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Aaron and I are engaged! He asked me last Friday. So we went a few days without telling anybody. We told our families tonight, and I posted it on Facebook. I came home to 33 notifications.


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Wow! The summer is going by so quickly. ūüôā It is the middle of July already!

This past week was spent with Aaron and his family. Each morning consisted of me being one of the last people to wake up, get a shower and one of the last ones to breakfast. Instant Coffee people! Mrs. Cook saved my mornings. I am rather slower at waking up then the rest of the Cooks. I sure hope I wasn’t too unpleasent to them.¬† I have a feeling that they are going to have fun with my slowness in the morning.

If they don’t tease me about Aaron I guess they will tease me about that!

So, the reason why I have refrained writing a lot about Aaron in my blog is because poor Aaron is surrounded at his house! His sister Amy’s blog post began with the sentence, “Aaron is going crazy.” Then it went on to explain about how he talks on his bluetooth to me while working.

Seriously, he is surrounded. Try getting away with saying “I was thinking about you the other day…” with a fourteen-year-old brother around!

While I was giving him a hug to make him feel a little bit better about the teasing I realized that probably wasn’t the wisest thing to do because Brian, Logan, Libby, Betsy and Naomi all huddled around each other¬†each saying different “Aawww, let’s get close!” type of sentences.

¬†Me at my house, I don’t get teased. I just don’t. So it is only fair then. ūüôā

Oh, the things I could write! I know I am supplying ample amount of ammo against my poor boyfriend right now, and that it is unavoidable when you have seven other siblings around you, but I think he will forgive me when I say that we love each other.

We do, we really do. For a long time. Before we were courting I had struggled with the strong feelings I had for him because I didn’t want to get too attached to him. I was unsure if his feelings were the same and ¬†I didn’t want to make those feelings into an idol. He was dropping major (and minor) hints towards me the whole time since the accident, basically since he came home from the hospital. He was even dropping hints when I was washing blood out of his hair!

I shrugged some of them off because I wasn’t sure what he was trying to get at. Was he interested in just having conversation with me? Or was he genuinly curious in something more?

Now, I point out to him things that he said to me, “You said this, you sat next to me at the table, you asked me this question…” His response is “Yeah?” or “Should I not have?”¬†He finds it funny, I love it! (Note to siblings: Yeah, your sides must be hurting from laughter right¬†now! hahaha).

What is one more (maybe 10 more) of a blessing to me is his family! I love them! I can talk and relate¬†with any of them. I am getting more and more blessings that I don’t deserve. I’m getting all I have prayed for and wanted and more! God is so good to me!¬†It is indescribable, I can’t find words to explain it. I love my life!

I told Aaron at different times that at this time last year, I had no idea. If you would have told me, I would have had a hard time believing you.

If you would have told me that I would have a¬† godly man who loves me inspite of my imperfections, who I can ask anything, say anything, truly be myself,¬†¬†someone who is secure, who can be content, someone who is hardworking, someone who has vision, someone who I can trust in 100 %, someone who loves God and is following hard after Him and who won’t settle for anything less,¬†I would have been happy that you would have been so kind to inform me but I would have had a hard time believing you.

But I am so richly blessed.

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Okay…just because I have a boyfriend does not mean that my blog is going to become boring…

But…I don’t see this post being lengthy

God’s timing is amazing. His will is perfect.Don’t be impatient for anything because He could be working right underneath your nose! And what a blessing that is when He surprises you with something that you least expect it!

On a less serious note…
Has anybody ever wished that they could answer people like Snoopy does and get away with it?

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Exciting news.

I have very exciting news to share.

Sunday night my friend Aaron asked me if I would be interested in courting…I said “Yeah! Wow…wow”

I was shaking like a leaf!

I was there in ICU with him when he got out of surgery after the accident

I cleaned blood out of his hair the day he got home from the hospital

I was the “bossy messenger” for his sisters

I prayed for his healing, and for him to have good days

Who would have thought that about 5 months later…

A lot of different people called it. Quite a few different people actually ones that wouldn’t know each other.

…and his name isn’t Levi.

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This is a random happy thought that came into my mind while I was working on a skirt tonight.

1st Corinthians 11 says that woman was made for man. So by me being a woman, I was created for my future husband. I was made for someone. Call me easily amused but I think that is pretty exciting. My faults, my attitude, my emotions, my mannerisms are all a part of who I am. And God made it and called it beautiful. And best of all He called it His.

And whoever He has for me is just going to love me and that will just be the way it is because that is the way God made us.

Does anybody else think that it is lovely the way God does things or what?

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Some how I know I will find a way
To a brighter day in the sun
Somewhere I know he awaits for me
Somday soon he’ll see I’m the one
I won’t give up on this feeling
And nothing will keep me away
Cause I still believe in destiny
That you and I were meant to be
I still wish on the stars as they fall from above
Cause I still believe
Believe in love
I know whats real cannot be denied
Although it may hide for a while
With just one touch love can conqure fears
Turning all your tears into smiles
It’s such a wounderous feeling
I know that my heart can’t be wrong
Cause I still believe in destiny
That you and I were meant to be
I still wish on the stars as they fall from above
Cause I still believe
Believe in love
Love can make miracles
Change everything
Lift you from the darkness and make your heart sing
Love is forever
When you fall
Its the greatest time of them all
Cause I still believe in destiny
That you and I were meant to be
I still wish on the stars as they fall from above
Cause I still believe
Believe in love


Ever since friends of mine tied the knot a couple of weekends ago, God has been revealing certian facts about marrige that seem so obvious to me now but when I relize them it is so invigorating to ponder!

  • The authority of a husband.
  • How a husband should treat his wife.
  • How two shall become one, not just in the physical sense.
  • How children are not just a product of a husband and wife physically but they are a tie between that man and woman forever.

There are many more, I’m just beging blown away at the things that God show me. Sometimes I am impatient but I need to press on while God still calls me to be single. I need to do His work while He is preparing me for my next phase in life!

Be strong in your singlehood my friends.

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For some it looks like it comes so easy. For some it looks like everything shows up and falls into their lap. Why is everything moving so slow? Why am I so restless? God help me with the events in my life I cannot forsee, help me be patient while I wait for my life to move forward even more! Help me use this time in my life to glorify you before you send me on my way to do what I’m called to do.

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