"How lucky I am to have known someone who was so hard to say goodbye to." -Unknown
This is the boat Tanner and I have been in the last couple of weeks. Over the past year and a half Tanner and I have made some of the closest friendships I have ever had. We have both found life long relationships with dear friends that we had to say goodbye to way too soon! We spent our last year building close relationships through ministry and just through our every day contact with these friends. Katie and Levi Holland and Jake and Jenni EDWARDS! (so pumped about this marriage!) both recently moved away for ministerial positions all over the country. Katie and Levi were within walking distance to us and we spent countless nights just hanging around at each others houses. They had become an everyday part of our lives and frankly had become our family. Katie was my go-to girl with just about every newlywed question I had. We even miss their crazy dog! Jake and Jenni taught us how to see the positive in any situation--and if something seemed hard or boring just sing about it! (Even if it is in a strange off-key harmony) Both couples challenged us in our faith and gave us such a sense of the community of Christ. These times with these close friends will always be held close in our newlywed hearts and will not be forgotten.
We are so thankful for the times we spent all living in Kansas City together, and are excited for this new chapter of life for both of them! It is hard to say goodbye to people who are so loved by us, but we could not be happier for them. Pros and Cons ;)