It’s with hearts overflowing with gratitude that we share the news that our family is once again growing by “two feet.”
This time, however, it is not by way of adoption, but by the sacred road of marriage that we are gaining a son.
This afternoon, Zach took Gracie to a place that holds a special place in her heart and asked her to be his bride. Standing at the base of Buttermilk Falls he declared his love and devotion, presenting her with a treasured token of his love: a family heirloom, his great grandmother’s ring.
And Grace responded with a resounding, “YES!”
Their courtship has been a sweet blessing in the midst of some challenging months, and it was with great joy and unwavering assurance that we gave Zach our blessing when he approached us to ask if he could have our oldest daughter’s hand in marriage.
Grace didn’t know today was going to be one for the memory books, but we did! Zach included us in the blessed event as secret photographers of the proposal. It was such a gift of love to be allowed to be part of that experience and it was a joy to share that moment with both Molly and Sherrie, her soon-to-be second mother.
Grace couldn’t have saved her heart for a better man, and as a result is blessed to be gaining an incredible family.
Our hearts are so full that we find our eyes leaking with the joy of it all.
Blessings of love and eternal happiness to the bride-to-be and the man she loves.
God has blessed them both!