I have known Leslie for over 5 years now, and I am blessed to count her a dear friend. We’ve walked through some very challenging times together, and I’ve seen her blossom to become more and more like Jesus. When I got the call that she was engaged, I couldn’t wait to meet Richie. God reached down to give them the gift of a marriage founded in Christ! I knew this would be the beginning of a fresh new work of God in their lives, of something truly beautiful, a new creation.
” Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.” ~ 2 Corinthians 5:17 (NKJV)
Leslie, thank you so much for allowing me to join you on this most special of days. The purple and blue was so lovely; it suited you, friend. You were the belle of the ball .
Richie and Leslie chose to have their first look before the ceremony (but saved their kiss for the pronouncement! . It was beautiful. Richie was stunned and Leslie was beaming as they set eyes on each other for the first time that day. They prayed and asked God’s blessing on the day and their lives together.
Richie, thank you for cherishing Leslie. Thank you for loving her and the kids with true love that sets its own aside to guide and protect the ones it loves. You have a beautiful bride who loves and respects you very much!
It touched me to see how very full of joy the reception was. So many happy tears from the bride and groom, family, and friends!
God’s richest blessings upon you, friends. May He be glorified in all you do, in the new creation He’s made in you, and in the sweetness of your unconditional love.
“Love never gives up.
Love cares more for others than for self.
Love doesn’t want what it doesn’t have.
Love doesn’t strut,
Doesn’t have a swelled head,
Doesn’t force itself on others,
Isn’t always “me first,”
Doesn’t fly off the handle,
Doesn’t keep score of the sins of others,
Doesn’t revel when others grovel,
Takes pleasure in the flowering of truth,
Puts up with anything,
Trusts God always,
Always looks for the best,
Never looks back,
But keeps going to the end. Love never dies”
~ 1 Corinthians 13:4-8a, MSG
Cherish, Love, Remember Always,