Sunday, April 12, 2009
A Beautiful Day!
It was already a beautiful day! I woke up excited...anticipating going to Easter service! Easter is such a vivid reminder for me of what Jesus did for me on the cross! I was also excited because I was going to have my entire family with me for Easter dinner after church. This included my son and his girlfriend Stephanie, my daughter and her boyfriend Joe, Joe's mother, Sandra (his father had to work today), my mother-in-law, my husband and myself. The church service was wonderful...the music was heart touching, the message preached by Brother Johnny was beautiful and thought provoking....Right after the service we were standing in the church....Shanna had walked away to talk to someone, I saw Joe looking through his mother's purse for something and then her pass him a small box as she was trying to converse with me! I said, "What are ya'll up to"....she whispered, "The ring"....I said, "YOU MEAN 'THE RING, THE RING'?" She said with much enthusiasm "YES!"....I could hardly contain myself....Joe had already met me and Mike for lunch one day and asked if he could marry our daughter....now he was about to give my unknowing daughter (the one that always ruins a surprise), the RING! I thought he was probably going to come back to the house and give it to her as we all sat around the table eating Easter dinner....Everyone arrived at the house but Shanna and Joe. I asked Sandra (Joe's mother), "Where are they?"...she said, "Oh, he wanted to give her the ring where they went on their first date, at church"....Shortly after, Shanna and Joe arrived, Shanna with huge tears of joy in her eyes! I can't begin to tell you how blessed we are....we have prayed for godly mates for both of our children and God has blessed us! Joe has to be hand picked by God for our Shanna, because we couldn't have picked near as well!