Last week we celebrated the engagement of two of our best friends in our new home country of Ireland. Zach is a true man of God; always seeking His will for his life and future. Monica is radiant sunshine; a daughter of the King, always loving God and loving others. Their love story is years in the making, full of triumph over adversity and blessings from our loving Father. These two are a power couple for the Kingdom of Christ. We couldn't be happier to walk along their side and launch them into marriage soon.
Monica celebrated her graduation from law school with a tour of Europe, planning the last leg of her trip to Ireland to visit us & dear friends. Little did she know, Zach had quite a few surprises up his sleeves during her vacation. He surprised her outside of her apartment in Paris one night, yelling her name under her window. They had a romantic adventure around France, Spain, and Switzerland before Zach had to "go back home to return to work". What he was actually up to was planning his next surprise - asking for her hand in marriage.
A few days later when Monica arrived, our friend Chelsea picked her up from the airport and took her on a beautiful walk through the country to the ruins of a castle. Meanwhile, Zach was waiting on top of the castle with a pretty ring for his lady. With awestruck joy, she agreed to become Zach's wife. As if that weren't already the greatest surprise, Monica's childhood best friend & her hubby were hiding just around the corner, eager to celebrate their engagement. We danced, we prayed, we adventured, and we celebrated. I am so thankful for these everlasting friendships, and can't wait to see what God has in store for the marriage of Zach & Monica!