Tuesday, August 20, 2013

I'm Engaged!!

It's hard to believe!....but I am engaged to Erin Bates! =') God is so good! I really don't have words to describe the gratefulness that I have to the Lord, to my family, and to many others who have been praying for us and encouraging us along the way!! This is the most exciting time of my life! I really could have never dreamed of a girl like Erin saying "Yes" to me! But she did!!!! =')
I am so happy! Things have been busy as you can imagine, and that is why I have taken so long in writing a post! I thought I would at least share one picture from our engagement! I can't wait to share more with you all! Thanks for all the encouragement and all the prayers! Please continue to pray for us in this new chapter of our Love Story! =')
The verse found in Ecclesiastes 3:11has new meaning to me! =')

"He hath made every thing beautiful in his time: also he hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end."

40 comments:

  1. CONGRATULATIONS!!! Beautiful picture, can not wait to see the rest. Have fun and savor this time. It is precious!

    Jessica Argon

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  2. So happy for you two! God bless you both.

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  3. Congratulations!!!!! You two make a beautiful couple. I love following all your wonderful things about yours and Erin's love story. Thank you for sharing it with all of us. I hope you and Erin have a wonderful engagement!

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  4. Congratulations!!! I would love to see more pics of the happy occasion :)

    Praise the Lord for opening this new and exciting road in front of both of you! have fun following His lead!

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  5. Congratulations, Chad and Erin!!!!! Will be praying for your families as you prepare for the wedding.

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  6. You guys are going to have such beautiful kiiiids!!! Can't wait!! :D

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  7. yay, yay yay!!!!!! thanks for posting!! im so happy for you both and im praying for you! are you going to post another post with more pics and details? =)
    love and prayers,Symphony

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  8. Congratulations to you both and to your families for doing such a wonderful job with you both. Best wishes for a lifetime of happiness, laughter and love.

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  9. Congratulations to you and Erin! This is such an exciting time in any young ones life! Brings me back memories of this time with my now husband :).

    Any idea when the wedding will take place and if you plan on living in TN or OK?

    God Bless!

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  10. Congratulations! So happy for you both!

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  11. Congratulations!!! Oh happy day!!! May the Lord continue to rain down His blessings as you both start on this new journey.

    [By the way, Erin, you look absolutely radiant in the blue and white outfit!]

    With anticipation for the Wedding Post, Corrie

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  12. Congrats Chad! Praying that God continues to bless you two as you embark this new phase of life. :)

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  13. Congratulations to you both!! I am praising God for creating such a beautiful love story for you and Erin! I can't wait to see what your future holds.

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  14. Blessings to both of you. This will be a new & exciting time for you & your families. Enjoy this special time.

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  15. Congrats! You two are a shining example of how a God-focused relationship should play out! That's so great!

    Can't wait to see more pics!!

    Mikala

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  16. Congratulations! I'm very excited for the both of you!

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  17. Congratulations, your words of happiness jump out at the page. Its a blessing when God leads you to your mate. You both make a wonderful couple. Cant wait to see the pics of the big event.

    God Bless

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  18. Matt and Naomi StewartAugust 24, 2013 at 1:10 PM

    We're so, so happy for you, Chad, and can't wait to hear what the future holds for the two of you!

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  19. Congratulations! very happy for you both :)

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  20. Congratulations! All the best wishes!

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  21. Congratulations! What a tremendous blessing from God! I will continue to pray for you both. And I look forward to seeing more updates. Thanks for sharing!

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  22. Congratulations!

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  23. Congratulations!!!
    Praying that you enjoy a lifetime of happiness together. :)

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  24. Where's the ring? You know how us girls are, we wanna see the bling! Congrats to you both, and may God continue to bless you!

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  25. Congratulations! Please post some pictures soon! Best wishes for all the preparations in the next few weeks. Many blessing for your marriage

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  26. The day we've all been waiting for!!! Congratulations Erin & Chad!

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  27. So Happy for you and Erin!!!

    Is Erin's birthday on July 23 or May 2nd?
    Love the way you proposed to her!!

    Love from Canada

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  28. Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Chad, what do you do in regards to work?

    Beautiful couple!
    God bless, You and Erin have been such a encouragement to me!
    <3

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  29. Congratulations! May God bless you both!

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  30. So Happy for you guys!!!
    Could your family post what they think about your engagement?
    You look so happy and peaceful together.
    60 days to go till the wedding!

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  31. Congratulations to you both. You make a lovely couple. I really enjoy reading your blog but wish you would lay off the exclamation points a bit. They make you sound like a hyper active fifth grader...God bless :)

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  32. Wow, super exciting Chad and Erin! God’s richest blessings on you as you continue to walk this new journey together.

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  33. May The Lord bless your marriage. Congratulations Chad and Erin!

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  34. Chad, I know you're excited, but please update your wedding blog! Yo didn't fill in the engagement date, so it's showing the date you probably set it up. I saw people questioning it as a fake, so I thought you should know! :)

    God bless you and Erin in this new phase of your life together,

    Nancy

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  35. Congrats, Chuck! ;)
    I knew it would happen sooner than later. And when the wedding planning comes around, don't forget that strange videographer dude you ran into. Haha. God bless, man!

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  36. Congratulations! So very happy for you both!

    May the grace of God be with you always. :)

    - Vicki (a Journey to the Heart alumni Mom)

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  37. Congratulations!! So happy for you both! God bless you!

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  38. Congratulations! I wrote a post about your courtship with Erin entitled, 'Gil and Kelly Bates Daughter is Courting.....Chad Paine and Erin Bates', and I am so glad to hear that you guys are engaged. I pray that God blesses you both on your exciting journey!

    You can read my post here: http://raisingservantsofchrist.com/2013/05/28/gil-and-kelly-bates-daughter-is-courting-chad-paine-and-erin-bates/

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  39. Congratulations! Best wishes to you both!
    Huey
    www.papernsort.com

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