Thursday, October 28, 2010

Our Life Changing Weekend...

On Saturday, October 23rd, Andrew and I headed out to meet his siblings for the hike that they do each year for Andrew's birthday. We arrived earlier than the others, so he and I headed down to take pictures by the waterfall.

After Andrew took this picture of me, and while I walked back through the water to meet him, he was preparing to give me the most beautiful and precious gift I have and ever will receive...

The gifts started with this memory box which he had made.

A letter which will always be dear to my heart.

The contents of the box opened up a future of love and life.

The most precious gift of all- the blessed honor of being chosen to be the wife of Andrew Darbyshire!

It is a high honor for a woman to be chosen from among all womankind to be the wife of a good and true man. She is lifted up to be a crowned queen. Her husband’s manly love laid at her feet exalts her to the throne of his life. Great power is placed in her hands. Sacred destinies are reposed in her keeping... She holds in her hands on her wedding day—precious interests, sacred destinies, and holy responsibilities, which, if disclosed to her sight at once, might well appall the bravest heart. Her opportunity is one which the loftiest angel might covet. Not the happiness only of a manly life—but its whole future of character, of influence, of growth, rests with her."

J.R. Miller, Home-Making

O magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt his name together!
O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him.

For since the beginning of the world men have not heard, nor perceived by the ear, neither hath the eye seen, O God, beside thee, what he hath prepared for him that waiteth for him.

I'm blessed to be marrying into a God-fearing and love filled family! My soon to be mother-in-law, Miss Kathy.

This is my beloved and this is my friend!

My Dearest Andrew,

I never dreamed it possible to be this happy! I am so humbled that you have chosen me to be your queen. My heart swells at every remembrance of you, and I'm thrilled to spend my life by your side. I will follow you to the ends of the earth- you alone have won the deepest admirations of my heart, and it is completely yours.

I love you!


Proverbs 31 said...

I am so happy for both of you Steph!!! May God Bless you both in this new life together, may you both shine with God's glory and be a witness to all those you come in contact with :) Love you GIRL!!!

Annie and Lyla's Mom said...

Mercy girl! I don't think I've seen you smile that big since we were kids. I love you and am so excited for you! The ring is beautiful and what a beautiful engagement story.

Daughters of Virtue said...

Ohhh!!! How beautiful! How exciting!! I am thrilled beyond words! May the Lord bless your richly, my sweet sister in Christ!!!

~Carrie :)

Avie said...

Oh Steph! I couldn't be more happy for y'all! Thanks for letting me 'Chaperone' last night ;)
Love ya!

jdmsmith said...

Oh my oh my! This post gave me shivers. Congrats to you both! What a beautiful post! I felt and feel the same way about my husband. God has blessed us both for 13 years and every day I am more blessed and thankful for my husband! God is so great and He never leads us wrong when we follow His path! Bless you!

Lauren Brittany {A Corner Pillar} said...

That's so exciting, Stephanie!!! :D We're so very happy for you!


Laura Eliza said...

Congratulations, Stephanie! =D I am so thrilled and excited for the both of you! You look so incredibly happy, you are glowing. Your story is beautiful, I can't wait to see what else God has in store for you in the future! =)

Santana Vitales (Hey That's Me!) said...

congrats!!! your blessed!
Your new follower

DreamerLis said...

This story is beautiful and so full of Christ's love for the both of you. What a beautiful display all for His glory =)
Lisa C.
(New follower)

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