Monday, September 5, 2011

us...in a nutshell...

Last March Patrick and I realized that our friendship had the capability to blossom into something great.  He decided to book a flight from Australia to Dallas over the Easter holiday and then we flew to Birmingham to visit some of my friends.  It was important for me to see how he would interact with Brooks and vice versa.

 
They loved each other.

After spending more time together in Dallas I knew that the Lord was blessing me with the chance to have a traditional family and experience love in a way that I thought was gone.  I called Keith's mom around the first of May to let her know that I had found someone for Brooks and me and that it was serious.  I hope anyone in a similar situation is as lucky to have such a solid response given as the one I received from her.

In June I went to Australia for three weeks. 

We had a blast...

 
and fell in love.

He flew to Lake Tahoe in July to join my family for a week-long family vacation.  His parents flew in for the weekend and everyone enjoyed meeting and spending time with one another.

Patrick helped Brooks with his golf game...
took him fishing...

and we all just enjoyed being together.

On this trip, Patrick spoke with my dad regarding our future...

so we would like to let you know...

that we're getting married.  :)  Yay!

8 comments:

Cheerbuddy said...

Soo excited for you! Congratulations!

Jaimi Hovan said...

Hip Hip Horray! As you know I was in a similiar situation - and got the same blessings that you did. I am happy that you have again found the happiness you and Brooks deserve. Many many many blessings for a happy future!

Brooke said...

Oh Judy, I'm so thrilled for you and Brooks! What an amazing story the three of you will have and I love that he was a friend of Keith's. Best wishes to you all and I can't wait to hear how your story grows!

Brooke said...

Yay, Judy!!! I've followed your story from the first few posts on Keith's CaringBridge site. So happy for you and Brooks! Maybe your life be forever blessed!

Cathy said...

So very very happy for you! What a blessing that you have found a man who loves you and your little boy! Best wishes to you and your family.

Anonymous said...

From one sister in Christ to another, please know that your blog was a testimony to me tonight. May God bless you, your son, and your husband to be.

Sarah said...

I am over the moon thrilled for you, Judy Girl!!! What an amazing testimony that you have! I am praying blessings upon blessings over your future with Patrick.

Wow... I just couldn't be happier for you!

thewrightblessings said...

Congrats! SO happy to see the beauty from ashes in your life.