So I've known both Jon and Terra from different phases of my life and am so excited that they got married a few weeks ago. Now, I'm a little behind on my posts, so this is their engagement post, but I am so happy for them!
I knew Jon from Hope College and playing on the worship team at our church. We graduated the same year and although we were never quite in the same friend circle at Hope, I always knew he would be good for someone, someday. As I got to know him on the worship team, I couldn't help but try to think of someone to hook him up with; however, I know to not meddle in trying to pair someone up - give opportunities, sure - but not hook them up or anything.
I knew Terra from being a part of the same Bible/book study and thoroughly enjoy having her as a great friend and one that I know I can always go to. I loved when she came back from Zambia (she was over there for 9 months, and then another 6 or something :)). It was always good to catch up and feel like although time had taken place and things had happened, we could just pick up where we left off.
And then the two started getting to know each other. You see, Jon was the contact at our church for our Zambia focus team. So he kept in contact with Terra and what was going on overseas. When she came back, they had begun to hang out and shortly thereafter began dating. It was a bit of a long road as she was heading back to Zambia, but they certainly learned persistence and perseverance. So this is their engagement photo shoot...and stay tuned because in a few weeks I'll have more of their wedding. I raise my glass and wish you both the best Jon and Terra! So excited for you!