A week after I said yes, my mom and dad hosted an engagement party and invited many friends and family. I saw people I haven’t seen in years! Tim got to meet my extended family, as well as old friends. I enjoyed showing off my ring and answering questions like “When is the date?”, “What are your colors?” and “How many bridesmaids will you have?” (I wish I had a dime for every time someone asked me the first one!)
We are so blessed to have such supportive family and friends who have prayed for us as well as invested in our lives. Being surrounded by so many caring people reminded us of how sweet it is to be loved by “our great big family,” including both relatives and those bound to us by the love of Christ. We hope all of our guests enjoyed the party as much as we did!