Our Daughter is Getting Married on Friday!

by Steve Ray on March 13, 2012

Wes & Charlotte

He was in uniform on his way to be a medic in Iraq. She was boarding the plane to visit a friend. They noticed each other in the airport and each thought, “Wow, I would like to meet her/him!”

By chance they ended up sitting next to each other. Both were very shy and quiet. Before getting off the plane they exchanged e-mail addresses at the coaching of an older woman nearby.

They wrote back and forth and fell in love over e-mail the year he was stationed outside Baghdad. She would jump in bed with us every night to share the e-mails.

When he came home he started medical school and came to visit Charlotte and to meet us, her parents. It didn’t take long before he came from Chicago to take us out to dinner. He politely said, “I love your daughter and I have come to ask your permission to marry her.”

It was no surprise and we had already had a big family meeting to discuss the expected request. We gave Wes our enthusiastic consent and Friday I will be dancing with the bride! I chose the song to dance to “I Held Her First.”

More pictures then.

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Darrell March 13, 2012 at 11:40 PM

Congratulations to all! Great song choice–the first time I heard it, I knew it would be perfect for just such an occasion. I will keep praying that my daughters all find worthy men.

Julie March 14, 2012 at 9:26 AM

I just have to say. They are a very nice looking couple!

Barb March 14, 2012 at 4:09 PM

May Wes and Charlotte have many joy-filled years with God at the center!

Tom March 16, 2012 at 8:49 AM

Aw, what a beautiful story! You have a great family Steve! God bless!

Carole March 17, 2012 at 2:28 PM

May God bless their marriage. Thanks for sharing this important event in your family.

I listened to you on Relevant radio. I was surprise that you shared personal information.igazedfi

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