Greetings Friends and Family!Posted: January 13, 2009
(Post by Emily Harlan)
We hope that all is well with you all, and that your families are doing well! Both Dewalt (or Mike to some) and I wanted to share the tremendously exciting news with all of you at the same time, so here is a little bit of what is going on in our lives at the moment! Yesterday January 9, 2009 Dewalt asked for my hand in marriage in a snowy park in Sandusky, Ohio. He made it a very romantic day and even though he said he didn’t know what he was doing, he made it perfect by taking us up north to Lake Eerie to eat at a grill on the lake, and then drove to a park covered in snow to ask to marry me! Of course, I am elated to say that I accepted and believe that after the last 4 years of knowing each other, he and I will be spending our next 9 months or so planning for the day that will start the rest of lives together as best friends in love, partners in ministry and of course husband and wife! Of course there was so much excitement as we tried to get a hold of the majority or our friends and family but if in the excitement someone wasn’t contacted directly by one of us PLEASE know that we tried our best to tell who we could, but we were smiling so much and high on life at the time it was hard to think straightJ!! I hope that you all will be able to attend and know that we will be getting more information out in due time. Of these 2 things we do know for sure: both date and place. It will be taking place, Lord willing 10-10-09, and in Grand Rapids, MI.
Also, if you all could pray for Dewalt and I as we start this new adventure in life, we would both appreciate it! We both know that the Lord placed us together to love and serve Him and we plan on doing that together for the rest of our lives!! As of right now, Dewalt still has about 2 years of seminary/graduate school left in Grand Rapids, and I am working at a mental health facility in the residential unit for teenagers and pursuing a teaching position in G.R. We plan on staying there in MI for a while but who knows what the Lord has for us! So we both want to extend our thanks and appreciation to all of you for the part you have played in our lives individually and together as a couple! We pray that we see you all very soon! May the Lord bless you!
Emily and Dewalt