanks with us,
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