We met at Gordon College in 2021, through our common love of soccer. Emily quickly fell for his respectful demeanor, his wit, and his love for the Lord. King was attracted to her curiosity, her love for the outdoors, and her empathetic spirit. We started exploring the outdoors together and found it became one of our favorite past times along with King introducing Emily to every film he'd ever seen. We spent our first summer working at summer camp together and truly understanding each other better. We found the game of cribbage and our lives were changed. We have likely played over 100 games and plan to play for the rest of our lives. Our relationship has been full of laughter, adventure, discernment, and prayer. The challenges we have faced have brought us closer together in unexpected, beautiful ways. We are thankful to God for the ways He has led us and we know He will continue to do so.
Upon a hike in the cool New Hampshire peaks, our first time back to this range in many weeks! We sat on Mt. Field 4,000 feet high with the splendor of views and the birds of the sky. We drank cinnamon tea on a blanket over the snow. A grand journey thus far and yet so much to go! Atop this peak, he pulled out a ring and read her his oath that would make her heart sing. We laughed, we cried, and we basked in the love. A love gifted of course, from Lord Jesus above.