Bethany Hamilton might have lost an arm in a shark attack while surfing, but that was only a minor setback in her life! She's SO inspirational, SO focused, we are not surprised at all to hear that not only is she living a completely normal life, but she's ENGAGED!!
She'll be marrying Adam Dirks, who wrote a beautiful message to her on her website, where he spoke about their meeting, why he fell in love with her — then announced their engagement!
Here's what he said:
“Bethany and I met through mutual friends. Right away I could tell she was pretty cool (I mean she jumped a 40 foot cliff into the ocean with me!), she’s down to earth, and I could tell she understood my heart for The Lord and others; and I saw her heart as well. After hanging out several more times, I felt in my heart that I would like to pursue a relationship with her."
Bethany lost her arm in a shark attack in 2003, and has even had a movie made about her! She's super religious and it sounds like she found someone who can echo that!
Here's what Bethany had to say:
“He is genuine, kind, fun, adventurous, easy going, friendly to all, passionate for Christ and just a great guy over all! …and he liked me too!”
We're so happy for you both! Nothing but love and positive vibes your way!!
[Image via Bethany Hamilton.]
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