Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Big News!!! Redemption Island and Winner for Blog hop

Just wanted to share some exciting news with you all. It all started back in late January, Joseph (pictured above) called me and said he wanted to speak with my husband and I. My first thought was oh no, so I said yes come over my daughter Iliana (his girlfriend) was working that day. It was about 2pm on a Sunday when he arrived, he began by saying that he was here because he wanted us to know more about him and I thought not good, but then he said I want to say that I love Iliana with all my heart (can you see the tears flowing down my face) I mean really what mother does not want to hear that. He continued by saying I am a bit old fashion and my parents taught me that if I am going to do things I have to do them right. Ok! He then proceeds to tell us that though Iliana is graduating from college in June, she has spoken to him and wants to continue school to be a registered nurse he told her and I quote "Go for it, and I will help you pay for it somehow" I'm like OMG she is graduating with a Bacholers in Recreational Therapy and she wants more and he wants to help. I was surprised not only that she shared that with him but that he wants to help. My husband then told him that if that is what Iliana wants we will sit down and work it out. Then he says another reason I'm here is because I want to go to Ecuador in February on vacation and I am asking permission to take Iliana with me. We were both shocked, but we agreed she was going to stay with his parents. Now comes the big news while in Ecuador I would love to propose to your daughter who I love and I can truly see sharing the rest of my life with her. I cried, cried, cried I couldn't talk he must have thought OH NO!!! but they were tears of joy. I mean tell me when was the last time in this society that we live in now a young man of 22 yrs of age ask the parents permission for hand in marriage. Not many!!! I was a little scared at what my husbands reaction would be, but then he got up walked up to Joseph and said I respect you for coming here and doing this right. Yes you have our permission, I cried some more. He then showed us the ring it's beautiful, even my daughter Emily was crying. Well now of course I had to keep it a secret until he proposed, she called me on from Ecuador on Sunday and crying and saying mom guess what Joseph proposed and I said yes. I am so very happy for her and we are so happy to welcome Joseph into our family. Now I am technically a mother of a bride to be!!! OMG I feel old. LOL


Also I over at TallyScrapper playing Survivor and well this week I was sent to Redemption Island here is the layout I created


Now for the winner of the blog hop! I used Random Number generator

True Random Number Generator Min: Max: Result: 36

Marley said...
Hello Dolores, Im your new follower! This bloghop is so much fun, really nice to see all the beautiful projects! I started card making 2 years ago but now Im starting to make lay outs.. I have to say its so much fun to scrap photo's! Loving it.. I hope my lay outs will look as good as yours one day! Thanks for a chance to win and for this fun bloghop!.. HUgs Marley


24 comments:

Becky Dunham said...

Congrats Dolores on your new status as mother of bride to be :) I am dreading that day myself - hopefully I have a while - my girls are 13 and 16 and I have a 19 yo son. It must be very exciting though and he sounds like a wonderful man for your lovely daughter!

Very cute layout.

Leah Crowe said...

omgosh.. YAY!!!
I was wondering how much longer til Joseph proposed. So happy for Illiana and of course your whole family.
LOVING your redemption layout too.. i vote that should be your new fb avatar for a day. :)

Marley said...

Ohhhh wow! So cool I have won the candy! Off to email you! and congrats to you!! Hugs Marley

Jodi said...

Huge congrats!!! Sounds like a wonderful young man, and your daughter will be in good hands!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

What a beautiful story! He seems like a lovely young man! i loveeeeeee that lo too... loving that fun photo! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Debbi said...

That's so wonderful! Congrats to your daughter and future SIL!!
*smiles*
debbi

Laurajean said...

OMG, that is wonderful news Dolores...so happy for you daughter and you and your family...and how sweet of him to ask permission from the two of you. And LOVE your layout for Redemption Island :)

jonaks said...

congrats! I'm sure you will be a gorgeous mother of the bride!

TanishaRenee said...

Oh.my.goodness!! Congratulations to Iliana and your family. Joseph sounds like a great young man!

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