Bethany Hamilton, best known from the movie “Soul Surfer,” is engaged to be married. On Wednesday, the 23-year-old professional surfer shared her joyous news on her blog.
In a post titled “In Love,” Hamilton describes her fiancé Adam. “The first thing we did was jump off a cliff together!” she writes, adding their first meeting last spring was something of a blind date.
Adam Dirks proposed to Hamilton on April 9, 2012.
“I was stoked when I asked Bethany’s parents blessing to ask her hand in marriage. They were overjoyed and gave their permission! My parents and family were also in approval! Soon I had a wonderful caper planned to express my love; to ask Bethany’s hand in marriage. When she said, “yes!”, we entered into an even more beautiful continuation of our relationship,” Dirks said.
Every time she says, “I love you,” I can’t help but smile and skip a few heart beats. To feel the love of someone who genuinely loves me for who I am and am becoming, is indescribable (maybe I could if I were a poet). I know her love for me comes from Christ, and I am very thankful.”
Hamilton writes on her blog, “I know Adam, and I are right for each other, and that God has us together for Him. Neither of us is perfect, but in my eyes Adam is just right and I’m thankful to have someone so perfectly perfect to share life with as one.”