She said she wondered slightly if something was up, since they went to an early lunch and then to Longwood Gardens (where he popped the question), and she's on a break from Sight and Sound but he had to take the day off from work. But she said she had thought last week when they went out to dinner at a really nice restaurant and they things they talked about, that he was going to propose that night!
So she wasn't really thinking "today's the day," but when you are in love, you start anticipating that it's going to happen sooner rather than later!
Here is a photo they took of themselves at Longwood, after they became engaged!
I didn't edit this one at all wanted to keep the colors and oncoming evening in the photo. Her is her ring.
Part of the planning was for them to come back to our house, as they normally would and having a family party. Now with 15 people in his immediate family, 3 sets of grandparents, seven of us, Nate, Kayleigh and Kamryn, my niece Kaitlin, and Denny and our Pastor Mike, we had 34 people here!
Sweet sign made by Joseph's siblings. Laura did the lettering and the younger boys colored them in.
We had a toast and a time of prayer for them.
We are rejoicing in the Lord's goodness, and faithfulness to both Joseph and Lindsay. They both have waited, trusting Him to meet the desires of their hearts and He did. Big Time. They are so suited to one another.
Now to decide on a date. Lindsay said "Tomorrow works for me," and my Mom said "I think the weather is going to be good on Tuesday!" (smiles) Don't look for this couple to wait a year or even six months. They've waited, they're prepared and they are ready!
We couldn't be happier for them and for us. We are gaining a son, and his family is dear to us.
Let the planning begin!