I'm engaged! (There goes that happy squeal again, darn it.)
On New Year's Day, Ryan Hurtt, my Air Force boyfriend of 2 years, dropped down on one knee and proposed. Pulling the most beautiful ring I have ever seen out of his pocket, he asked me to allow him to give me a lifetime of happiness. I boohooed through the whole thing, but managed to squeak out a yes. The fact that he had asked my dad for his blessing beforehand made it even sweeter. I still tear up thinking about it, and it's been a week already. :)
Now that the juicy details are out of the way, I would like to answer some of the unspoken questions out there.
1. We are not getting married right away. (Between Ryan's commitment to the military and my commitment to the band, we have decided to wait a few years before we get married. That could change, because life has a habit of changing plans, but that is the decision that we feel God has been leading us to.)
2. I am not leaving the band anytime soon. (Ryan and I both feel that God is still calling me to be here, so by the grace of God, I will stay until He moves me somewhere else.)
3. At this time, the plan is to save our money, do our best at the jobs that God has put in front of us, and just take it one day at a time.
4. We would appreciate your prayers immensely as we begin this new season of our lives together. Please pray that we will be sensitive to God's leading and His will, and also that we keep growing closer to each other and to Jesus. And please pray that we will make the most of our time both together and apart.
Thanks for reading and I hope you all are having a wonderful new year. God bless and I'll talk to you next time!
P.S. I have been tinkering with the website and have changed it a little bit. One of the changes I added is an online store. Now if you want to purchase autographed copies of my books, they can be found in the "Anna's Books" section of the website, along with excerpts.