Sunday, May 19, 2013

goodbyes suck

I wrote a little bit about last weekend here.
It was beautiful and wonderful to be reunited with our dear friends and to be there on the biggest day of their lives.
It was perfectly bittersweet. As we were sitting up with them after the wedding, I knew it would be the last time we'd see them for awhile. Probably a long while.
The day went from a soaring high to a sudden low when we had to say goodbye, not knowing when our next hello will be.
As I sat crying that night in our hotel room I couldn't help but thinking that this was only the first in a long line of difficult goodbyes that are to come for us. Kevin hit the nail on the head when he said, "we're really good at making friends and then leaving."
I hate how right he is about that.
I hate goodbyes.
To make myself better, I would always say, "It's not goodbye, it's see you later."
But what if 'later' isn't for another 3+ years?
Over the past few day's I've been trying to thank God for the people he has put in our lives, even if they are only there for a short time.
Because the only thing worse than having a friendship cut short is to not have had that friendship at all. I would rather be thankful for the awesome 2 years we had with those friends, than be angry at God for not having more time together. He could have not brought them into our lives at all.
And that would've sucked.
We are so blessed.
with friends
with family
and with limitless opportunities in this life.

and for that, I am thankful.

Thursday, May 16, 2013


just a little bit of life lately;
weddings, holding other peoples children, exploring outside, well rounded meals, campfires, diners (x2), roadtrips, & churches.
I'll get back to being good at this blogging thing soon.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

2 become 1

This past weekend Kevin and I headed south for the wedding of our dear friends. Weddings are amazing. I got to go to quite a few weddings as a kid because 1. I have a very large family and 2. my Dad is a Pastor and was often asked to officiate. Each one is so unique and special to every person there.
This wedding was especially momentus to us because it was 2 of our very best friends, getting married to eachother! Every long mile on the road and dollar in our gas tank was so worth it to see these two become man & wife. The day could not have gone more perfectly, and Kevin and I were both honored to stand next to them in agreement.
Since becoming married myself I have come to learn that its rare to be able to find another couple with whom both you and your spouse mesh well with. Often times, its the girls who get along and the guys are just there. Or its the guys who are close and the girls just tolerate eachother. But with these two, Kevin and I are best friends with both of them! They were our family while we were in Mississippi, so far away from our own. I am so thankful that God brought us into their lives. We have learned so much through their friendship, and have come out better people because of them.
Thank you Jessica & Cole Golden. You mean the world to us, and we are beyond happy for you to begin your lives together!