Monday, May 23, 2016


What's the latest news of Ruth?! I think it can be summed up in one word... Ryan! 

They are so in love and extremely happy! But since Ryan didn't come into the picture until these last few months, I'll give you a brief picture into her life before then.

Ruth is a very diligent worker and has been able to accomplish a lot over the years! But she also knows how to take the time to enjoy making memories together. This last year has been a beautiful blend of the two. 

 Ruth became a certified doula a number of years ago and along with helping with a few other births she has enjoyed the blessing of being able to help with the births for each of our nieces and nephews.

She has always had an interest in health and fitness and after learning about the benefits of Plexus she became an ambassador for the company. She has enjoyed the challenge of trying to help each person with what they need in order to help them achieve the health they want. Ruth's wealth of knowledge has been an immense blessing to our family and so many others!

I think Ruth inherited some of our Mom's artistic ability because she has painted backdrops for a number of dramas and events over the years. As well has helping with numerous other projects for people which include everything from sewing to computer research, writing and organizing dramas, to driving pickups and trailers.

Spending time with family and investing in her younger siblings lives has been a high priority for Ruth. She is always available to run an errand, or take the time to lend a listening ear, make a memory or share a scripture or word of wisdom which has been a blessing to each one of us.

And now that has carried over into the nieces and nephews lives as well!

Our family enjoys putting in a large garden every year. There is seriously nothing like eating fresh veggies from the garden! But as many of you know, if you want the garden to produce it requires effort. Thankfully, many hands make light work and so at some time or other you will find all of us out in the garden.

Now for the fun part... Wedding planning!!! It has been over 4 years since the last Wissmann wedding so it kind of feels like doing it all for the first time again. So many details, so many options, so many decisions. Slowly, yet surely plans are coming together for a July 30th wedding. We are praying that God brings the rest of the details together smoothly for the big day.

Being with Ryan and talking to him on the phone is a new favorite activity for Ruth. He has an hour commute to work which means he calls on his way to work, during his lunch break, and then during his drive home. I guess they haven't run out of things to talk about yet because they keep calling! Don't worry, as family, we take our responsibility of teasing them very seriously. :)

We are delighted to see God's incredible blessings in this new relationship and new season. 
We recognize that these blessings are a result of the many prayers lifted our behalf
 over the past years and are very grateful! 

"I will bless the Lord at all times;
His praise shall continually be in my mouth."
Psalms 34:1


Vickie said...

What a beautiful couple! Their smiles are almost identical and you can see that they are very happy together! Blessings to them on their upcoming marriage!

Anonymous said...

Aww!! Ruth looks soooo happy!! Where did she get her dress???

Anonymous said...

I hope you will share with us their love story. It's incredibly inspirational for women in waiting to see how God brings couples together for His glory. Hope you will share!

Elizabeth. said...

This family update series is so great! Especially love the first + last picture of this post, so full of joy!!

Becky M. said...

Be still my heart! Ruth's relationship with Ryan is the most beautiful testimony to the power of waiting for God to lead you to the one He designed for you. I've heard people say that they feel sorry for anyone like Ruth who has reached beyond the big 3-0 and not gotten married. It's because she wasn't willing to settle for just anyone. She waited, patiently, for God's love to provide the right man for her and that is beautiful. I can't wait to learn more about their relationship and {hopefully} see LOTS more engagement pics!

"The most beautiful love stories are those written by God" <3