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And then we got engaged…

Posted by Hannah Etsebeth | Posted in Relationship Success | Posted on 04-11-2010

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December 23, 2009 I drove home in tears. Six days preceding my 30th birthday and my future as an old maid seemed to be sealed.  Talking to God through tears, I left my heart in his hands and visited my family.

December 26, 2009 as I retraced my road back to Dallas one name came into my head and remained there for an hour… Johan Etsebeth.

December 29, 2009 I turned 30. (eek!)

January 3, 2010 I met up with my long-time friend, Johan, and everything changed.

February 21, 2010 We went on our first date.

… and then … we fell in love… Great love.

October 21, 2010 My South African man of my dreams with a heart for the nations, a passion for Jesus, a compassionate heart and a deep love for me… Asked me to marry him. :)

On February 11, 2011 we are getting married and I will get to be the wife to my best friend, my favorite person.

How can I possibly convey all that God is doing in my heart? How can I attempt to explain all of the tears I’ve prayed, questions I’ve asked and frustrations I’ve proclaimed prior to my 30th birthday?  How can I ever list out all of the ways that God has completely overwhelmed me with his goodness, grace, faithfulness and steadfastness throughout my time of waiting?  How can I ever explain to you the perfect package that God gave me when He gave me Johan?  How can I explain to you how my heart feels? How my Spirit feels? How my soul feels?

It’s simple. I cannot.  All I can say is that our God is faithful. He hears us when we call to Him. And, He answers.

And we– we simply stand amazed.

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