This is a special one to me.
Jess is one of my dearest friends and means more than words can say. We shared an office the size of a small closet for about 9 months with our friend Lea, and we grew a friendship between us that I know is so special and so blessed. She has walked with me through some of my hardest seasons, and continually teaches me what faithfulness and courage look like. In that little closet office, we talked a lot about our dreams for the future and what we hoped God might do in our lives. We prayed together a lot. And I know we prayed for Jess’s husband.
And a little over a year later, there was Andrés. They got to know each other because he was the best man at her sister’s wedding, and she was the Maid of Honor. The cutest.
Sadly, I didn’t actually get to meet him until I flew to New Jersey for their weddings. I just had what Jess would tell me—I knew he was spontaneous, adventurous, engaging, and of course I knew he loved our Jess so well. Then I actually met him at their wedding, and I was floored. I was completely amazed at how perfect he is for her.
And I couldn’t stop smiling at her wedding for so many reasons. 1) We loved seeing our girl so, so happy 2) Jess’s family and friends I had never met before basically adopted me and counted me as part of the family from the second I got there 3) they did their wedding in a way that was so them—quiet, simple and intimate by a gorgeous waterfall with a small dinner, and then 2 days later they had a BIG ole reception with more people they loved.
Thank you, God. Through these two we’re reminded once again of how much you love us.