A special place, a couple in love and a night meticulously planned. Ethan had worked out every detail of this once-in-a-lifetime night. A candle-lit path leading to a crackling fire and mason jars hanging from the trees surrounded an antique quilt and on it lay wildflowers and a black velvet box containing a one-of-a-kind engagement ring.
|January 20, 2012|
Ethan had arranged to have dinner with Kevin and Christy. Because he and Katherine were early, they would stop at the lodge to say hello to Allen and me. We were at HHCC for a camp Board meeting. The darkness made the candles seem even brighter as they beckoned them into the dark wooded area and as Ethan said, "Let's take a walk", she knew this night would change her life forever.
Ethan and Katherine both grew up attending Horton Haven and even attended the same camps at times. As college students they both served on Core Staff and friendship blossomed into love. It seemed perfect to propose at this special place where they had met and then served the Lord together.
Every once in a while, in the middle of an ordinary life,
love gives you a fairytale.