Friday, February 25, 2011
We watched the three little ones while Luke whisked Aimee off to propose. I tried to act nonchalant as if it were just another normal day of ‘going to Grammy and Granddad’s house’. But after dinner, before we tucked them in bed, I mentioned that Mommy would have a surprise waiting for them in the morning.
I wasn’t there to hear it, so this story is how Luke told it to me.
Early in the morning, Luke went over to talk to the children before they left for school. Ethne leaned against Luke as they sat in the lounge chair.
He said, “You know how your first daddy loved you very much?”
“And now your first daddy is in heaven with Jesus, right?”
“Well, God has arranged it so I can be your new daddy and I will love you for a very, very long time.”
“You’re going to marry my mommy?”
“Oh! I think Emeline and I would be good flower girls. And Egan-- he can be the ring bear, because he is very bearish!”
That’s when Emeline said, “Where is my surprise?”
Wednesday, February 02, 2011
We are so thankful to our faithful Lord for answering our prayers and bringing Aimee a wonderful godly husband and providing the children with a new dad who already loves them! "Thank you, Lord, thank you."
This is a picture of the ring and of Aimee with Luke Barnes (our soon to be son-in-law)