Monday, December 29, 2008

My BEAUTIFUL Necklace!

Here is the necklace that Josh gave me last night, I love it so much that I wanted to share it with y'all!! Isn't it BEAUTIFUL!!! And the sweetest part(beside the fact that it came from my sweetie) is that it all means something! The heart symbolizes our courtship, and the cross and diamond in the middle of the heart symbolizes Christ being the center of our courtship.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Our first night together as a couple!

Mine and Josh's first picture together as a couple! (Josh looks great, but I don't look so swell in this one...hopefully I will get one that I look better in soon! LOL)

Daddy showing Josh his salt and pepper shakers he made when he was in metal-works shop in HS.

Josh and I looking at stuff on the computer.

Josh and I looking at stuff.

Josh looking very HANDSOME!

Ronnie and Jessica with us at Ryans.

Bro. Jim and Sis. Jennifer (Josh's pastor and his wife)

Momma and I enjoying our food.

Daddy talking to Bro. Robert and Sis. Vicki. (Josh's parents)

Josh and I talking at supper.

Josh still looking very HANDSOME!!!

Tonight was a very special night for Josh and I. Tonight was the first night we had seen each other since the day before we started courting! Tonight is also when both sets of parents got together to discuss some things about the courtship. These pics are out of, the ones on top are supposed to be last and the last first! We went out to eat first and the Josh came over to the house. He decided to surprise me with a gift! He gave me a gold cross necklace that has a silver heart around it and what looks like a diamond in the middle of the is BEAUTIFUL! I love it!!! He is just so sweet!!! I still can't thank God enough for giving me such a wonderful man!!!

Friday, December 26, 2008

Our Story!!!

I've got a little bit of time before I need to do the dishes to tell the wonderful story of how Josh and I met and how we got to our courtship. So sit back, relax, and enjoy the story!!!

My Dad preached a revival back in June for Bro. Jim Veitch and Josh was at that revival. He saw me and he said the Lord really began to work in his heart and lead him to pray about me. I never even saw him there!! (I'm still not too sure how I missed seeing such a handsome guy!) I guess it was about July or so that I met Josh on the internet on a site called BigBaptist. I was reading his profile and saw that he went to Bro. Veitch's church, so I left a comment telling him that we have known his pastor for years. We began to comment back and for and started to become friends. Then we both found each other again on Facebook. We began to talk even more over that and became even better friends.

On December 6th Daddy was invited to preach at a church for a Jubilee and Josh had said that he was going to be there and said that he was looking forward to meeting me and my family in person. Little did I know that God would do something special in my heart that day. When we went and I saw Josh for the first time in person...Wow! The minute I saw him the Lord began to work in my heart and impressed upon my heart to start praying about him. He was working the sound equipment in the sound area. I thought he was very handsome!!! :o) At the break for lunch we went and talked to Josh's mom and had a good time. But after Josh had gone to help someone with something and after I went back into the auditorium my Mom told Sis. Vicki (Josh's mom) jokingly that she was hoping that Josh and I would get together. At that moment Sis. Vicki began to cry and told my mom that the Lord had laid me on her heart for Josh and that she had been praying about it for a few weeks!

From December 6th and on I was continually praying that the Lord would show me what His will was concerning Josh, and on December 15th I got complete and total peace that Josh was the man that I would one day marry! Since I had gotten peace and my parents had gotten peace about Josh, I was just sitting back and waiting on God to work in Josh's heart. Little did I know that God was already moving on Josh's side of things and that things would happen so quickly!!!

We had gone to Josh's parents church for a Christmas service on the 23rd and decided to surprise Josh. We accomplished that and REALLY surprised him!! But anyways...back to the story! :o) After the meeting we went out to eat with Sis. Vicki and Josh to Arbys and sat and was able to talk for about 2 hours. After we all went home, I found that I couldn't sleep and just felt really impressed to pray for Josh, I was awake until about 4:30 Wednesday morning just praying and thinking things over.

