For The Bride & Groom To Be
Before I begin this sappy love filled post, I want to take everyone back in time with me to the awkward year of 7th grade. In middle school, I hadn’t had a loyal friendship until I met Cassidy. We met on an afternoon of science tutoring. Although I don’t remember the exact day, I remember all of our conversations involving how we both couldn’t stand science class (hence the tutoring), where we loved to shop, and giggling over silly things as 7th grade girls do. However, one of the topics we discussed often as we became closer friends was when “the ones” would come along. Our voices tended to be filled with wonder, doubt, impatience and excitement as we couldn’t help but ponder: Who they would be? What would they be like? What if they never come along? After years of passing notes in class, geocaching, sleepovers, and providing a shoulder for one another to lean on, I realized wholeheartedly I had found a friend I wanted in my life forever! As we experienced loss of family members, family separation, or struggling to understand why our parents didn’t seem to understand us, I couldn’t imagine how extremely difficult growing up would have been without Cassidy. And for that, I’m forever grateful for her. While Cassidy and I were a few years below Josh in school, we all knew each other and were friends. I always thought great things of Josh throughout high school, and I think even more of him now as a dedicated, loving person that has made my best friend the happiest she has ever been. And for that, I’m also grateful fate brought Josh into Cassidy’s life. To complete all of her unknowns we questioned together as 7th graders about “the ones”, and most of all becoming Cassidy’s pillar while she became Josh’s.
This summer as I stand with Cassidy and Josh, along with all of the other wedding party members, not only will I have a terrible time trying not to ugly cry in front of everyone, I will be rejoicing with them both about the love they found within each other. Seeing them together as a couple, then engaged, and now about to be married, it’s so obvious that they bring out the best in each other. Cassidy and Josh play off one another’s whit in conversation, are playful, soft spoken and have hearts filled with loving intention in every aspect. As Cassidy and Josh’s wedding day is rapidly approaching, I thought I would take the time here within my special place to share just how much this couple means to me and how incredibly blessed and proud I am to be their bridesmaid.
Love you both always,