A month or so ago, Tim was approached by a terrific young man in our church. He wanted permission to get to know Emily better.
Now, I should say that we've all spent lots of time together, the young people in our church play sports together and do Bible study together and that kind of thing. Emily and Joseph have seen each other in action for a year and a half - they've seen each other interact with others, and with their own families. You know what I mean - the real life stuff.
We've had the opportunity for the last year and a half to get to know him before his expressed interest in our daughter. We liked and appreciated him very much.
So, since Emily was also interested in getting to know him better, Tim gave his permission.
They are enjoying the process. Time together taking walks, drinking coffee, hanging out with their families, and friends at church.
He is from a large family whom we love and admire. Here is a link to a blog post from his mom, that starts out with a photo of Joseph and his Mom, Susanna. Her blog is The Blessing of Verity.
I guess all I can say for now is that God is good.