Ah, Thursday evening...so beautiful, so joyful!! After we enjoyed talking over a yummy breakfast, we kids got our assignments for the day, and everyone was excused; Dee & Noah set out to be together. (Grace acting as chaperon, with camera and zoom lens in hand!)
They went down to one of Dorothy's favorite spots in the woods, where there are these beautiful blooming trees and a creek, and they talked and talked. They were gone for hours, and when they came back down the lane, Dorothy had the most beautiful diamond on her finger!! We all hugged around, and cried and laughed in pure joy and wonderment!!! Phone calls and skype and emails went out to friends and family! Our two families were pretty much the only people who even knew there was anything brewing!! So it made the telling even more fun with the surprise factor. :) It is so precious to watch them together. Whenever you meet her eye from across the circle, it brings tears to your eyes to see hers sparkle so. Praise the Lord!!
(Sadly, I have no proposal pictures- those were on Abbi's camera) but here are some Celebration Dinner pictures!Our Two guests of Honor
The rest of the Sanders family drove down that evening, and we had BBQ in the front yard-what pure joy it was to have both families, all together to celebrate this wonderful event!!!
Mama serves the BBQ...
Miss Dorothy Morton....soon to be Mrs. Noah Sanders..."Bless this food to the nourishment of our bodies, and please bless the hands that prepared it. In Jesus' name, amen."The groom-to-be's spot...
Kress and Jonathan!!
When sisters watch their brother grow in love...Mr. Critter Morton III
Daddy tells how he and Mama met...Aunt Wendi and Uncle Tim (I love the way that sounds!) kept us all laughing over their story...
Little William gets sleepy...William Cleveland
Here we are, all together, enjoying life together, looking forward to what's to come. Praising the Lord."
I set my pen down once more. The dusk has turned to darkness, and the sound of the rocking chair is getting fainter. I guess it's time to go to bed.
Something else I was thinking of. When you belong to Christ, your story never has to say "The End" Our love stories are wrapped up in His, and our love story last forever, and ever, and ever with Him in heaven.
That is beautiful. That is holy.