Hello everyone! The title of this post sums it up: the topic of today’s blog entry is not a cheery one (at first glance, anyway). Since we shared the news of Anna’s engagement with all of you (in a blog post a bit over a week ago, now deleted), we felt similarly obliged to share with all of our beloved readers + friends that Anna has now called that engagement off.
As you can imagine, Anna is still dealing with the emotional repercussions of this situation and would prefer not to chat about this in person. So, she asked me to write a brief and succinct post letting you all know the facts of what happened. And then, we move on. 🙂
- Late last week, Anna discovered that J had been lying to her throughout their entire relationship. It was a lie that extended into many areas of his life.
- J’s lie(s) directly impacted Anna and were also spread to his family, our family, etc.
- Anna decided to call off the wedding and break things off with J.
As I mentioned at the start of this post, the topic of calling off an engagement is not exactly what you’d expect (or frankly, want) to read about on my blog. But because we have been so overwhelmed with the excitement of our readers, fellow vendors, friends and clients in the wake of announcing Anna’s engagement, we wanted to find the easiest “blanket” approach to giving everyone the news. Although Anna has been rising above all of this with wonderful grace and strength, you can imagine how difficult it is when a sweet client or friend tells her, “Congratulations!!” on the now-defunct engagement.
Any of you who know Anna know this: she is a vivacious, sassy, beautiful and generous woman who will make it through all of this. Although I started out this post saying the topic was not that cheery, I would go as far as saying that this broken engagement is the best thing to happen to Anna this year. We could’ve done without the painful experience, but we trust and know that the Lord is using this to strengthen Anna. We are SO grateful that Anna was able to uncover this now, and not in two months time when the severed relationship would have many more complications.
Thanks again for all of your love and support for Anna during this time. If you feel so inclined to leave a comment, I know your encouraging words will mean the world to my sis. 🙂
P.S. I’ll be back soon with a more typical post. 😉 See you then!