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Great is Thy Faithfulness.
As the sun set over the majestic ocean, Stephen placed the most beautiful ring I have ever seen on my finger. His faithfulness is everlasting. I praise His name for bringing me such a godly man, a man after His own heart. We are celebrating now but will discuss more about this later!
God's blessing on a Christ centered evening. ~Tara~


Annabelle H. said...

Tara, I'm so THRILLED!!!!! You have been such an encouragement to me. I'll be praying for y'all! :)

Tara said...

I wondered who would be the first to comment. Thank you, Annabelle.

Anonymous said...

I'm so excited for you!!! Can't wait to see the ring. :)

~Sarah H.

Chloe said...

Congratulations Tara!!! We are so happy for you both! May the Lord bless you as you enter this new season of life! :)

Congratulations Tara!! The Lord has certainly blessed you for your faithfulness!! May God continue to bless you and Stephen as you embark on a new journey and a new season in your life!! You will be in my prayers!!

I have some exciting news to share with you, so I will call you soon!!

Many blessings,

Esther said...

awwww!! That is sooo exciting! When looking at the wedding pics of N&K I was thinking about you and your future plans.....I haven't been reading the blog that long, but I am so happy for you both!

Looking forward to more and maybe photos??=)

God bless,

~Miss Raquel said...

LORD, I ask that you bless Stephen and Tara...and the life that You have planned ahead for them. LORD, it is SO awesome and amazing that you have brought this man and woman together. Bless them BOTH for keeping each other pure for the OTHER!

Oh Tara!! Congratulations!! What a wonderful blessing!!! May the days, months, and years ahead of you be joyful as you share them with the man you love and whom God foreordained to be your beloved!

~Miss Raquel

Lauren said...

So so exciting! I praise God for your wonderful example and thank you for allowing us to be a part of your special journey through courtship! God's blessings on you and Stephen!

Mikaela said...

Congratulations, Tara! Stephen found a treasure in you. ;-)

so, so happy for you and Stephen! Congratulations! It has been such a blessing to see your story unfold. God is so good!
much love to you,
~Jennifer and Jaimee

BJ said...

G'day Tara! My name is Bec Jolly and I live in Australia. I've been reading your blog for a while now and am always encouraged by your posts. Congratulations on your engagement to Stephen. Your relationship has been a beautiful testimony of what God can do when two people allow Him to write their love story...something very rare these days. All the best with your wedding prep. I look forward to seeing how it all goes. If I never meet you here on earth, I'll see ou in Heaven... what a day that will be!!! God's richest Blessings. Bec xo

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to you both! Anxiously awaiting for all the little details! Love you,


Rejoicing with you in a way that can't be put into words!

Your faithfulness to by-pass the frogs and trust God for the prince has been an example for so many. What a thrill to see that the prince has arrived! :-)

I love you and look forward to walking this journey to the wedding day with you!

L.C. Bryan said...

On behalf of all of us on the Christian Heritage Board AND especially my family, we send a hearty congratulations and many, many blessings! We are so excited for you and Stephen. We just know God will do great things in your lives as you seek to serve him together.

The Bryan Family - Mr & Mrs Bryan, Leanne, and Matthew

Anonymous said...

Tara, you have been such an example of faithfulness to all of us. You didn't even run off to college to nab him! Keep trusting the Lord and may he bless you both so richly.

Congrats! What a blessing! We are just sooooooooooooooooooo happy for you Tara!
Love, The Poteet's

Taylor said...

Wow, Praise the Lord!! I am so excited for you both! :) Thank you so much for sharing this with us! Isn't it just a beautiful thing to see God's hand at work in our lives?! He is most definitely faithful!

May the Lord bless you and keep you always and make his face shine upon you!

With Love in Christ,

Coen Girls said...

Yay!! So excited for you guys! Congratulations! We'll be praying for you guys!

The Coen Girls

Sara said...

Congratulations Tara and Stephen! :)

Congratulations!!! To Tara, to her mom and dad, to ... well, you get the idea.

Praising God with you!

Holly said...

Congratulations! :D

Anonymous said...


AHHHH We are so EXCITED.. and absoultly thrilled for you! From what i have read and heard of him, he sounds PERFECT! I can't wait to see this perfect ring! I cant wait to hear all the wedding details! Hopefully we get to talk soon!

