golden, golden

On my way to kellie's childhood home, before the day even started--my eyes were burning with happy tears.

I've known kellie for a few years as an acquaintance, but in the last year and a half we've gotten fairly close. and I watched as she was hit with life. the messy, complicated, unplanned part of life.

but in the middle of it all, Clay stepped in. he wasn't afraid of the messy, complicated. he fell in love with Kellie, hard and fast. that magical love-at-first-sight most of us are too cynical to believe in. They have that magnetic love. They have loyal love--it's steadfast. I think it has a lot to do with their faith. They're caring toward each other.

This wedding was so sweet. It was about much more than a wedding. Friends and family gathered around long tables piled with plates of turkey and dressing. personalized thank you notes acted as place cards. I have never seen a wedding so focused on thankfulness. So much laughter, so many hugs, sweet looks, and quiet, happy tears. I felt so warm and so full the entire day. Weddings are always lot of fun, but what they create--family--that's where all the magic is. Two become one. Their own special little thing. And in this case two became three. And I consider myself blessed to have been able to be a part of it all. just to sit on the side and watch. just to be present. 

oh the goldens. and their golden, golden day.