On Christmas Eve I had gotten on my facebook to see that Josh's status said that he had been up till 5:00 that morning praying and thinking about somethings. Needless to say, that got me really excited!!! We got home from Christmas Eve dinner at my Grandparents house at about 10:00 that night, and when my mom checked her email she had an email from Sis. Vicki saying that Josh had been up all night praying and that the Lord had giving him peace about starting a courtship with me and that he wanted to know what the next step would be for us to begin courting. My Dad told him that since we already knew that he was God's will on our end and that since we knew where he stood on standard for a courtship that he had his permission to court me!!!

Josh knew that I had heard what was going on because my mom read the email out loud, so he rang in on me on Facebook chat and simply said "Can you believe this is happening?!?!" I told him that I couldn't believe it either! I said that I guessed we were officially courting and he said that yes we were, but that he wanted to ask me a question. I said okay and waited on the question, but I never expected to see the question that I saw!!!!!! Here is what it said. "Kristina _____ ______, would you do me the honor of entering into a courtship with me?" I about jumped out of my chair and started shouting!!! :o) Of course we all know what the answer was "YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YES YES YES YES YES!!!!!!!!!!

So, as of Christmas Eve 2008 I am courting the most wonderful man! Josh is everything that I have ever prayed for and then some! God is so good!!! I just can't stop thanking Him for what He has done!!!

Soon, I promise!

I will post mine and Josh's story of how we started courting when I get the time to do it...I know y'all are waiting on it so, I will try and do it very soon!!! :o)

Thursday, December 25, 2008

The BESTEST Christmas gift ever!

I'm Courting!!!

God gave me the BESTEST Christmas present ever! It was made official tonight! I am so excited!!! I guess you want to know his name, huh? Okay...his name is Josh, he is a great godly man, and I am so thankful that the Lord sent him my way!! There is nothing like the peace of God and KNOWING this is what God wants!!! All I can say is "WOW" and "GOD IS SO GOOD!"

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Merry Christmas!

I'm not sure if I'll be posting before Christmas or not, so I just wanted to take this time to wish everyone a Merry Christmas! I pray that all of you have a wonderful time enjoying the company of your family and friends!!!

My family and I will be pretty busy in this forth coming week. Momma has to work the rest of this week, as well as Daddy (thank the Lord he got a job). This Sunday night our church is having a special service. Our choir will be singing lots of Christmas songs, there will be TONS of specials, a fellowship to follow...oh and lets not forget, Bro. Joe will be preaching!!

Michelle is coming in town for Christmas (she has been in NC with my aunt), we are all looking forward to that! We will pick her up from the airport late Saturday night...she is so nervous, she has never flown before and she is flying alone. So pray for her!

We are trying to find a church to go to on Tuesday night, because of Wednesday being Christmas Eve our church canceled the service that night. Then of course on Christmas Eve our family will go to my Grandparents house and spend that evening eating and opening gifts with the entire family! Hopefully I will have pictures to post of Christmas either next week of the week after!


Thursday, December 11, 2008

What I did the past three days.

I spent Sunday through last night with my cousin Karlee. She had been sick with a fever and stuffy nose and was not able to go to daycare and my Aunt wasn't able to take off work. So I offered to stay with the little sick-ling. Here are some pictures that I took while Karlee was feeling a little better.

Karlee and her cheeseburger.

Karlee insisted that I take a goofy picture of I did!

Me and Karlee.

Last of all...Karlee and her very precious blankie.

Karlee is feeling a lot better now, she was able to go back to school today. Just pray that I don't end up getting sick. Because when I get sick then my dad gets sick...and he doesn't need that.

Friday, December 05, 2008

Time sure does fly!

It's hard to believe that we are already in December! It seemed like yesterday that Ronnie and Jessica got married, that we went into missions with the prison ministry, and that my baby sister turned eighteen. I just can't believe that the end of the year is already near. A lot has happened in this past year, both for the good and for the bad...but the Lord has been with us every step of the way and He has loved us and given us the grace to get through it all!!!

We got very good news on Tuesday or Wednesday (I can't remember which)!!! Ronnie and Jessica told us that they are expecting baby number three. Since Jessica had miscarried the last two, I just wanted to get on here and ask everyone to please pray for Jessica and the baby. The doctor put Jessica on some kind of hormone, progesterone I think...and it is supposed to really help. So just pray that Jessica will be able to carry this precious lil' one full term.