Monday, December 19, 2011

Smithy news of late!!

Wonderful and exciting times around here!! Our family is getting larger :) And more families are being added!

About 3 weeks ago Danny L. asked me to be his wife!

Awww, this just makes me smile everytime I see it!

Of course, first time I saw it this was about my reaction :)

Danny and I have known each other for a little over 3 years. The Lords hands have been in this from the beginning, it's just amazes me as I sit and think of our story!
I met his sisters at a local homeschool meeting. We had not even planned to go to the meeting, but the leaders called us up and asked us to, even offering us a free booth!There, I saw three sweet girls that I just had to go talk to! Turns out they lived right down the road from me, just 5 mins. How could we live that close to each other for 12 years and not have met before?! But the Lords timing is just perfect! They were currently looking for a family oriented church, and we had one!
I gave them one of our DVD's with information about us and our church, thinking this would be like any other family I met, and that I would probably never see them again. They went home and gave their father the DVD and I went home and forgot about them. Then, about a month later they showed up at our house for church!

We started spending a lot of time together as families! We helped each other out with parties and got together and ate or played games. Most Sundays they would stay all day! I really began to notice how similar our two families are.

About a year ago Danny talked with my father about getting to know me better with the intention of marriage. He came over a lot and spent a great deal of time with my father.
About a month ago my father asked me if I would be interested in getting to know Danny. I was very interested :)
After a couple of weeks of getting to each others beliefs and thoughts on different subjects Danny called me up and asked me if I wanted to go flying. I thought it was pretty cool that he had friends who would randomly take him flying and I rode over to the little airport just as unsuspecting as could be, little knowing that it would change my life forever!

I feel so blessed to have such an amazing, Godly young man for my future husband!!

Rejoicing and Praising the Lord,


  1. I'm so happy for you Bethy!!! Praise the Lord! You are such a sweet friend. I can't believe you are getting married- yay! Many blessings to you both! Love, Grace

  2. Congratulations, Bethany! Praise the Lord! I am so happy for you! When are you getting married?

  3. Bethy,
    Oh, joy. You looked so radiant at the wedding. I am so, so happy for you and Danny. We are praying for you as you make plans and prepare for a new season of life. Love you and see you soon, Lord willing. Amanda

  4. That is so sweet, What a neat way to ask for your hand im marriage!


  5. God is so good, so very good. I love reading your journey of how God lead you and Danny together. I am so excited for the both of you. And,...I am excited for me, as Danny's Mom and your "Mother-in-law to be". I love you. Maria

  6. Yayyyyy!!! Praise the Lord!!

    Bethy, I am so, so happy for you. The Lord is so faithful and good! I loved all the pictures and your writing.

    I love you so much,


  7. How exciting! May the Lord bless you two abundantly, my dear friend!!

  8. Bethany! I'm so excited for you!! Such joyous news. May God richly bless you as you seek Him together.


  9. Congratulations, Bethany! So happy for you! And very creative proposal - how fun! :)

  10. Oh Bethy!!! I am SOOOO Happy for you! Every time I think about you and Danny I just smile! I can't wait till you get to be his wife!
    I really need to call you and talk to you myself. I love you dear friend and I miss you so much!
    And was about time he asked you! lol! {I kinda knew from the from the when we all first met the Lanes...that you and Danny were going to be linked together! For life!}
    I miss you so much my sister!
    Love me,