Wednesday, January 23, 2013
by KELLY on JANUARY 21, 2013
Sunday, January 20, 2013
by KELLY on JANUARY 16, 2013
Christmas break gave us an opportunity to spend time with Chad’s family. The Paines beautified the lodge we stayed in with lights and holiday decorations. Chad had even purchased a swing to place on the porch and had painted it white to resemble the swings at Erin’s college.
When we arrived, we were given a tour where we saw a host of beds laden with name tags and gifts. Erin’s, of course, bore the largest gift (in fact, it was the largest teddy bear we’d ever seen!!) along with a dozen roses to add to the collection!
And can Mrs. Paine cook… Wow! We were treated to one feast after another! Then there was “spiritual food,” enjoyed at Dr. Paine’s Bible studies (including hands-on illustrations to excite the little ones!) Of course, there were late nights and laughter, games and talks, long walks and sweet fellowship!
We had so much fun spending time together, and we feel doubly blessed that God has knit our hearts so closely with the Paine family. We know we have much to learn from their gentle, humble spirits, as they have already been such a tremendous spiritual encouragement!
Friday, January 11, 2013
A Special Day!
by KELLY on JANUARY 10, 2013
December 4, 2012 was a special day at our home… It’s the day Chad Paine asked our daughter Erin to court (a pre-engagement stage of their relationship)!
Chad showed up at Erin’s college on the last day of classes bearing a dozen long stemmed roses and an invitation to a dinner date that evening!
Next, the elated couple drove to Gatlinburg where they rode the skylift to the top of the mountain. Overlooking the beautiful lights, on their ride down, Chad asked Erin to court. They spent precious time together at a restaurant where Chad had prearranged for candlelight and a table overlooking the river. He presented her with a beautiful double-heart necklace… needless to say Erin was speechless!
We couldn’t be more excited to watch God work in their relationship and we are so happy they have chosen to share their special moments with family and friends.
We ask for your prayers as they seek God for direction over the course of this new year!