Amanda & Asa’s Natchez Trace engagement session was an absolute dream to capture!
After just one Zoom meeting and an engagement session, I am so thankful to call Amanda & Asa friends. Getting to know this sweet couple and their story. Finding so many connecting points. It has truly been a dream! They are even sweeter than they are beautiful. When they walked up, I could feel the atmosphere shift as I was overwhelmed by the JOY of the Lord that they carry!
How they met…
Asa and I met in college. We were in the same English class and were COMPLETE opposites. He sat in the back and I sat up front. He was the class clown and I was quiet. He loved answering questions while I was fine just listening to everyone else answer out loud.
After the class ended we lost touch. Then in summer of 2017 he sent me a message just asking how my summer was going. From that one message we started talking everyday.
Once school started back in August, we met up at Cups for a “quick conversation”. We talked for 3 hours that day and could have easily kept going, but it started to rain on us. A few weeks and a couple dates later he officially asked me to be his girlfriend and it has been a dream ever since!
How he proposed…
I had just started working as a nurse and I was stressed all the time! He had decided that what I needed was a nice dinner date just the two of us. He told me to get dresses up and he would take me to my favorite restaurant, anywhere that has carbs lol.
After getting ready and hopping in the car he said we should stop by Mississippi College just to see how much it has changed since we graduated. I, of course, am a sentimental person and was all aboard.
We parked and sat on the swings where he asked me to be his girlfriend and we talked about adult life, our college lives and what we thought the future would hold. As we got up to leave, he bent down on one knee and asked me to marry him! It was the easiest yes of my life.
Amanda & Asa, Lee & I have enjoyed praying for you from the day you inquired! As I have already told you, as Lee was praying the morning of our Zoom meeting, He felt the Lord impress on him that we would have a Holy Spirit connection! While the Lord has already used you to encourage me and confirm some next steps for me, I am super excited to see what else He has in store for our friendship!
As I have prayed for you I keep sensing the word STRONG. Specifically the words of Paul in Ephesians 6:10 come to mind. “Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might.” The Lord is giving you great strength that will grow even stronger as you grow in unity with Jesus and one another.
In this passage, Paul goes on to say, “put on the full armor of God, so that you will able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil.” Jesus said that in this word we will have trouble, but take heart! He has overcome the world! And He gives us everything we need to walk hand-in-hand with Him in victory!
The strength that He is building in you, He will use to strengthen other around you. I see people coming to you discouraged by overwhelming problems, and Jesus flowing His strength through you so that the one who was discouraged leave not only encouraged, but also empowered!
He has mighty plans for you and your marriage!