I am ecstatic, thrilled, honored , amazed- to write this blog post. Did I say enough?
I met Rachel when I moved to Birmingham for a year of discipleship training.
Rachel is ….. Rachel…
She’s the girl you stay up all night with… the girl you watch Fried Green Tomatoes with.. The one you call when you need someone to talk to… The one who drags you out of bed at 5:00 a.m. for a run because you “need it” .. the one with crazy ideas and a fun personality that lights up any room, instantly.(I kinda love her a lot)
Those 5 a.m. mornings came super early for this girl who was used to Georgia time, but never the less I went. Our morning conversations consisted of devotions, frustrations, our dreams… our plans… and quite frequently — “boys.” Rachel always joked that she didn’t know if she would get married because she’s so picky. (I never believed her) Almost every conversation that started with boys ended with her “re-focusing” it back to her relationship with God… “Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart.” Psalm 37:4
When she called me to tell me she met someone special and was talking engagement I was sooooo happy! She met her Prince Charming (like I always knew she would).
The engagement shoot was the first time a met Jason because of the distance. Rachel lives in Birmingham and Jason lives in Columbus– don’t worry .. that long drive does not keep them away from each other on the weekends!
Jason is an Army Sergeant and wonderful man. I have never seen Rachel as happy, giddy, and in love as when she looks into his eyes while he’s holding her in his arms… Jason is romantic but also– hilarious! I was laughing the whole shoot while Rachel was telling him to stop playing to get some “good pictures.” Haha
They’re both full of surprises and I can’t wait to see where God leads them as a couple. Such a beautiful love.
Oh! Almost forgot– you guys know I’m a coffee addict, but I didn’t force them to go to Starbucks, promise!They had their first date her, first kiss, and now first pictures.