Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Dearest Deana...


Have you ever had a friend a friend you knew you'd always have... a Forever friend... I've always had a friend... She visited me in the hospital when I was born. We ran around church together in our tights, we screamed for our mommies together in the nursery. When we were young we played silly games with make up and picked flowers at church. We spent countless nights together giggling and telling secrets as we grew up we shared stories about boys we talked about the men we might marry. We played games of cribbage together at campout and played tic tack toe when we should've been sleeping. We swam together biked together... When those Best friends heart necklaces that came in 2 pieces were popular I made sure we had a pair. I think Deana and I did everything girls growing up could do and then we became teenagers and did more and adults and did more... We would get together once a week or once a month we'd trade plates at IHOP and clean the church singing Psalty songs. We shopped together we sang together we always seemed to have each others interest in common... I don't know what kind of impact I've had on Deana's life but I can tell you the impact she's had on mine... Deana has been like a sister... my Sunday sister... When it was time to choose bridesmaids Deana was always on the list time and knowing she was busy probably kept me back a little bit but I'm so glad God worked it out the way He did. Deana was one of the first people to book a plane ticket to come to my wedding. I could go on and on telling you about my wonderful friend. God had a special reason for placing her in my life. She continues to be special even when she's far away and even when we don't talk when I knew Deana would be here with me I immediately felt better and immediately was reminded of how dear and special she is to me. There's poetry to Deana being in my wedding without Deana I may not have ever thought God had a special young man for me to marry. I wouldn't have had someone to share the burden of being single I wouldn't have had someone who understood the pure delicious joy it is when God writes your love story. She chose a beautiful dress its so Deana and I love it... I'm so excited to see her and even more excited she gets to share this special time in my life with me... Our prayers we're answered dear Deana and God has delivered us both wonderful Godly husbands! I can't wait to see you and hug you dear friend!!!

2 comments:

Tiffany and James said...

Hi! I'm friends with Fawn and she actually has asked me to help her photograph your wedding! I saw that you had a blog and I thought I would stop by and say hi! I'm so excited to be taking wedding pictures for you and Steve! Feel free to stop by my photography blog to see the kind of pictures I take. Anywho, have a blessed day and I can't wait to meet you in person!

Jooste Roost said...

thank you so much for this very sweet description of our friendship! I am so thankful that the Lord has brought you a good man to be your husband and that your wedding day is finally here!! It was special to read through all the memories you shared and picture us little. I remember always wanting to go over to your house to play and eat hot dogs!! Anyway, I love you too and wouldn't miss this day for the world! Bless you my dear, life-long, friend :)