Leah – My dependable, reliable friend. How different life is from when we were 20 and our biggest concern was what concert we would be attending on the weekend! Life is different, you’re married and celebrating one whole year of marriage, yet our friendship and my love for you remains the same. I still talk waayy too much (and usually before I properly process all my thoughts) and you are still the observant and patient one I so very much aspire to be one day. I admire the way you absorb my wacky stories and are always a voice of sound spiritual advice. I know when I ask you to pray over something in my life I can depend on you to actually pray. You are always honest, but expertly tender, when dealing with my volatile personality. I am so thankful for you, and the friend you are to me.
Justin – A year ago you married one of my besties… thank you for allowing me to have visitation rights! You have always so graciously allowed me to still “have” my friend; understanding how important it is to me, and how she needs to still have “girl time” too. The greatest of men understand that love is not about control and possession; angels surely high-fived each other last weekend when you so sweetly kissed her goodbye and told her to have a fun girls day at the beach! You probably razz me more than any other friend I have, but I know that when push comes to shove, you are always in my corner. Lord help the man that God has set aside for me; he has many, many people to impress… and you’re one of them.
Houghs – May the love you have for each other only grow and be strengthened as time passes. Your relationship is God-centered, and it is evident to those around you; I am sure it brings a smile to God’s face to see two of his lovelies living out what He intended for marriage to be. I look forward to watching you celebrate many more years of marriage, and I am cooking up themes for your 50th wedding anniversary as we speak.
I love you both and I am so thankful to be a part of your lives!
I saved a momento from the wedding: Justin's boutonniere! - I will spare you the pictures of it in my fridge for the last year... but thought a shadow box would be pretty!
Green and Brown - Their wedding colors