Friday, September 27, 2013

Big News!

Father of the fatherless and defender of widows is God in His holy habitation. He sets the solitary in families… (Psalm 68:5-6)
These verses have been my frequent meditation, prayer, and praise these last 18 months. And now I stand amazed at what God has done. He has turned mourning into rejoicing. Ashes into beauty.
An amazing man, Scotty—with whom I have been in contact these last several months—has asked me to be his wife. He has asked for Erika and me to become his family. And I said “yes”! An intimate, family wedding at Christmastime is planned.  

I love him deeply, and we both feel God has called us to each other and to continue our journeys together. We both lost the loves of our lives last year and stand amazed at the capacity to love again and love fully.
We have promised to love and sacrifice for each other—and for each others’ children—for as long as we have left on earth. And how full of gratitude and excitement and peace I am!

Rejoice with me! (More to come…) And I thank you, my friends, for being in my life, reading my words, praying and caring for my daughter and me. Much love. 


  1. Whoo hooo! So So happy for you Em. I Knew God had a special companion in mind for you, and here his is! I can't wait to celebrate the happy happy news with you!

  2. Feeling joy and will be in prayer for you both!!! So happy for you and Erika. Can't wait to hear more!

  3. When I think of cancer - I think "bad." Can it be that when God sees cancer He thinks "good"? Recently, I have been thinking a lot about what "good" means. One thing I know for sure - it is God who decides what is good. You have surrendered to that truth through a deep trial that didn't look good from our temporal human existence - Today's good news is something that I, in my flesh and spirit, can recognize as good without hesitation. It brings smiles and warm waves of emotions. I rejoice that God has given you this precious gift. I know you will appreciate him more than words can say.
    Still praying for you and Emily in the days ahead... the adjustments, etc. May she grow up to know how much God loves her and that the God of her father and mother is good all the time. I look forward to hearing more about your new family and how you met, etc. Does he live in Maine, by any chance? I would LOVE that. So happy for you. Love Susan Blount