A Week-Long Wedding Celebration

4 Mar

My dear A’Driane,

It seems like yesterday we met in a PPDChat Facebook chat.  I had no idea at the time how close we would become or how many powerful experiences we would share.  I’ll leave what was said privately in that group, but I am blown away by how different your life is from that day.

You and I are cut from the same awkward, dysfunctional, wholehearted, beautiful cloth.  And though our backgrounds and life experiences couldn’t be more different, our vulnerabilities have brought us together. From you, I have learned how to open myself up to new experiences (and hair colors).  I have marveled at how social media can foster deep friendships.  And I’m amazed at how honest and true you are to yourself and your friends.  You inspire me.

I know that this wedding is more than a union of two people for you – it’s the start of a whole new life.  A life of your choosing – one of intention and truly living.  And so your friends wanted to do something special to celebrate this new beginning.   All week, we will be writing and posting in your honor.

Because we love you.  And our lives are better because you are in them.

Congratulations, my friend.

My love, always.


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EDIT: Adding in a video full of love from the amazing @leerion!  And a HUGE thanks to Lauren Hale @unxpctdblessing for the beautiful graphic.  Feel free to grab it if you’re linking up!


8 Responses to “A Week-Long Wedding Celebration”

  1. jamesandjax March 4, 2013 at 8:31 am #

    Perfect summary of your beautiful and meaningful idea, Susan. I’m excited to take part in this! What a gift for a friend who has touched our lives so deeply.

  2. addyeB March 4, 2013 at 9:22 am #

    WOW. I just….there are tears and I can’t even think of a response that articulates how much this has made an impact on me today. I don’t know what I’d do without y’all. I will hold on to this as I have everything else you’ve done for me for the rest of my life and even more so during the dark times when BP tries to convince me I’m not worthy, and paranoia tells me no one cares about me. You have made this such a special time for me. Completely blown away and in awe of your hearts.

  3. Kristin Novotny (@littlemamajama) March 4, 2013 at 10:11 am #

    So, so sweet. Congratulations A’Driane!

  4. Andrea B (@goodgirlgonered) March 4, 2013 at 11:48 pm #

    So much sweetness! Congrats, A’Driane!!

  5. Lauren Hale (@unxpctdblessing) March 5, 2013 at 7:59 am #

    I love this post – it’s such a true testament to the power of social media and proof that it *does* indeed foster deep friendships.

    So much love to you, A’Driane, this week, and always.

    Thank you, Susan, for a wonderful and moving idea!

  6. Kimberly M (@momgosomething) March 5, 2013 at 2:48 pm #

    Absolutely beautiful. I hate that illness brought you together but love that it did because you two are amazing people. xo


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