Glad tidings

December 22, 2015

Happy news in our family this Christmas season: our daughter is engaged!

We are rejoicing together, and so thankful for the man who is to be our son-in-law.

And you better believe I will be blogging about plans for the upcoming wedding in 2016. And the search for the perfect dress (including mine!). And all the other fun and happy festivities that surround the joining of two hearts.


Of course, there are other glad tidings right now. Whether the news in our life is happy or sad, whether we are rejoicing or grieving, whether good times or bad, the news that Christ came into our world, broke through the darkness and gave us hope, will always be true.

Have a very Merry Christmas, dear friends. I'll be visiting in between the cooking and feasting, gift-giving and thanks-giving.


  1. Greetings, What wonderful news! It really is the most wonderful time of the year! Merry Christmas to you and yours! Blessings in the New Year...
    What a very pretty ring, it looks vintage.
    Always, Roxy

  2. Congratulations to your daughter and fiance and to all of you on this happy event.

    Have a Merry Christmas ~ FlowerLady

  3. Congrats! Such a happy time. Stunning ring! Merry Christmas Deborah.

  4. I'm thrilled and thankful that your dear daughter found the perfect guy for her!!! The ring is just gorgeous!! What fun you all will have this coming year, Deborah. Congratulations to all of you, and Merry Christmas blessings! xo

  5. Dearest Deborah,
    Congrats to this very happy news and what a lovely engagement ring you show!
    Yes, the real reason for Christmas is a very happy one and I would like to remain with that.
    Sending you hugs,

  6. Warm best wishes...what a happy Christmas!

  7. Happy News indeed! Merry Christmas to you and yours, make it wonderful.

  8. Congratulations, Deborah! Wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas season!

  9. How exciting. Merry Christmas, to you and your family. xoxo Su

  10. Exciting times! Congratulations to you all and wishing you a wonderful Christmas.

  11. How exciting, and very best wishes to the engaged couple.

  12. Hi Deborah, Congrats to your daughter on her engagement. The ring is gorgeous!! What a beautiful time for you all. Wishing you and your sweet family a very Merry Christmas and all the best in the new year. Blessings, xo

  13. Congratulations!! What a fun time for all of you!! Have they set a date yet?

    I just walked this path a few months ago. My daughter got married a bit over 2 months ago---on October 10th. They had gotten engaged the end of May, so we had a little over 4 months to plan. Everything came together beautifully, just as I'm sure it will for you.

    Merry Christmas!


  14. Best wishes to the happy couple. I'm excited to hear your local wedding plans, as I will be doing the same within a few years :-)

  15. Congratulations, Deborah! You have so much to look forward to. It will be fun to hear the updates! What an exciting time. Have a wonderful Christmas. Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

  16. Such beautiful news, Deborah.
    Congratulations to your daughter, and to you and your husband. It is such a wonderful time for you as a mother during those days of preparation for the wedding day, oh you will love it!
    Reading this brings back beautiful memories as a mother myself, having two daughters.
    I just know you will find the "right" dress.
    Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones.

  17. Congratulations to all, especially your daughter and her beloved. You have an exciting time ahead and I am looking forward to seeing all the plans and preparations you share come to fruition.

  18. Of course it's the wonderful news that matters, not the ring. However, I have to say that the ring is really beautiful :)

  19. PS Love the gift bags. :)

  20. I know I'm late but I found this lovely, happy and special post about your sweet daughter's engagement.
    First, what a gorgeous ring. You will be very busy getting ready for her wedding, what fun time that is!
    I am very happy for your DD and groom, of course, for the entire family.
    Thanks for sharing your joy with us lovely lady.


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