A friend of mine has said a few times that the passage in Song of Songs 2: 10-13 ring true for this season of my life.
"11.Behold, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone. The flowers appear on the earth, the time of singing has come..., Arise my love, my beautiful one and come away."God is so good. I have always loved the song Blessed Be Your Name because the theme of the song and of life is that God is so worthy of worship, love and my all...in every season. He doesn't change and He is always good! Can I just say that I LOVE the spring season that He has brought my heart and my family into.
Kyle and I quickly believed that there was intention on God's part in bringing us together. One month into our relationship, we began the process of premarital counseling. We have prayed, read, and submitted ourselves to spiritual and pastoral wisdom and believed that God has given us the peace to commit our lives and family to Him through the gift of marriage. Friday, April 1st at sunset, we will get married on the beach in Maui.
I am loved so well by Kyle. God has given me a real gift in him. I am very excited to marry him and spend the rest of my life with him. We strongly desire to love each other well and bring glory to God through our marriage. I am more than blessed by this man who is strong and sensitive, sweet, thoughtful, romantic and who genuinely loves Jesus. I am blessed even more to get to be a part of his son, Rylie's life. Rylie, much like his dad, is fun, goofy, sweet and sensitive. All three of us love Rylie and miss him when we are away from him.
For my friends who will want the details, I was a little grumpy at Kyle's house and he said he would cheer me up. He got the guitar out and started to sing me a song. This is a little out of his comfort zone and I could tell that he was nervous. I LOVED it and thought even the nervousness was so cute. After two false starts he sang me the song Grow Old with You. It was the sweetest and most romantic thing ever. I had no thought that he would propose at that point. I had suspicions the day before that it might be happening soon, but was convinced that I had been wrong and had fully let go of the idea. After he sang to me, he got on one knee and asked me if I would marry him. I replied ABSOLUTELY. Then, I was in shock (...maybe I still am) over the ring. He took a lot of time and picked exactly how he wanted the stone set and all the other details about it. It is beautiful and he far exceeded my expectations. I love it and that it in part symbolizes his affection and commitment to me.
Words can't describe how excited I am that this week has finally come and that in a few short days I will be married to this amazing man that I believe was sent FOR me by God. Kyle Henson, I am so in love with you and I want to grow old with you too! :)