Thursday, January 15, 2009

{Miracles Happen}

Do you believe in miracles ? Do you believe in answers to prayers ?

Let the music begin . . . . just humor me and sing at least one line of the song from Princess Diaries "When You Believe". This is the song that has been going through my head for the past couple of months as I have sat and watched this relationship between Morgan and Trent evolve.

Miracles happen, miracles happen

You showed me faith is not blind

I don't need wings to help me fly

Miracles happen, miracles happen



I can't imagine, living my life without you now

Not ever having you around

We found our way out (on you I can depend)

Don't have to look back, to realize how far we've come



There are million reasons

I'm lookin up I don't want this to end

Nothin Nothin should ever bring you down

Knowing what goes around will come around



You showed me faith is not blind

I don't need wings to help me fly

Miracles happen, once in a while

When you believe (miracles happen)



You showed me dreams come to light

That takin a chance on us was right

All things will come with a little time

When You believe



There is no question we found the missing pieces

Our picture is complete

It's fallen into place (it's fallen into place)

This is our moment, you and I are looking up


Someone is watching over us

Keeping me close

Closer to you everyday



Nowhere

Nowhere on earth i'd rather be

No one can take this away from you and me

You showed me faith is not blind



I don't need wings to help me fly

Miracles happen, once in a while

When you believe (miracles happen)



You showed me dreams come to light

That takin a chance on us was right

All things will come with a little time

When You believe, When you believe




The soul is a shining light

When you believe

The heart has the will to fight

You can do anything, don't be afraid

We're gonna find our way



You showed me faith is not blind

I don't need wings to help me fly

Miracles happen, once in a while

When you believe (miracles happen)



You showed me dreams come to light

That takin a chance on us was right

All things will come with a little time

When You believe

Morgan met Trent through a Young Single Adult group this past fall. They chatted on the phone often and right after Thanksgiving they went on their first date. Let me just tell you it was about that time I was praying with the most sincere heart that a miracle would take place. She was given the most amazing priesthood blessing by President Ogden that promised she would return to FULL health and have no lasting effects as long as she did what the doctors said. So I knew I had to have faith that all would be well.


Then Trent came along. Soon I would find out he was the answer to a mother's prayer. The Lord must have been saving him for us. I liked him immediately. There was something very different about him. He not only brought a smile to Morgan's face, but he brought a smile to my face. I felt safe knowing she was with him. They began spending everyday together and she knew, we all knew he was something special. He is almost 24, served a two year mission for our church in Mexico, works full time for Foothills Sports Medicine Physical Therapy and is in school to become a Physical Therapist. He immediately took on a concern with Morgan's foot and the fact that she was still in a walking boot. (something her physical therapist has been trying to get her out of for months). I don't know exactly what he did, but before I knew it she was back in two shoes. And then he even got her into tennis shoes and now she is even starting to jog. They love each other so much. We love Trent. He brings out the very, very best in Morgan. They enjoy so many of the same things and both have a very strong testimony of the gospel. He is the perfect fit for our family. I trust him with my daughter and I never worry when she is with him. The last couple of weeks I have just been so amazed at the fact that he has really come into our lives. I KNOW now that he IS an answer to many prayers.

Here is the sweetest part - he called Don this week and asked if he had some time to talk with him. Tuesday night Trent asked Don if he could have his blessing and his permission to ask his daughter for her hand in marriage. He wanted to spend the rest of eternity with her. Of course Don gave him his blessing because seriously, it is exactly what we were hopping for. They love each other so much.They will be married sometime this summer once they coordinate schedules with both families. Trent also comes from a big family of 6 kids. 3 boys and 3 girls. He is the youngest. He is from Colorado where most of his family lives. So let the plans begin. I am so excited for the next couple months and really want to focus on making it very special and very memorable for both of them.

I don't know the exact details because it was late when she got home. But I do know that he picked her up after work and took her to dinner. During dinner a lady brought flowers and a fortune cookie to the table. In the fortune cookie it said something to the effect of "spending the rest of your life with the one you love" and then he pulled out the ring and popped the question. Love romantic, thoughtful guys. Did I mention he cooks (they have spent many evenings in the kitchen cooking some wonderful dishes) he sings (she always wanted to marry someone who loves music as much as she does) and he is very athletic and loves sports just as much as all the other men in this house (which the Paolacci boys love -he fits right in) Well here is the ring . . . . it is absolutely beautiful.

I am so excited for their "Happily Ever After to Begin" don't ever stop believing - miracles happen . . . . . . . . . . . .

11 comments:

CamilleJohnFam said...

How very exciting! Congratulations!

Kelly C said...

This is absolutely wonderful news!! I'm so happy for them, and for you to have gotten such a wonderful blessing!

Lauren and George said...

WOW, that is so exciting! You are a good blogger, have you converted over to online scrapbooking!?! :)

Kathie said...

Such beautiful news...I am so excited for Morgan to have found her prince! Congrats to your family!

Kathie

Tracey Locher said...

This is blessed news!!! I remember when they went on their first date... you were nervous about her having a seizure, but said that you felt comfortable with Morgan going out because he was a responsible guy who wouldn't let anything happen to her. I remember thinking back then, listening to the way you wrote about him that this might be the way it turned out! Have fun with the wedding plans! God is wonderful!!!

Ariel said...

Congratulations!!!!! That is so exciting!

Jafael said...

Congratulations! This is such great and happy news!

Michelle Devine said...

That is wonderful. It brought a tear to my eyes. Im so glad to se she is doing so well.

{connie} said...

oh kristan!!! how very exciting. congratulations to morgan, trent and both families. they make the most darling couple!! what a story they will have to share for generations. miracles can happen and now i am more of a believer. thanks! *hugs*

{connie} said...

oh kristan!!! how very exciting. congratulations to morgan, trent and both families. they make the most darling couple!! what a story they will have to share for generations. i believe in miracles even more now. thanks! *hugs*

Shannon said...

So happy for Morgan and for your entire family...congratulations