Let the trumpets blare! Let the drums beat out a thundering roll! Let the bagpipes, yes the bagpipes, groan to life to announce an unexpected journey I am about to take… Yes world, you can now have the pleasure of knowing that I am ENGAGED!!! And who is my husband to be? None other than my beloved, and very dashing, Levi Sherman.
It’s unbelievable! I wake up saying that in my head everyday now! And it is! It really, really is unbelievable! This time last year, if you had told me I would be an engaged woman, I wouldn’t believe you. I would laugh, and push the thought to the far reaching corners of my mind. But God had it all planned out. He decided that this was the big year. No longer am I “free”. No longer do I wait for “the One”. No longer do I lift up wondering prayers to God over the one I will meet “some day soon”. Because he is here! He is in my life! I can see him, touch him, and love him with the powerful love of our Savior, Jesus Christ! And I am speechless. He is the Author of my and Levi’s story, and if I could say just one thing, I could never have guessed what a beautiful story He had in store for us both. And you, dear reader, you get to hear this story of ours on the blog in the coming weeks, or months, or however long it will take to tell the tale!
Yes, the floodgates have been lifted up, so let the excitement and anticipation gush in!
So now you understand why the girls and I have been oddly reserved, and mystifyingly inattentive here on the blog these past several months. Our secret is out! And let me just share one word of wisdom about courtship with a quote from a very wise old sage: “Keep it secret, keep it safe.” and that’s just what we did. We set out on an unexpected journey, not knowing what the outcome would be, nor what perils we would face, nor what wonders we would find. Through it all the LORD was our Strong Tower, our Guide, and Friend, and He has shown us the Truth, and Levi and I plan to follow Him with our very lives.
Our story has just begun.
With great cheer and jubilation,
Jessica, the Eldest Sister & Singer
P.S. Some of these photos, like the ones with Levi’s hat, won’t make sense to a few of you. Don’t worry, I said our story has just begun, so you can expect an explanation to come. Just sit tight, and enjoy the ride! 🙂