This weekend I had the pleasure of seeing a very dear friend marry the love of her life. Sadly, I hadn't the chance to visit her since my move from the Dayton, Ohio area to Dearborn, Michigan three years ago, so I was terribly excited to be there. Her and her husband have not only experienced the greatest of joys together, but also have withstood the test of time, uncertainty, and struggle for those precious moments we had the sincere honor of sharing with them Saturday. I honestly can say, seeing her for the first time in so long, coming down the aisle as a bride, touched me deeply. Her smile was truly the brightest and most lovely light in the room. And I admit, I was just a tad emotional at that moment.
I also had the supreme delight in seeing two other wonderful women in my life who came to share in the celebration. All three are friendships built together during my time designing and teaching for a local scrapbooking store. We all agree, that the best thing that ever came from our time there is, without a doubt, our relationships with one-another. It certainly reaffirms in me that LOVE, be it romantic, friendship, or family, is the greatest gift of this human existence.
Love you Carol, Maribeth, and Kayla!