Monday, October 28, 2013

My Brother's Engagement

So on the same day of the triathlon, my brother planned to ask his girlfriend (who also happens to be my best friend in the entire world) to marry  him!  To say our family was excited would be the understatement of the century.  For YEARS I have said these two needed to end up together, and I totally say I am the puppet master (but we all really know that is God) of their whole relationship.  They began dating shortly after Owen was born, and I couldn't be more thrilled to make Abby a permanent member of our family as well as play a part in this special day.

All I can say is that Adam totally outdid himself.  With minimal idea help and input he put together a WONDERFUL proposal any girl would have loved to experience.  I would try to fill you in on all the juicy details, but I would fall incredibly short.  Abby would be who you would need to talk to, and lucky for you readers she wrote all about her special day in a blog.  Just click here to follow the link to read about how she was proposed to.  Not only did Adam orchestrate everything, while I ran around placing clues that needed to be placed, but he also had me video taping at different areas.  Through this he was able to make an amazing video of the whole event.  Here is the youtube link to that video.

This had to be one of the most stressful days of my life.  Staying one step ahead of them, while laying out clues, filming, and working hard on not being seen, all while acting completely oblivious to Abby who thinks I am just chillin' the whole time.  I wouldn't have had it any other way though and am thankful Adam let me share in his special day.  He is such an amazing, God fearing, hardworking, patient guy who waited for God to bring him the one He had set aside.

  I was so honored to be a part and to actually be there to film the actual asking.  I cannot believe my little brother will be married shortly.  I have prayed for him and his future wife for years now and has been so exciting to watch how God has grown him over the last few years.  Little did I know when I was praying for his wife, I was also praying for my best friend.  Abby and I have a relationship that doesn't make sense, one that may seem odd and strange to some being she is so much younger than I am, but now we just own it.  She is such a special person, she loves my brother, loves my family, loves my children (for real, Reid adores her.  He said "Babby" before he said "Mama" and I am pretty sure Adam had to ask him if he could steal his girl lol), and loves me so much.  I am just so thankful God saw fit to bless all of us with her as a part of our family.  I could go on and on for days about the ways she has blessed me, but it would turn out to be the longest post ever, so I will stop.  I can't imagine life without Abby and I am grateful that now I won't have to.

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