"Our homes, imperfect as they are, must be a haven from the chaos outside. They should be a reflection of our eternal home, where troubled souls find peace, weary hearts find rest, hungry bodies find refreshment, lonely pilgrims find communion, and wounded spirits find compassion.”
~ Jani Ortlund

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Something Special Is Happening

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.


13 comments:

Cheryl said...

I am so excited for all of you! A relationship that is based on a mutual love for Christ is indeed a blessing! May His will be accomplished...

(Oooo...if I am smiling, what must you be?)

Alicia @ refinedisaiah648.blogspot.com said...

Very exciting!

Becky K. said...

Praying that God blesses this friendship.

Vee said...

Oh the excitement of first relationships. So sweet. I didn't know until just now that your friend is expecting a new baby. More excitement!

Theresa said...

So sweet! Can't wait to hear all about the days ahead! Have a blessed day, HUGS!

jAne said...

how wonderful to know that God is allowing this friendship for His glory. praying g these young people will seek Him with each step.

Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks said...

That is wonderful!

It did make me smile because I remember the reaction of non-homeschooled young people when they found out Christopher asked M.'s dad for permission to begin seriously seeing his daughter.

You asked her DAD to "date" her? Ummm... yes.

Sosme had even thought it odd when J. asked my husband for Stephanie's hand in marriage since they were both well into their 20s.

Praying for this new relationship to blossom (if it is God's will).

PhoebeDasovich said...

Oh how wonderful. God bless them both.
Phoebe x

Trish.. said...

How very sweet!
May God bless them and keep them on the precious path He has for them.
blessings..Trish

GracefulMommy said...

How sweet!

Sue said...

You are so right , God is so good!! How refreshing to find a true gentleman! To me this is the proper way of how courtship should be, I think families getting to know one another is so important. I am enjoying seeing how you and your husband are rearing your children and of the Biblical values you both place on family.
Sending blessings to Emily and Joseph, on this new journey!
I will visit his mom's blog.
Love your header!
Blessings,
Sue

Susanna said...

God IS good, Deanna! We are so thankful to see God's leading and provision! It's also been neat to get to know your family a little better, and we're looking forward to more fun times! You're a blessing to us!

Debbie said...

I love this. I'm a hopeless... no, make that hopeFUL romantic. I love courting, and when it is done correctly, it is yet more of a perfect thing.