Friday, November 15, 2013

Engagement!



It had been in the planning stages for weeks.  Secret meetings, and texts had been going back and forth, all culminating in this one amazing day - Joseph proposed and Lindsay said "Yes!"

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!

21 comments:

  1. Congratulations! What fun to plan a wedding

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  2. Fun! And I loved that Grandma Phyllis spilled the beans on Facebook. Haha. Good for her.

    JOY!

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  3. Huge smiles here!! Yes, let the planning begin!

    It is such a blessing to see two believers find a perfect match as they have submitted their hearts and desires and loves to the Lord. ("Perfect" meaning the one meant to be, a match designed by Him.)

    Blessings to the happy couple...and to the happy families too!

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  4. This is exciting and wonderful!
    Congratulations to the happy couple!

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  5. over the moon happy for your sweet daughter and her prince. and ALL the family. how very wonderful :)

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  6. I've got goose bumps. Love at any age is wonderful - so happy for them!!!

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  7. What a fun time! Congratulations to ALL of you!

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  8. Yay! Congratulations. How exciting for both families.

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  9. Wonderful news! Congratulations and blessings to all of you. So happy for Joseph and Lindsay!! :)

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  10. CONGRATS TO YOU ALL, BLESSINGS ON ANOTHER LITTLE HOME BUILT BY THE LORD...DAWN E. BROWN

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  11. Delightful! Congratulations to them both! (I don't believe in long engagements either. ; D ) That's just the cutest photo of them and the ring is stunning.

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  12. Congratulations to all! This is such wonderful news!

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  13. Such wonderful excitement! Love the photo of Kayleigh, Emma, Rachel and Sarah too! Congratulations to you all.

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  14. In case you need it, I have the folder of food ideas from your wedding here with me. :) That was such as lovely day! Congratulations!

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  15. God is so good. I am so happy for you, Lindsay and Joseph. Plus all the rest of both families. God bless the happy couple as they prepare to start their new life together.

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  16. And you, Mrs. Rabe, were born to be the mother of the bride and no mistake! This will be a truly lovely wedding! :)

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  17. And you, Mrs. Rabe, were born to be the mother of the bride and no mistake! This will be the loveliest wedding ever! :)

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  18. I got your email and then saw this post on my sideboard. I had to come and say my congratulations and join in the celebration. It all sounds just wonderful to me.

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  19. Oh such joy! Congratulations to Joseph and Lindsey! What a beautiful couple - and a gorgeous ring.

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  20. Congratulations! How wonderful that you are getting, as we did, a son, not just a son-in-law!

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