Back in February, Hannah’s friend Tiffany called to tell us that she and her husband were going to be coming down in April for a wedding. They wanted to surprise Hannah with an unexpected visit… and it was going to be the same day that we were coming back into town from a Family Encouragement Weekend Conference (held in Marble, NC)!!
Keeping everything a secret wasn’t too hard for the oldest few in the family… but preparing the guest room and do an extra thorough cleaning on the house before we left for the conference was a little more difficult. Did she suspect that we were up to something???
Driving home from the conference on Sunday afternoon, a few of us were quite aware that in just a couple of hours we would be arriving home… and then opening our doors to special guests!
Not only was the surprise a huge success, but when Hannah came downstairs and walked into the room where Ben and Tiffany were quietly waiting, it took her a few seconds to realize they were standing there … and then everyone screamed, Hannah jumped, and we all started laughing! She was sooooo surprised!
The following day, we took Ben and Tiffany to Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens – an early birthday celebration with Ben and Tiffany, for Hannah (turning 22 on May 1st!).
What a sweet and special couple Ben and Tiffany are. They love the Lord and each other, and have been a special blessing to Hannah, and to our entire family :-).
We so enjoyed the beautiful sunny day at the gardens, and then a restful afternoon with fellowship and time spent together… they left this morning heading back home to OK! Thank you so much Ben and Tiffany for filling our home with joy and excitement… for blessing and encouraging our family… for coming out of your way to make Hannah’s birthday special and to surprise her with your presence for a fun-filled day! We hope you will come visit us again soon!
There are more pictures (and videos!) here.