Monday, April 21, 2014

Steven Found His Texas "Duggar" Gal!

Last fall, I told Ken I would love for Steven to find a girl like one of the Duggar girls. As you know, I love that show and admire their love and commitment to Jesus. I wanted Steven to find a wife who loves Jesus deeply and that love permeates all of her life.

Last November, he went out to coffee with Emily. She was busy with grad school finals and was pretty stressed out. Nothing happened from that time together. After Christmas vacation, Steven went back to school and decided to go out with her one more time. This time they both clicked immediately and have been inseparable since.

She came out to visit us last month and told me that she loves the Duggars! She watches them all the time and admires them also. Emily was raised very similar to Steven. She is also the third of four children, the same as Steven. Her parents raised all four of their children to love and walk with Jesus. All of her siblings continue their commitment to Him.

Steven knew within three weeks of their date in January that she was the one for him. Her parents love him and we love Emily. They are just perfect for each other and enjoy the same things. Their goals and vision for the future are the same also, so they are excited to spend the rest of their lives together loving each other and serving Jesus {and watching the Duggars with each other...Steven's favorite show...not! :)}

He proposed on Saturday evening and they are getting married in 
August. When she posted this picture on Facebook she wrote above it, "We're engaged and I am going to marry the man of my dreams!!!!" We are all so very excited for this very special couple!

Congratulations, Steven and Emily!

Who can find a virtuous woman? 
For her price is far above rubies.
Proverbs 31:10