Tuesday, March 25, 2008

An amazing God, an amazing couple, and an amazing story

They're engaged!

Our dear friends Afshin and Meredith were engaged Thursday, March 13!!! Mer accompanied Shin to Alaska where he was speaking at a youth deal, and he proposed at the top of a mountain at a five star restaurant complete with rose petals, red tulips, journal reading, and amazing food.

If you are at all familiar with their story, you know it is a testimony of God's faithfulness and sovereignty. Josh and I are THRILLED to have two of our favorite people becoming one. Mer and I have known each other since we were babies in the nursery together at church. She has always been one of my dearest friends. One that I can be ridiculously silly with but also share the deepest parts of my soul. We've shared each stage of life together, so now I'm excited to walk through this time of engagement and marriage with her as well.

When Afshin first came to Dallas, he worked for my dad at Prestonwood. Our family adopted him as our Persian brother. And people really thought we were related! He then became the college minister at Pwood where Josh and I (and Mer!) were under his leadership. When these two started dating, it seemed too good to be true, and we've shared so many great memories together.

Friday night, Meredith's sweet mom and Afshin put together a wonderful dinner to celebrate their engagement. It was so neat seeing family and friends of all ages who have played a part in their individual lives and/or their relationship. We can't wait until November when these two will begin their new life together.


some of the old gang: Chris and Jeffie Jones, me and Josh, Mer and Afshin, Kyle Gray

13 comments:

The Engelhardt 4 said...

Yea for Afshin!! You are looking good girl!!

I can't wait to see Lily's bday pictures!!

Kristen said...

I had no idea that it had progressed to this point! This is wonderful news.

Jordan & Christy said...

I am SO EXCITED for the two of them!!! I can't imagine how happy you and josh are about this! Love seeing the picture of the old gang - such fun memories and sweet times together! Tell meredith congratulations from us!

olivia and henry said...

WOW!!!! how wonderful! i am so happy for meredith and afshin. what great news!!!!!

Regina said...

A girl I know in my Bible study will be so sad to hear this. She thinks Afshin is so great! :) Congrats to them! It's neat how you guys have known each other for that long. Very cool.

Dawntoya and Adam said...

Tell Afshin Congrats and that I am so mad at him!! He sent me an email one time hinting that he had a secret (I figured it had to do with proposing)but saying that I couldnt tell anyone because he hadnt even told you guys yet, well of course I say "I promise! Plus I live in Memphis, lay the secret on me!!" He never emailed back...WHAT A TEASE!! Well I am happy for him and that he won't end up a crazy 40year old single like his theories suggest...Tell them to get married tomorrow.

Summer said...

Alright Afshin!!!!! Congrats!!!!!

lauren w said...

well, well! engagement at last :) what a sweet story!

Jen said...

Hi Natalie! I'm a fellow Villager and sometimes stop by to visit your page (yes, a bit of a lurker, I suppose). I hope you don't mind me asking where you got your shoes in this picture. They are super cute and I would love to check them out. Congrats on baby #2, by the way!!

Thanks.

Meredith said...

Yea!!! So exciting! Please tell her hi and congrats from me!

Emily said...

Oh my goodness!! I have been wondering how Mer is doing! Oh, I'm so glad to hear the great news about those two. What a long-awaited engagement. :) If you have her email address or anything, would you send it to me? (sweetems@gmail.com) I'd love to give her my congrats.

The Ice House said...

I'm so happy for Afshin!! He's actually coming to speak to our college students next sunday. I cant wait to congratulate him in person!!
: )

stevie said...

Oo! Oo! I know these people! I get to be happy too!