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Saturday, June 9, 2007

Dad's Getting Married!


This is a pic of my dad and Margie...his soon to be wife!! Yes, my dad is getting married on June 23rd--2 weeks from today! This pic was taken in March when Jason and I were in Ruston over my spring break to meet her. They came in for a few days (from NC) and so we had to get to Ruston to meet this lady my dad is inlove with!! She was happily married when her husband was diagnosed with cancer and later died from it. They share a lot in common and what is so neat is that they can openly talk about their former spouse.

They met at First Baptist Church, Asheville, NC where my dad attends now that he has been pretty much been living at our cabin. Dad was going to a grief seminar and saw Margie there, but just thought she was a hostess or something because she had on a wedding ring. He learned more about her and eventually asked her for coffee. He told her he has never asked someone for coffee that had a wedding ring on! Then on another date, someone told my dad as they were checking out, "Would you like for me to hand this to your wife?" (or something of that nature) Dad said they just laughed. She eventually took off her wedding ring and is now wearing an engagement ring from my dad.

I am so excited my dad has found someone else to love. Mom always said that dad would probably find someone else and that we needed to accept her. Mom said she read somewhere that when you are happily married, you want to be married again. My dad deserves Margie. He took SUCH great care of my mom and has been lonely for almost 6 years. God is good and faithful. To God be the glory!!
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10 comments:

Michelle said...

it's been almost 5 years since dan lost his dad. we know they'll come a day when mary finds someone to love. i pray it's a situation like you have with your dad and margie. it's encouraging to hear they talk about the ones they've lost. i wish them the best! :)

Carrie said...

Keep praying for her. The right man will come. I was just worried he would find someone that we wouldn't like. Just remember God is in control!!! :)

Elizabeth said...

Carrie, I am so glad you have a blog. Mom had told me that your dad called and said he was getting married. I am excited for him. I just love your dad-he is so sweet.
Tell him congratulations for me.

Shandra said...

aww..that was SUCH a sweet post!! i'm so happy for your dad. i'm sure it means a lot to him that his children love her too.

you need to call me about posting links. you have to completely add something and it's too hard to tell you on here or even in email. i can send you want you need in an email tho.

Shandra said...

okay...i'm a dork. just saw that you added links already. sorry i couldn't help.

Shandra said...

none of your links work.

jill said...

Carrie, that's so neat. I hope your dad is really happy!

ashley said...

carrie - i'm so glad for your dad. i remember him from college and how sweet he is. i think we did disciple now at your house once - i think...
anyway, congrats to your dad

cece said...

Aw, that's so exciting!

Sharon said...

I can't believe I'm "outing" myself as a blog lurker...but I have to say how happy I am for your sweet Dad, Carrie! Please tell him that Zack and I said congratulations! Take care girl!