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    I got adopted! ;)

    In early December, my fiance and I are moving several hours east of here. We're getting married by the end of December, and then we both start new jobs by January. That means that right now, we're running around like crazy, packing, organizing, planning (all between work shifts)... and we barely know which way is up. Our friends and family members have been HUGE blessings to us, but of course, the inevitable question has popped up: "between the beginning and the end of December, are you living together or apart?"

    One thing's for sure: we want to honour God. And we don't even want to give the APPEARANCE of sin, honestly, because we don't want it to have a foothold in our marriage from the get-go. So with the help of a few people close to us, we're flying out, meeting the movers there, moving the furniture in, arranging it the way we'd like it (as well as anyone can in a small apartment), and then in terms of where the two of us will stay until we come back for our wedding, my resourceful, if a bit direct fiance's found a very interesting solution:

    Two families in our new church are "adopting" us, one going to each family, for the month until we get married! He called me and said "hey, guess what! We got adopted!"

    Of course, my response was, "huh?"

    Apparently he called ahead, said hello to our new pastor (the church was recommended to us by our current pastor) and point blank said "my wife-to-be and I aren't living together before we get married, so who wants to adopt us?" and the pastor went, "huh?" and then recovered his wits about him, realized my fiance was serious, and started asking people if they would be willing to lend an extra bedroom for a few weeks.

    And people we have NEVER met before have actually stepped forward!

    I have inherited a young family with 3 small kids and the parents being about my age, complete with a dalmatian dog and two parrots.

    He is going to an elderly couple, who are looking forward to having a nice, strong young man who can rake their leaves for them.

    God is good!
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    Wow, that's incredible......*happy tears*.
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    Wow what a blessing all the way around!
    That is a really great idea, and maybe one that will catch on.

    You two are honoring God by doing things His way and in turn He is honoring your needs. He will surely bless these two families for being willing to open up their homes to the both of you.

    I am truly touched by this.

    BTW congrats on your upcoming marriage.

    Jeanne

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    This made me cry..for real.

    I am so proud of you both! May the Lord bless you abundantly for being a testimony to others who just "can't wait."

    I wish I could hug you right now!
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    That is a wonderful story! I know you will be blessings in each others lives. D in Georgia

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    Oh, this is awecome, CC..and congratulations on that soon coming marriage too. Wow, what great folks to sort of adopt you both..sounds like a loving and caring community and a good place to start your married life together.

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    is heard in our land
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    Great idea my dear friend! Have a great blessed time there!

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    Mieke
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    Wow! congratulations on your upcoming wedding. That is wonderful news and so uplifting. Blessings to all!

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    What amazing favour!! Be blessed!!
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    Wow! That is such an amazing solution and props to your future husband for his leadership! Praise the Lord!
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