When we were young, we drove each other crazy. I might have even hated him a little.Then, somewhere along the way, we became best friends.
We grew up.
I named my son after him.
He has been the bestest uncle and great uncle in the whole world! Just to show you how much he means to our family …..ALL of my children are flying home for his wedding this weekend!
He is more than amazing.
When I was making wrong choices in my life, he didn’t turn his back on me. When I was wounded he helped me find healing. He took me in…he made his home, mine. He didn’t judge me. He treated me like I still had worth.
He never stopped believing in me…even at my worst. He believed in all that I could be. He believed in me until I could believe in myself.
When I had lost myself, he helped me to find my way to “me”. When I was broken, he didn’t try to fix me because he didn’t see me as broken. When I was without hope he helped me find it. When I was scared he made me feel safe. He gave me courage to face my demons and helped me to not run away.
When I couldn’t love myself he taught me how to do this by loving me unconditionally.
He was and still is “my Jesus with skin on”.
Without him, I wouldn’t be here.
This noble man of character taught me what a real man is. He showed me what a man of honor looks like. He taught me what to look for in a man. He believed that I was worthy of a man like this. And then when I found one, and fell in love with him, he approved, so I married him. He stood by my side, as my “man honor”.
And then he met her…a noble woman…
…and fell in love.
It didn’t take long for me to love her too. She is amazing…just like him. In 3 days, she will officially be my sister.
I am so happy that he has found the love of his life. I am so thankful that he didn’t give up looking for her. I am so glad that she said “yes”.
Here’s to you Jason…
Here’s to all the great times…the fun times….for rocking out full blast with me to our favorite group while driving in the car…for always making me laugh…to all our fun times with “Jack”.
Here’s to surviving hell and back. Here’s to always getting back up after falling down. Here’s to always finding the rainbow after the storm. Here’s to never losing hope in finding “the one”. Here’s to living a life of being real and true to yourself. Here’s to keeping your head up no matter what comes.
Here’s to you, Jason, a real man of honor…for teaching me…without you, I wouldn’t have found my own man of honor to marry. Thank you for honoring my life with your presence. You are the best!
Here’s to you, Patty…welcome to our family. We are honored to have you.
I love you Jason and Patty.
PS I can hardly wait until your special day!!! Woot! Woot!
PSS Of course I am extremely excited that ALL my children will be home at the same time…even if it’s just for a few days. Thanks for getting married so they had a reason to come home!