I’m Engaged!!

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It’s hard to believe!….but I am engaged to Erin Bates! =’) God is so good! I really don’t have words to describe the gratefulness that I have to the Lord, to my family, and to many others who have been praying for us and encouraging us along the way!! This is the most exciting time of my life! I really could have never dreamed of a girl like Erin saying “Yes” to me! But she did!!!! =’)
I am so happy! Things have been busy as you can imagine, and that is why I have taken so long in writing a post! I thought I would at least share one picture from our engagement! I can’t wait to share more with you all! Thanks for all the encouragement and all the prayers! Please continue to pray for us in this new chapter of our Love Story! =’)
The verse found in Ecclesiastes 3:11has new meaning to me! =’)

“He hath made every thing beautiful in his time: also he hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end.”


  1. Congratulations!!!!! You two make a beautiful couple. I love following all your wonderful things about yours and Erin's love story. Thank you for sharing it with all of us. I hope you and Erin have a wonderful engagement!

  2. Congratulations!!! I would love to see more pics of the happy occasion 🙂

    Praise the Lord for opening this new and exciting road in front of both of you! have fun following His lead!

  3. yay, yay yay!!!!!! thanks for posting!! im so happy for you both and im praying for you! are you going to post another post with more pics and details? =)
    love and prayers,Symphony

  4. Congratulations to you both and to your families for doing such a wonderful job with you both. Best wishes for a lifetime of happiness, laughter and love.

  5. Congratulations to you and Erin! This is such an exciting time in any young ones life! Brings me back memories of this time with my now husband :).

    Any idea when the wedding will take place and if you plan on living in TN or OK?

    God Bless!

  6. Congratulations!!! Oh happy day!!! May the Lord continue to rain down His blessings as you both start on this new journey.

    [By the way, Erin, you look absolutely radiant in the blue and white outfit!]

    With anticipation for the Wedding Post, Corrie

  7. Blessings to both of you. This will be a new & exciting time for you & your families. Enjoy this special time.

  8. Congrats! You two are a shining example of how a God-focused relationship should play out! That's so great!

    Can't wait to see more pics!!


  9. Congratulations, your words of happiness jump out at the page. Its a blessing when God leads you to your mate. You both make a wonderful couple. Cant wait to see the pics of the big event.

    God Bless

  10. We're so, so happy for you, Chad, and can't wait to hear what the future holds for the two of you!

  11. Congratulations! What a tremendous blessing from God! I will continue to pray for you both. And I look forward to seeing more updates. Thanks for sharing!

  12. Congratulations! Please post some pictures soon! Best wishes for all the preparations in the next few weeks. Many blessing for your marriage

  13. So Happy for you and Erin!!!

    Is Erin's birthday on July 23 or May 2nd?
    Love the way you proposed to her!!

    Love from Canada

  14. Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Chad, what do you do in regards to work?

    Beautiful couple!
    God bless, You and Erin have been such a encouragement to me!

  15. So Happy for you guys!!!
    Could your family post what they think about your engagement?
    You look so happy and peaceful together.
    60 days to go till the wedding!

  16. Congratulations to you both. You make a lovely couple. I really enjoy reading your blog but wish you would lay off the exclamation points a bit. They make you sound like a hyper active fifth grader…God bless 🙂

  17. Chad, I know you're excited, but please update your wedding blog! Yo didn't fill in the engagement date, so it's showing the date you probably set it up. I saw people questioning it as a fake, so I thought you should know! 🙂

    God bless you and Erin in this new phase of your life together,


  18. Congrats, Chuck! 😉
    I knew it would happen sooner than later. And when the wedding planning comes around, don't forget that strange videographer dude you ran into. Haha. God bless, man!

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