A few more details....
Kelsey's boyfriend, Travis, is currently in Africa. He is spending a year working as a pilot for a non-profit relief organization, in the Congo, I think. He has changed positions a few times, so unfortunately, I haven't kept up too well. Anyway... we have known his family for about 15 years. I was really good friends with his big sister in 8th and 9th grade, and we reconnected at Shorter College years later. She ended up marrying someone that Andy went to highschool with, which is just an "it's a small world" type thing. 15 years ago, when Travis was about 10 and Kelsey was about 7, he asked her to marry him. So cute! His family ended up moving back to Hondourus (sp?), where they were missionaries. Years later, when Travis was back in the states, they became friends again. She was not ready for more than friendship, so he was her friend. Mom and I have tried to convince her for three years now that he was "the one". She just ignored us. Finally, it seems that God told her he was "the one". I guess God's timing is better, because Kelsey was ready, and told Travis she was ready to be more than "just friends". That was in very early December. He left for Africa on Dec. 15th. So, their entire time of dating, he has been in another country. But, they have been very serious about this. I guess when you look back at it, God has been preparing them for each other for their entire lives. So, when she wanted to go see him in Africa for her Spring Break, no one in our family argued. Kevin and Emilee went with her, for safety, as well as appearances sake. They met up with Travis in South Africa. He proposed with a waterfall on one side, and the ocean on the other, kneeling down in the rock to ask for her hand. It sounds like it was beautiful, and I can't wait to see pictures. He will be in Africa until next December. I guess this will be a stressful year for Kelsey. Luckily for her, she has a sister that is a pro at being separated from the man she loves. She will survive.
Andy and I were there for, and fairly "involved" in the engagement of Kevin and Emilee. It seems appropriate that they were involved in, and there for the engagement of Travis and Kelsey. I am so excited!!!!! I love planning a wedding, especially when it is not my own.
Just on a side note here. I am listening to Jay Leno in the background. He has a phony "gameshow" going... It is hilarious. People are pretty stupid sometimes. Especially our generation, with anything having to do with history and politics. Sad times, but highly amusing, in a depressing sort of way.
When I run for Senate, I guess I will just have to hope that people vote for me because I am a woman, or because I have on the right clothes, or the right friends. Issues? What are those? You stand for what? Who cares....
Sad times. Really people, be prepared. I am going to do it someday, so you might as well get ready. When my kids are grown, I intend to continue making a difference in the world. My kids come first, and I have to make a difference in their lives first, but when they are grown.... watch out world.
Who writes this stuff?
- I am happily married to an amazing military man who spent 9 years enlisted and is now an Officer in the US Army. We have two amazing boys who are not so little any more! They still infuse every moment of every day with creativity and energy, and make my life an adventure. I was educated at home, and am now teaching our children - second generation homeschoolers! I try every day to become more like Jesus Christ, and to love like HE does. If you want you can try and catch me at firstname.lastname@example.org