She Said Yes…To a Couple of Things

Sacred, sacred, sacred. I consider that every detail (no matter the size) in the coming together

Agave at Milagro's gates
Agave at Milagro’s gates

of “the two shall be as one” as hallowed. From the moment marriage is considered, to the parental blessings, to the white dress, I find deep spiritual meaning in things connected to the love between a man and woman and the way our society and most societies around the world

have chosen to recognize the holy union. What God has joined together is a big, sacred deal.

Imagine my giddiness when I discovered a groom planned to make his proposal here at Milagro Farms.

Let me explain.

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John Deere Meets Vera Wang: Milagro Farms

Milagro Farms, Forreston, TX
I was raised in an entrepreneurial family and we engaged in a variety of exchanges: restaurants, antiques, imports, and lighting. I left the family businesses years ago and I have been working with international ministries. These recent ventures have included rather interesting doses of marketing and event planning. My work experience is all over the place. My fragmented career life has most recently come together to form a picture fit for a kaleidoscope: We moved to a farm; we opened a wedding venue.


Now my life consists of hosting weddings, working with brides (and mamas and grooms and


more family members than anyone should have, let alone include in their wedding planning), growing peach trees, and cooking for our small Bed and Breakfast. And as if I had nothing else to do, I also cater some of the large weddings held in our farm barn.

The name of this new and wildly exhausting adventure is Milagro Farms, a peach farm, wedding venue, and Bed and Breakfast set on a twenty-seven acre tract of primo land in the wooded vistas that border the cotton country of central Texas. My husband Steve and I are resident farmers along with our partners, my brother Scott and his wife Deborah. We work nonstop and when I put this old body to bed, I’m sore, exhausted, and surprisingly satisfied.

It’s good to work hard. I sleep better than I have in years.

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