|A few people have asked how Isaac and Aimee met. We didn't know it, but years ago Aimee's family started reading our blog, she even got teased about Isaac! Well, about a year and a half ago, Isaac's cousin from South Dakota told us about this girl that would be such a great match for Isaac. We were told she likes to hunt. She can skin animals for the leather Bible covers she makes. She can cook very healthy like. Likes the outdoors. Has a heart for God. etc. Sounded good! Nothing happened for a long time but when Isaac and his siblings headed down to SD to visit their cousins in July, guess who came over?! That was when they first met. I think there was some matchmaking going on ;) (Interestingly, Amos and Rebekah met Aimee years ago down in Tennessee and Aimee's new sister-in-law from South Carolina who we've never met also read our blog years ago!)|
Then, in early December, the M. family invited our family down there for a visit. Mr. M. who does construction work found out that Isaac would be a good help, so Isaac went down there for a month to help, and got to know the family really good. Things were looking pretty promising and we had the M. family up here a few weeks ago. That was the start of their "official" relationship, like a betrothal, and they got engaged last weekend when Aimee came up to help at VBS.
It's amazing how much both Isaac and Aimee have in common and we really enjoyed having her up here this week! We appreciated her servant spirit, how she helped plant garden, did dishes, quickly volunteered to clean up after Miriam got sick in the pickup (wow!), visited the grandchildren, and so many more things. We are so thankful to her parents for raising such a wonderful young lady! Thankful too for the nice garlic plants her mom sent along! They are looking at an October wedding.
Meanwhile, its been a really busy week with VBS. Isaac, Miriam and I all got sick, Isaac not so bad. I don't remember ever missing VBS or Miriam either but we survived and got to enjoy the end of a great week. I'll post on that later.
For now, have a wonderful weekend enjoying God's blessings!