This is a notice: If my daddy has spoken to you about me, you can forget it. Mike Pearl’s last daughter is now taken.

I have always had a hard time being interested in the average guy. We had some things in common, but nothing that ever clicked. Then I met James David Easling, the not so average guy. He worked construction with my brother, Gabe, this past summer. From the moment we met, we liked and respected each other. All summer long, he was in and around the community.

In group settings, we talked, played volleyball, canoed, worked construction, and got to know each other in a casual and relaxed environment. We became good friends. This past fall, while I was in Thailand for a month, I really missed James. That is when I realized for the first time, “Hey, I think I am falling for this guy.” When I got back from Thailand, my “friend” James had just one week before leaving for college. Before he left, he gave me his e-mail address and told me to keep in touch. He also said he would miss me. SMILE!!!! I knew James wouldn’t tell just any girl that. We wrote as friends for three months. When he came down for Thanksgiving, he asked Dad for my hand in marriage. Dad said yes, and the next thing I knew we were engaged. God is good. He has blessed us so much. I thank God for a good, godly man that loves me. I can hardly wait to say “I do.”

We will be in TN this summer and then we will go to MI for James to finish his schooling Winter of 2004. Thank you for your prayers.

Shoshanna Pearl
(Soon to be Shoshanna Easling)