Sooo… life has been crazy, and it certainly has been a long time since I have written! Let me catch you up.
Evans and I took a 12 week pre-marriage class using the book Preparing for Marriage by Dennis Rainey. We totally recommend this book because it helped us to think about serious topics that we may not have normally thought about as a Long Distance couple.We also suggest having a mentor, pastor, or counselor go through the book with you to discuss your readiness for marriage. After completing the class (Evans Skyped in for sessions and did the reading on his own) we decided we were ready to take the next step, so…WE ARE ENGAGED!! I know you’re probably wondering how it happened, so I’ll try to share as much as I can!
1.) Evans and I went through Skype pre-marriage classes from Sep. to Dec.
2.) We passed the class with flying colors and decided we were both ready to get married and start a life together.
3.) We prayed…A LOT that my dad would give his blessing and for God to confirm our decision to get engaged
4.) I sat down with my dad over Christmas break and discussed that Evans and I wanted to get married (In December we had been dating long-distance 2 years and 6 months!)
5.) Evans Skyped with my dad for about an hour and was “interviewed”…BUT in the end my dad said YES!
6.) Evans PLANNED a SURPRISE ENGAGEMENT PARTY and PROPOSED on January 23.
So now we are ENGAGED and super pumped for our wedding! After our marriage we will be working as missionaries.*
* Yes, we are missionaries…young and unashamed to give our lives for the sake of the betterment of others and the spread of the Gospel. Tune in for more about our adventures together ❤️