Thursday, September 20, 2007

WELCOME TO A NEW FAMILY MEMBER. No, it's not a new baby coming, but another son-in-law! When we first got our email address, we added the number 8 to our name because that was how many family members we had. With the coming of the last two grandchildren (a month apart), the number jumped to 10 so with Steve joining our family, that will make 11!
He popped the question last night in Austin, TX and got that ring on Dawn's finger just in time for her to go back to Ukraine tomorrow. Over the next few weeks, she will be planning how to smoothly transition out of Ukraine. That will help them know when to set the wedding date. The latest date will be in June (before their next birthdays). Of course, they would like it to be sooner, so we'll see how it all works out. It is interesting that this happened the week of our 39th wedding anniversary...which is tomorrow.

I guess I should tell you a bit more about Steve. He lives in Austin, TX...and has lived there most of his life. He is active at Crosspointe Church...a PCA church in Austin that is located near the YMCA. He is the oldest of three boys. He is 6'3" tall making him the tallest son-in-law marrying the shortest daughter:) He is 39...celebrated his birthday the week he met Dawn in July. (He was with a group from his church that was on a mission trip there. He was praying for a wife...a woman who was strong-willed with a strong spiritual foundation. When he met her, he knew he had found what he was looking for! He plans to go back to Kiev for Thanksgiving and Dawn was already planning to come to the US for Christmas. She had delayed her HMA (furlough) until May.

They are looking forward to God continuing to guide them in the weeks and months ahead. Our prayers are with them as well.
For more from Dawn, click here


At 10:35 AM , Anonymous Steve said...

I am very excited to be on my way to joining your family. Thank You for the encouragemnt and welcome!

in His hands,

At 4:19 PM , Blogger martha said...

we're very glad to have you #11:)
(walker is #10, quinn, #9 and brandon #8) come to think of it, we should get T-shirts with numbers on them like on football jerseys...maybe for the family reunion next summer...hmmmm. m

At 6:41 AM , Blogger BKicklighter said...

So fun that you found my blog and wrote when you realized Debbie Ertel was my friend. I met Dawn while she was still at Covenant and have loved everytime we cross paths. I am thrilled for her and Steve - isn't our God so . .. fun!


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