After the events of the past 24 hours, I am still smiling! God has worked in such miraculous ways in my life! I am very thankful for the courtship he has allowed for me to enter into with Keagan. I asked him if he would like to share his side of the story... so here it is :)
"God is good! Ever since I was a young man I've been praying that the
Lord would prepare me for and prepare for me a young woman of the Lord
who loves and seeks His will above all else in her life. I prayed that
she would be strong yet tender hearted. Intelligent yet humble. A hard
worker but one who knows how to laugh and have a good time. A woman of
substance and high standards yet merciful and open to listening to the
views of others. A woman of internal beauty and purity who I can trust
in all matters of life to be honest with me. One who is not afraid to
tell you where she stands on a matter yet wise enough to know when to
make that stand clear and when to refrain from declaring.
years I prayed and observed. As the years passed on I began to wonder if
ever such a woman existed any more in this world then it happened, I
met her on the campus of Pensacola Christian College!
Oh the joy
and thrill to see such a woman as her! One who sought God and loved His
ways! We became good friends and I thanked the Lord for His blessings,
then as fast as I'd known her I knew her no longer for the Lord called
her back home. I was left with sadness at the loss of my friend yet I
understood that God's way was best; therefore, with God's help I girded
myself like a man and prepared to wait and watch once more for the woman
of my prayers.
Years passed on and still I waited in full faith
that God would provide and provide He did. God saw fit to reconnect me
with this old campus friend of mine and our friendship began anew!
friendship grew and grew and the day came after much prayer that I
decided having lost her once, by God's grace I would not lose her again.
I called her father and requested his permission and blessing upon the
pursuit of his holy and true daughter. A few weeks later I had the
privilege to meet both her father and mother face to face for one
weekend. In the end her father gave me his full permission and blessing
to court his daughter, Sarah Granquist. Upon calling Sarah and asking
her mind toward courtship she responded with an affirmation that filled
my heart with joy and placed a smile on my face!
I thank the Lord
for His many blessings that He has brought into my life but most of all
for Sarah! She is the woman of my prayers and I excitedly anticipate
the Lord's plan for our lives!
God is good!"