Monday, July 16, 2007

For you my friend

*The purpose in a man's heart is like deep water, but a man of understanding will draw it out. Many a man proclaims his own steadfast love, but a faithful (friend) who can find?* (pv. 20:5-6)
I remember when I met you for the first time.
Sharing giggles,
sharing ice cream and stories.
Sharing jokes, "I'm a raccoon" and 64 oz. sodas
Rollerblades, Christmastime with your family,
but also moments of weakness.
Giving up was never an option.
And you taught me to love.

We talked about this day. How one day God would bless us.
We talked about love and life and how
sometimes neither make much sense.
Wishes, hopes, and dreams were
a part of our everyday conversation.
Fighting to keep
the friendship God had given us.
Keeping our hands holding
what He holds tightly.
You showed me how to rejoice with those who sing,
and weep with those who hurt.
You always were the first to reach
across the distance
and hold my hand.
You loved me
and love me
through the distance, time, and space.
And now I love you so during this time of rejoicing.
Surely, my heart overflows, for you Katie.
For you my friend
Congratulations to my dear Katie "ducky" Brannan and the man who won her heart, Eli Suddarth.
*He who finds a wife finds a good thing, and obtains favor from the LORD.*
(pv. 18:22)


elias john said...

thank you so much...your words are beautiful.

SEG said...

i love this picture of you and katie! did you know she was our most favoritist babysitter of all time? i think we have all the same friends! :) i think the picture of you two is so cute!

you two are my sisters in shorthood.

love you

emily said...

That picture of you guys is AMAZING!!! Oh! I love love!

Lindsay B said...

Jo, you are a beautiful writer. And their engagement couldn't have happened in a more beautiful location! Katie's kissing a boy!!!

Kelli B said...

it's all so exciting!