11/15/08

A Love Story


Well...I know I haven't blogged in a while, but I have been somewhat preoccupied.  My sister-in-law has been here this week meeting (in person) the "man of her dreams."  And he likewise has met the girl of his.  Theirs is a very beautiful love story, and one I have been given permission to share, at least in part.  
Adam had met this guy, Ethan, who was in his unit, some time ago.  He was, in Adam's estimation, a really great guy!  Returned missionary, humble, true to his faith despite obstacles...just an all around impressive guy.  After getting to know Ethan, Adam felt pretty strongly that he should hook him up with his little sister, Molly.  Molly is just as stellar as Ethan.  A girl with tremendous love and faith.  Someone who has worked hard to get to where she is today in all areas of her life.  She is determined, beautiful, and faithful, and so deserving of great happiness.  Anyway, after quite some time of wanting to get these two together, they finally began writing to each other about three months ago.  They immediately felt a strong connection.  They started to skype regularly, and fell more and more in love each day...seeing each other, but never meeting each other.  Well, Ethan was in one of the first groups out of Iraq from his unit, and arrived here Wednesday morning at 3:55 am.  Leading up to his arrival, Molly was anxious and nervous and excited all at the same time, but when he finally got there, all of that just faded away.  I was lucky enough to go and take some pictures, and all I could see and feel from them was pure joy and happiness and love.  I think the excited part still hung around too! :)  Anyway, it was really so wonderful to see two people, who deserve so much to be happy, find one another!  

I do have to admit, their happy reunion was slightly bitter-sweet for me, as I watched seventy-eight service men and women greet their families, and my soldier was not their for me to greet. However, even though there was this part of me that felt sad, for the most part, I was just so overjoyed for Molly and Ethan.  Plus, right now, I am just telling myself, "eleven more days...eleven more days!"  I am so excited!!!  I just need him here...
When Adam got home for R & R, Tami was good enough to take some great pictures of us! 

 I really love those pictures!  They are priceless.  I hope someday Molly and Ethan will feel the same.  We sure love you guys and are so happy for you!   

9 comments:

Robin said...

This made me feel a little teary eyed. I need to go hug and kiss Roland.

Nikky said...

thats a cute story. I'm glad it's less than 11 days you have to wait now, and am happy your husband is coming home, i will be praying for his safe trip home. I hope you have a great day! luv u xoxoxo

Rachel Westhoff said...

Very cool. Did you know John's roommate John Pease met his now very pg wife through E-harmony while they were in Iraq? Met, fell in love and were engaged within weeks of his coming home and married that summer. Happy as clams. Best of luck to Molly!!

Joyana said...

ok I almost cried!!!! Talk about a TRUE example of a great woman you are. I love the way you speak and the chance for the two of these guys to have a but of what you and Adam have is priceless. We are all counting down the days with you - is someone going with you to take photos when adam comes home?!?! call me - I will come whatever time it is. it's too important for you. seriously...i'm there.

Amalitta Gamlieli said...

awe... oh so cute. I'm so glad Adam is coming home soon, it's been SO long, you're amazing I love you, tell Molly I wish her and Ethan the best. xoxo bffe

daveanddebbie said...

Such a sweet story! I'm so excited for you- 11 days! I hope you enjoy every minute of it (and get some great pictures too!)

Julie said...

I'm so excited for you that Adam is coming home. It seems so quick for those of us that didn't have to live through every day. We are so happy for both of you! It's great that Adam's sister could find someone so great and with Adam's approval! Love a guy in uniform!

The Flemings: said...

Those pictures are so sweet, both those of Molly and her beau and of you and Adam!

Hans and Michelle said...

I loved seeing them in church together, knowing their history. When she got up to leave during sacrament meeting I got a little choked up watching him watch her. So sweet. Ahhh....love.

I also love those picture of you and Adam when he got home. Your turn is SO SOON!!!