Sunday, July 26, 2009
Sunday, July 5, 2009
Josh and I are very thankful for freedom.
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Monday, April 20, 2009
This is the story of Joshua David Wilson and Mary Rebecca Hester.
Once upon a time, on a cool 1983 November morning, Joshua David Wilson was born to the lovely David and Laura at Union Hospital in El Dorado, AR. He was a handsome little blue-eyed blonde who soon grew a beard and played groovy tunes. God and his groovy tunes took him to Nashville, TN where he resides now.
Four and half years later, in the same Union Hospital in El Dorado, AR, Mary Rebecca Hester was born to the lovely Hess and Julie Hester in May of 1988. She was a little blue-eyed blonde as well, who loved to sing and dance and listen to groovy tunes. She lived in Tulsa, lived in OKC, lived in Spain (she missed Josh the first time he came to Tulsa because she was in Spain), lived in Tulsa again, and met Josh the second time.
Flash forward 20 years from that day in May…
August 7th, 2008, Becca was finishing her internship with Steven Wayne Bullard and the SHBC youth group. That morning, Steve notified Becca of the Josh Wilson concert occurring at the Riverwalk that evening. Becca didn’t know much of Mr. Wilson’s music career but had heard he was good and she wanted to spend some quality time with the Bullards, so she decided she would go. Josh almost didn’t take the gig in Tulsa that night, but thank the Lord he did. Becca was late to the concert, so she didn’t actually get to see Josh play, but fortunately got to meet him afterwards. From the moment they met, sparks FLEW. J Come to find out, they both were “PK’s”, middle kiddos, born in the grand town of El Dorado, AR, and basically had been living parallel lives until this day.
To make the story short, facebook messaging lead to emailing. Emailing lead to texting. Texting lead to talking. Talking lead to ichatting. Ichatting lead to Josh visiting Tulsa a month later and the rest is history. Josh and Becca soon realized that the phrase “When you know, you know” was becoming applicable to their relationship, and were realizing that the Lord’s hand was at work in both of their lives.
Thursday, February 12th, 2009àAbraham Lincoln’s birthday J, Becca met Josh in Nashville, excited for a wonderful Valentine’s weekend with her beau. Because it was going to be such a beautiful day, they both decided to go to a favorite local spot, Radnor lake, and have a picnic. They walked and walked and walked and talked and talked and talked, and finally took a seat at a bench which had a beautiful view of the lake . Josh began to tell Becca that he had a few surprises in store for her this weekend. He pulled out a gift box, and in it was a new iPod. Of course, Becca was so excited for an iPod. But then Josh said, “There is a video on it you need to watch. The one rule is that you can’t cry.” And Becca started to cry. The video started, showing pictures of both of them growing up, accompanied by one of their favorite tunes, “The Story” by Brandi Carlisle. Then there were pictures of the two of them together. Finally, the pictures were of the view they were looking at, and in the last picture there was a ring in that view. And Becca started to bawl. The video stated “You should stand up now…”, and Josh got on one knee. He proposed, and Becca said, “Duh!” Not really. She just cried even more and said, “Yes!” But what she meant also was, “Duh!”
The two have decided August 8th is the date. The Lord is good and His will and timing are perfect. All good things truly come from Him, and Josh and Becca praise Him that He is blessing them with this love and life together!