Chris and Amy are Engaged!!!

December 23, 2012

Guys. My best friend is engaged. And they have the coolest story ever. It’s not really my story to tell, but Amy doesn’t have a blog (come on!!!) so I’m going to tell it anyway :)

I could write a novel about their story, but I’ll just give you some highlights. I’ll never forget last December, when Chris, Jordan and I were in the mancave (the basement at our old house in Lubbock) and we found ourselves talking about Chris and Amy. I had NO clue Chris had feelings for her, but her sure did, and he had been wondering whether to act on it or not. Well, of course Jordan and I gave him a pump up talk and told him to go for it. So he did. Which I can’t even imagine mustering up the courage to have such a conversation… I mean, Chris and Amy were GOOD friends. It was always me, Jordan, Chris and Amy at our house. So, needless to say, Amy was hesitant, but they still went on a few dates, and after those dates, the verdict was they were going to just be friends.

Bummer.

Well. Fast forward a few months, and Chris moved to Midland for a new job in April. The Lord had been working in Amy’s heart, and she knew something was changing. She couldn’t tell whether it was the fact that she was going to miss him living in Lubbock, or if she really was starting to like him. So, that brave chica asked him to meet her in Lamesa (the halfway point between Lubbock and Midland), and she told him what was up. Long story short, it was another start to Amy and Chris, and this time it worked out. Seven months later, they’re engaged!!!

It’s such an awesome reminder of how God’s timing is so perfect, and He changes hearts like nobody’s business.

Chris did an amaaaazzzing job at planning the perfect engagement, and he involved so many special people.

So, Amy is in charge of this amazing ministry, FYI, and matches kiddos up with sponsors who buy them Christmas presents. It’s pretty amazing. Last year was a big year, and she got 75 kids sponsored. Well, this year she had 110 kiddos!!! December 20th was delivery day, and Amy and all of her helpers took the presents to a school in Lubbock and we passed out all the presents. Talk about an awesome day.

Well, then (as far as Amy knew), Jordan, Amy and I were headed to Midland for Roomie Christmas… Amy, Hilary and I were roommates in college, and we’ve done Roomie Christmas for nine years now… I know, it’s pretty silly… but we love it and we’ll do it forever, so there.

At one point in the day, Amy said, “Brit… this is my favorite day. It’s the best day of the year. I get to deliver presents to all of these kids, and then go spend time with some of my closest friends in Midland.” All I could think was, ohhh girl you have no idea!!!

I keep getting sidetracked. Okay. So we head to Midland, and as we get closer to Lamesa, Jordan pulled the car over at a park. Not just any park though. This was THE park where Amy first talked to Chris, and it became a spot where they would meet up for dates throughout their relationship. A pretty special place. Amy wasn’t suspecting ANYTHING. She saw Chris’ car, and then she saw Chris, and I think it took her a few seconds to realize what was going on. She was all smiles and started walking towards him.

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Then they started walking to a spot where Chris had set up a few things.

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Amy was reading letters Chris had written her, and then he told her to stand up as he read one more letter (which I’m dying to read, by the way!!)

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Then, BAM! Doesn’t Amy have the cutest reactions ever??

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So she has the ring, they’re officially engaged, and now it’s time for Roomie Christmas (as far as Amy knows…) They got to Chris’ parents’ house, and Chris surprised her with all her close friends and family!!

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Congrats, you two!! I literally couldn’t think of a better pair. I love love love you guys!!

Natalie posted the following on December 23, 2012 at 4:32 pm.

Oh this is so great! You told their story very well and the photos you took are priceless. Thanks for sharing and I am SO excited for sweet Amy and Chris!

Aunt Phyl posted the following on December 23, 2012 at 6:10 pm.

Oh Brit, you and Jordan did great getting a fantastic ctuple started on a forever love of their lives!!!


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