On our way to dinner last night in Moscow we passed by this store window. Little did we know that by the time we had finished our pizza, we would be looking at these gowns from a different perspective.
While we were waiting to order our food, Tessa called from the other side of the world with the news that she will need a white gown. Aaron, who has been courting Tessa for several months, had PROPOSED to her during a walk on the beach as she vacations with his family in Hilton Head, South Carolina!
Needless to say, Tessa said "YES!" while Aaron's knee was still sandy.
For years and years we have prayed that the Lord would bless our precious Tessa with a God-fearing man who would love her sacrificially as Christ loves His church. We could tell she was grinning from ear-to-ear last night when she called. Likewise, we're grinning from ear-to-ear today as we revel in God's goodness to our daughter and thus to us!
Aaron, we're so pleased that we'll not only be adding a son to our family through adoption in the near future, but that we'll also be adding a son to the family through marriage. Welcome to our family! We love you!
~Mr. and Mrs. Beaver