Jordan recently flew to Michigan to get engaged. This event was about 3 months in the making. Savannah’s mom was Jordan’s accomplice and it seemed everyone knew what was planned except for Savannah. We are so excited to have this beautiful woman of God joining our family. I am so excited that they are finally engaged!
They’ve been talking about marriage for a while. Savannah was sure that Jordan was going to propose when he went to Michigan for Thanksgiving. Well, Jordan wanted to surprise her and he wanted her family there so he knew he needed a new plan. Back in May, Jordan received his great-grandmother’s diamond ring as a gift from his aunt. She told him to use the diamond in a ring for Savannah. Such a generous gift! Jordan took that ring to the jewelers and chose a beautiful setting that he knew Savannah would love. The ring has been in his room since July!
Every fall Savannah and her family go to a fall festival at an apple orchard. Jordan decided he would surprise her there, at the end of the corn maze. He flew to Michigan on Friday and stayed at Savannah’s neighbor’s house. Saturday was the big day. Hysterically, Savannah had posted a picture on Snapchat of her, her brother, and his girlfriend in the backseat of the family car with the caption “Apple picking adventures with the cuties. #3rdwheeling”. I laughed so hard, she had no idea what was about to happen.
When they arrived at the end of the corn maze, Savannah looked ahead and saw Jordan standing there. She screamed and ran into his arms. She just kept saying, “You are the worst.” She was just totally surprised. After a little bit Jordan took a step back and started his speech. He talked about how they’ve known each other for 3 1/2 years. They traveled together as teammates with The 99 (as missionaries to the youth of America) for a 1 1/2 years. After Jordan left the team they stayed friends, texting a lot, then calling, then it grew into something more.For about a year and a half they have been in a long distance relationship, it isn’t always easy but it is worth it. Then he went down on one knee and asked her if she would marry him and she said “Yes!”.
It’s bittersweet to think that my “baby” is engaged. I am so excited for the adventure Jordan and Savannah are just beginning. The wedding will be next September in Michigan and then they will settle down here in Florida. We have an exciting year of wedding planning ahead and I am so glad Savannah and her mom have asked me to be a part of that process. I sent them a copy of the wedding planning notebook that I used to help me plan Aaron and Summer’s wedding 3 years ago. It was such a great resource then and I know it will be know as well.