Love ya!
Aunt Hannah!
uncle Clark & nicole send there love!!

Hello Tara,

Congratulations on your engagement to Stephen! I’m so excited for you! Thank you for being an excellent example of a young lady who is fully submitted to the Lord and to her parents. May the Lord richly bless you in the weeks and months ahead!

Emily M.

Courtney said...

Tara, CONGRATULATIONS!!!! It was such a blessing to see your courtship with Stephen unfold. What a Godly example you are! I know so many young ladies who are waiting for their prince....but I enjoyed seeing a prince actually ARRIVE! Congratulations and God's blessings on your life together.

Hannah Burnett said...

Wow! Congratulations, Tara and Stephen!! You have been a tremendous example in many unseen ways. Rejoicing with you in HIS great faithfulness!

Anonymous said...

Finally the picture!!!! Tara i was so thrilled when you pulled me over Sunday morning and showed the ring to me!! I so happy for you, big sis and I love you sooooo much!!!!! Thanks for being there for me, and I can't wait instill the wedding!!!! Love you sooooo much again!!!
Your little sis

Keilah said...

Oh my goodness! I am crying Tara! I am SO very happy for you! And I agree with all the other girls when I say that I am excited for more pictures!!

Hannah said...

Tara!! I am SO happy for you!! And excited!! I will be praying for you and Stephen as you begin a new chapter of life!
~Hannah D.

We are so excited for you!!! God's blessings on the two of you!

Oh Tara!!! Praise the Lord! I am thrilled for you and Stephen. What an exciting time in your life! I am so excited for you!! How wonderful it will be to have you up in Washington!! :) You are in our prayers!!


Best Life said...

Beautiful! Congratulations from the whole P~ family!

Anonymous said...

Tara, You have been such an inspiration to me. I am 15 and I want to follow the Lord and do things right. Any of your thoughts I want to hear. Beka

Lindsay said...

Congratulations!!! I am so happy for both of you, and I'm looking forward to some pictures! :)

~ Blessings,

Anonymous said...

What a glorious reason praise the LORD!! We are very excited for you and what God has planned for you and Stephen in the future. May the Lord be glorified in this union that He has ordained!
Love, The Watt Family!(Jay, Cairah, Sagan, Sinclair and baby Watt on the way)

Hannah said...


I put a little bit in my blog about your engagement, and linked it here. I thought you might like to see it :)

Hannah D.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! I am so excited for you! You have a very lovely blog.

Many blessings,

Anonymous said...

Tara, congratulations! The Lord is truly good! I was one of the girls that was at the Coen's (is that how you spell it?) birthday party a while back! It is a blessing to see how God has led you!

Tara! We are so very excited for you!!! I was bummed when Christa told me that I missed your call, but it was so fun to hear all the details from Mom and Christa when I got back home! God is so good - we are praising Him with you!!
With love,

Anonymous said...

We want to thank you Tara for the difference you have made in our lives. We are so excited about what the Lord has done for you. Love to hear more about it. The W. family

Hannah Loo said...

CONGRATULATIONS! I am so excited for Stephen and you!The picture of the y'all is soooooo cute!
Hannah Loo

Anonymous said...

Hello Tara,
I am so glad for you and Stephen. It truly is a beautiful thing to watch the Lord bring two of His children together in marriage.
May the Lord be glorified.

I have been following your blog for quite some time now and have been very encouraged by the way that your family has chosen to live for the Lord.
I actually met Kelly several years ago at an ATI conference in Nashville. I think that you had both just come back from your trip to Mexico and Kelly had been asked to teach in the Children's Institute. We were teachers on the same team. She might remember!
Please post your story of the proposal soon. You know that we all want to hear about it!
Rachel P.

Amy Vest said...

Dearest Tara,

I rejoice beyond words at the Lord's beautiful work in bringing you and Stephen together!

You are so in my prayers, sister!

"Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love Him." 1 Cor. 2:9

I love you so much, dear friend!


Howdy Tara!!!!!

Amidst all the business of Academy life, its hard to keep up with the majority of my civillian social life - so here it is... CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm praying for God's blessings on your relationship, and your eventual marriage!

SarahLee said...

Congratulations! Your testimony has been a blessing...God has blessed your faithfulness!


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