Sunday, October 24, 2010

On the Other Side of the World

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


Our Family said...

Tessa and Aaron,
We too are thrilled by this news!!!!! We're so excited that we get to add you to our family, Aaron. Tessa, you are our best friend, our beautiful oldest sister, and the sparkle in our life; you're amazing! We thank God for you and pray His blessing as you move forward into a new season of life.
Lissie, Joe, Jaynie, Cassandra, Speedy, Tatiana, Natasha, and Princess Bink

Tessa said...

Thank you guys so much!! We are so excited and I can't wait to get home to see all of you!! Thank you for all your well-wishing. I love you guys!

The Nordstroms said...

Tessa, I love you and am so excited for you!!!!
I know you've been waiting so long for this :)
Congrats girly <3

MacMeister said...

Weeeeeeee!!! :-D Congratulations Tessa and Aaron! I'm so excited for you two! May the Lord continue to shower His blessings upon you and your families, as He has done so faithfully!

Corrie said...

Tessa - Congratulations! You were beaming when were were there in May and just beginning the courtship process. I am so excited to hear your news! Praying for you as you prepare for marriage and plan for the wedding!

Miss Corrie

Corrie said...

Mr and Mrs. Beaver -
Did you buy one of those dresses for Tessa while on the other side of the world??? They were beautiful and so was Tessa (at least from the pictures that were posted!
Congratulations to all!
Corrie and Gary
Courtney, Garrett, Caleb, Geoffrey and Giovanna