I always write a loooong message on cards for almost every occasion and, of course, thank you notes (I l-o-v-e LOVE thank you notes). :) It's just how I roll. I process things as I write them out. I am not the best writer, but what you read, is what you get, really. I am alll me.
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Before we were even really friends!
Oh, Mart. I am not really sure where I should even begin.
First, let me just say that I love you. You are one of my closest friends, and I am so blessed and so honored to have you in my life. I seriously do not know what my life would be like without you in it.
You have become my family... I am so grateful for your love. I am so grateful for your prayers. For your encouragement. Enthusiasm. Empathy. Accountability. Jokes. Hugs. And sharing your adorable baby with me.
I know that I drive you crazy a lot of the time (especially in the car when you want me to turn and I
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But, God uses our friends to remind us of many things. Namely, that we are worthy and deserving of love. He uses our families, spouses, kids and friends to show us what true love is. And He no doubt, has placed you in my life to remind me of His love for me.
I will be forever grateful.
Thank you. Thank you for being my friend. Thank you for loving me. Thank you for bringing me into your family. Thank you for sharing your heart with me. Trusting me. Thank you for letting me be part of your daughter's life so intimately. I have no words to express what a gift Susannah is in my life.
And now... now I am not really sure how to end this. :) Please know how much you mean to me. I hope you have such a wonderful birthday! It's your LAST year as a 20-something! Go crazy! Wait... you already did and died your hair red!!! ;) So many prayers and blessings and love for the next year and always.
Annnnnd, now more pics. Because I spent an absurd amount of time looking through Facebook at all of our pics and memories! You know you want to see which ones I have chosen. And, go!
Lourdes, France (not Disney World!)
Mart's bday in Coconut Beach, FL!
Coll's birthday trip to 'Bama
Tennessee... same trip as above. It was too good not
to have two pics! :)
The night Mart and Tom were engaged! :)
And, this might be one of the only few pics that exist for that year.
The Oram Wedding
A lot happened this year... I came home from Honduras and
the babe was born! And not many pics of Mart and me exist.
Naples, FL ;)