Sunday, June 24, 2007

PROUD PARENTS

It looks like 2008 is going to be a fantastic year for the Kelly family. On Saturday night Kenny, my oldest, proposed to Jamie Rumbough. She said yes and he “dropped the rock.” They’re looking at a February wedding. Jamie’s brother and his wife have been appointed as missionaries to Turkey. A February wedding will allow them to be present before they leave for their assignment.

As most of you know, Kevin proposed to his girlfriend, Erin Richardson, on New Year’s Eve. She said yes and he “dropped the rock” on the same night. Their wedding is scheduled for May 31.

From the time our boys were born, we have prayed many, many times for God, at the right time, to lead them to their lifelong mate. Little did we know that two of the three would happen so close together. However, I feel uneasy comparing our family to the Clonts. Their two sons, James and Michael, just got hitched within three weeks of each other.

Anita and I are thrilled at adding two daughters to our family. And we couldn’t be happier at the young women that God brought into their lives. Jamie and Erin both love our Lord and are very committed in their Christian faith. We love their families dearly and enjoy spending time with them. Erin’s parents, Waring and Tami, are members of our church, as are her brother Brett and her sister Keri Brooke. Jamie’s parents, Johnny and Valerie, are members of Riverland Hills. Johnny is the Director of Missions for our Lexington Baptist Association.

Just as we prayed for our boys’ mates from the time they were born, we also prayed for their children. Who knows (I’m not rushing it)—one of these days I might be…well, you know what I’m talking about!

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