Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Decisions -- Answers (in Diamonds!)

Such joy! I walked in to prayer meeting this evening and found a young man eagerly watching for me. With a broad smile on his face, he ran to greet me with a hug and then stood beside me as we worshiped the Lord. It was only moments until his eyes moved to rest on the diamond adorning my left ring finger. He looked into my eyes and smiled once again.

Yep, 7 year old Kyle definitely enjoys getting a hug from me on Tuesday nights. :) And he likes to play with my diamond ring too, but obviously, that's not from him. That's from another someone special in my life...

It was the first weekend of January when I posted a couple blog posts about knowing the Lord's desires and having some unexpected decisions to make.

As I wrote those two blog posts, I had no clue the major decisions that were awaiting me -- I was thinking about roommates and housing. But unbeknownst to me, my inbox already contained an email from a young man, letting me know he was interested in me as more than just a friend and inviting me to join him in a deeper relationship.

Yes, you're reading it right here. I've found a wonderful, Godly man -- or rather, the wonderful, Godly man has found me! After a whirlwind 3 month courtship, Mr. Greg Beeley asked me to marry him and I wholeheartedly agreed!

My heart is soaring, the corners are my mouth are permanently curved upwards, and the light reflected from the diamond ring on my finger seems like just a reflection of my joy inside! I can hardly believe this is happening to me, but it is! I am so blessed and so excited! And right alongside the exciting events of the last few months is complete peace from the Lord and a delightful "rightness" that can only come from Him.

There's more story to come soon... Greg's tenacious pursuit of me, the blessing and joy of our leaders and our parents, the amazing details that God has worked out from the beginning... And yes, you're all invited to the wedding (venue permitting)! When? We're thinking November-ish, but definitely still working on details...

But for now? I'm so excited! And I'm so thankful to share this with you so you can rejoice with us! God is so amazing!

I will lift my voice and sing
'Cause Your love does amazing things.
Lord, I know my life is in Your hands.

11 comments:

Amanda said...

Joyful tears fill my eyes for your testimony to the Lord's provision and perfect plan for your life. Thank you for sharing the gift God has granted you. Blessings!

Rachel Malay said...

I am so, so, so excited for you! I remember that feeling. Actually, when I first met Ryan, Libby took me by the had and ran through McCreery Hall yelling that I had found "the one!" I didn't believe her then, but I think she would have run through McCreery again when I got engaged. I wish I could do that for you! So, in my mind I'm running through McCreery with you yelling to all our friends, "Dorinda got engaged! Come see!"

rettrat said...

God bless you and Greg.....was so glad to here you're news.

banderclip said...

YAY!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm so happy for you both!

Jennifer said...

YAY!! Congrats! I didn't think your smile could get any bigger after you told us about him on your trip, but I think it just might be ever bigger now!! :)

ginabnina said...

YAY!!

sjbuchman said...

Congratulations Dorinda! Welcome to the family.

Your future Aunt-in-law :)
Sandy Buchman

Mike said...

This is awesome Dorinda...Tasha and I are so happy for you

Ellie C said...

Let me just say it again... I'm so excited for you! And so happy God has brought you two together!

Anonymous said...

Ahoy Greg & Dorinda,
It was fun delivering Dorinda's sweets to Greg daily. Congratulations you two!! Rob Taylor told me (Bill) as soon as he heard from greg via skype. We are just back from successful travels in Oregon. We made it to Henline Falls which was private & beautiful!
Bill & Carol/ACTION

Derrick Hudson said...

Congratulations!