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  1. Congratulations Brandon and Michaela! I am so excited for you two! I wish you both many, many happy years together! PS I love the website!

    1. OK, For the lucky 1000 or so people in attendance at the Keilen – Bates wedding You know this was the best and most fun filled wedding weekend ever. If you were there, Tell Michaella and Brandon how much fun you had on their special day, WHAT was YOUR favorite or most fun part????

  2. You are a beautiful couple and very inspiring. God bless you! You will always be in my prayers.

  3. Michaella, reading the touching story of how you first met Brandon and fell in love with him made me cry! You are such a beautiful soul and you deserve the very best. I’m certain you found it!

    Your family has been such an inspiration for me. The rock-hard faith that you all share has encouraged me to look more closely at the path my own life has been going. For many years I rejected the presence of God and called myself an atheist. Since watching your family’s love for God and your absolute trust in his plan I’ve begun taking baby steps towards my own path, my own plan from God and for that I thank you all.

    Congratulations on your engagement and I can’t wait to see the pictures of your wedding!

    Becky M.
    (Hawley, Pennsylvania)

  4. Dear Michaella and Brandon,

    First of all Congrats on the engagement. I have been following your family allot and you guys are just amazing. Your story is wonderful. You, Erin and Alyssa motivates me to be the best wife I could be. I’m 27 year old and been married for almost 3 years and I’m Catholic and You guys motivate me to be a better Christian. My husband and I’s favorite verse is Psalm 16:5.
    God Bless You Guys and may you have a blessed wedding day. Greetings from the Netherlands. p.s The website is Amazing.

  5. Brandon and Michaela
    I love your page. Thanks to for writting your love story. Will definatly be following this blog.

  6. Congratulations to you both! I so look forward to hearing more in the days to come.
    Michaela, I just want to thank you so much for sharing your story and what God taught you in those waiting years. I am in a similar situation with a young man I know. We are good friends and see each other a few times a year, but no further steps have been taken yet. I am learning so much through waiting on the Lord and realizing, as you said, that God alone can satisfy. Seeing you and your patience and grace while waiting on God’s timing is a true encouragement and blessing to me. Thank you for being willing to share your story!

  7. Congratulations, Brandon & Michaela! I pray that God will bless your marriage abundantly. Reading your stories was encouraging (especially yours, Michaela). I’m in the “I have a bigger crush than I ever thought possible stage.” Like you, it started with noticing he was a nice guy and he was really good with kids. Reading your story gave me hope that maybe God will work a miracle. I’ve been praying for awhile but I’ll pray eve harder now.

  8. Congratulations! I love your wedding website! Can’t wait until you share more wedding details! So happy & excited for you two!

  9. Congratulations and what an awesome story!! The Lord has truly blessed the both of you and I just want to say thanks for sharing it with everyone that sees this or watches your show. Even though I live miles away from you, and personally don’t know you, I feel like that I am a small part of this journey, and you both have truly touched my heart. May God continue to bless the both of you on this wonderful journey that He has made for you and I pray that things will continue to fall into place as your Wedding day approaches.

  10. I just wanted to say I really love your website. I love reading your stories on how you met, etc. You two are truly blessed to have found each other and I know you will have a great life together and lots of children!! I loved watching how Brandon proposed to you.. that was so sweet and so thought out..May god bless you in this exciting journey. Sending prayers to you both and all of your families!!

  11. Michaela, your story on how you fell in love with Brandon and how you thought you had no opportunity of him falling in love with you made my cry. You are so sweet and have a beautiful soul. You deserve the all the happiness in the world! Brandon is so lucky to have found his soulmate, you. I can’t wait to see the wedding on TV. Congratulations on your wedding!!

  12. Michaela, your story on how you fell in love with Brandon and how you thought you had no opportunity of him falling in love with you made my cry. You are so sweet and have a beautiful soul. You deserve the all the happiness in the world! Brandon is so lucky to have found his soulmate, you. I can’t wait to see the wedding on TV.

  13. Love your website. You are a special loving couple. Look forward to seeing more info and pictures throughout your wedding, honeymoon and lifetime.

  14. I came across your story and it has been an inspiration in my life to really wait for God’s timing. I am also a Christian and strive to wait on God for him to show me his will. I noticed that you also aim to dress modestly and it has been a great encouragement to me. Thank you for being who you are and being such a great example.

    I have a question though, where do you find your modest dresses? Do you sew them yourself. I am always on the lookout for something but have a tough time.

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      Thanks for the encouragement! I have made a few of my dresses but I have purchased most of them from thrift stores, EBay and Ross. ~MKeilen

  15. Dear Michaela,
    Such a light your are in the darkness. Beautiful Wedding, beautiful story.
    I have so much I would love to share with you, but I am aware that many others do also. So, to keep it short here’s the short version….I was saved on Easter Sunday 2011 after crying out to the Lord to take me out of here or fix me, life was too painful…that morning my heart and mind were changed forever, I KNEW the Love of God, I felt His presence and from then, everything was different. I raked and poured through the pages and I learned who “HE” is and about His Son, my redeemer.
    I asked God to show me my talent, and much to my surprise HE DID… I didn’t know I was a purse maker, a good one…I do sell some of my creations, but mostly I give them as I feel led…. So, Michaela, I would like to make one for you… I don’t know if that is possible or how to make it happen, but if it is, what is your favorite color, and how do I get it to you? Blessings in Jesus, Mary

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