July 8, 2013

~ Kristie and Matt ~ MARRIED

Kristie and Matt are the couple who never should have made it to the altar.  By todays standards they should have broken up a long time ago.   They will be the first ones to tell you that. 
In a world of instant communication and technology no one could have dreamed of 50 years ago, these two corresponded nearly their entire relationship through one method only.   Letters. 
Beautiful handwritten letters that made each others heart leap when they opened their mailbox to see another envelope.   Letters like the ones lovers wrote 40 years ago,  real true love letters.   Because of their various jobs,  or military assignments they could only communicate by letters and a phone call every 2 weeks.    Their love stood the test of time, and distance, and stood strong.   I see a lot of people in love,  but these two had something truly special.
And all those love letters?   They lined the aisle she walked down to marry him.   I almost cried when I saw it,  I thought I had seen everything there was to see at weddings,  but this was truly unique. 
Their wedding reception was one giant party.   So many happy people  either playing horseshoes,  sitting by a fire pit,  visiting with friends,  kissing babies, or dancing their butts off.   Under a little tent,  on a little farm,  tucked far away in the fields,  they spent the entire evening with the people who matter the most. 

Kristie and Matt your love and devotion to Christ and to each other humbles me and sets the bar very high for other married couples.   I'm so excited to see where the future takes you two and even more excited that you get to spend it side by side.