Friday, August 10, 2007

Our Newest Addition!! :)

Ok, three post in one week. That must be some kind of record for me. I'm usually the once a week poster. But we have exciting news to share!! We are welcoming a new addition to our family! No, I am NOT pregnant! Praise the Lord! But we are adding a son to our family. Yes, Ashley got engaged tonight!!!! I don't quite know how that is possible; she is still just 4 years old! (actually 21! the years go by so fast!)

His name is Warren and he called us last night to ask for our blessing. Ashley and I are leaving in about a week to go to Las Vegas to see Celine Dion, (more on that when we get back!) so he wanted to ask her before we left. We couldn't be more excited! We have been praying all of our kids lives for the spouse they would one day marry. God has answered our prayer for Ashley in Warren. Warren is a strong Godly, Christian man and comes from a strong Christian family. He loves our daughter very much and has already taken extremely good care of her. He is very sweet, has a great sense of humor and fits into our family just perfectly. Ashley is in Abilene right now, so I haven't even gotten to see the ring!

Warren was so sweet, he went down to Abilene today and all of Ashley's friends knew what was going on. They were keeping her away from the house and helping Warren all day. He decorated her house with flowers and balloons and cooked her dinner. The first picture is the entry way in front of her front door where she walked in. The next picture is of the table. You may notice the mints on the corners of the place mat. They are from Abuelo's, the first place they had dinner. What a sweet guy!! I don't have a picture of them together yet because all of those have her ring in them and she doesn't want me to see it before she gets home to show me. Which isn't going to be until Thursday!! I don't know if I can stand it until then! :)

Warren is a youth minister in Clifton, TX and a graduate of ACU. Ashley graduates from ACU in May, and the wedding will be some time after that.

Kind of a side note, I just found out a couple of days ago that Warren's cousin's wife, Sara Glenn, grew up with her family in the Houston area and were really close friends with some good friends of ours, the Ross's. Small world!

We solicit your prayers for them as they begin a new walk in their personal and spiritual life. We told Warren we expected one thing from him beyond loving her with all of his heart. And that was to make sure that she, and our future grandchildren, as well as himself all get to heaven. If they focus everything on God, everything else will fall into place.

Thanks for sharing this special news with us! I'll keep you posted on a date!

Blessings! Have a great weekend!

12 comments:

Christopher Green said...

We rejoice with you and believe God has "perfectly" answered your prayers!

We excitedly anticipate all that God has in store for them!

Allan said...

Can it be true?!? How can you allow your junior high daughter to be engaged to a youth minister? And what does little elementary school brother Jeremy think?

I must be getting very, very old.

Congratulations! I'm so proud of her. Ashley's a great gal and y'all are such a precious family. Please send her our best wishes for God's richest blessings.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! There is nothing like the blessing of having these answers to prayers grow up and marry our children! Love ya! Aleta

jenny biz said...

AAAGGGHHH!!!!!!!!!!!! I will be praying....Congrats!!! As soon as you know a date let us know! We will be there!! Love you all!!

Lynn said...

Well if you are going to have to post three times in one week what a great post to have to make! Congratulations! It has to be an awesome feeling to have your prayers for your children answered. Congratulations to Warren and Ashley! May you all have great fun planning the wedding!

preacherman said...

Liz,
Congratulation!!
I hope you have a great weekend.

Beverly Ross said...

Awesome! Congrats! Our family loves Sarah's family! We go waaaaay back! In fact to before there was a Sarah! We prayed and prayed for her.
You are going to love planning a wedding! Can I help?????
Don't forget - relationship is more important than details. I'll explain later --

Melanie said...

Congrats! So, so exciting!

Jonathan said...

Awesome news...congratulations...and yes we know sarah very well!!!

Amy said...

That is so exciting! I really enjoy your blog - very encouraging!!

Neva said...

Congratulations!!!

Peace
Neva

MelissaT said...

WOW!!! I am so happy for her...and I feel so old! Congratulations. Okay, now I am going to her myspace to tell her myself.