my best girlfriend, kelly, is marrying the man of her dreams this july 30th in our wonderful hometown, alsea. she is getting married at her childhood home/parents house (which is really really sweet!) and i just cant wait to see her walking down the aisle. it has been nothing short of incredible to witness and be a part of her (their) journey.
you see, it wasn't that long ago that i was in the future mrs. ruzek's very position. living and breathing all of the excitement. making endless to-do lists. walking around with what felt like a cage of butterflies in my stomach. but there is something so powerful about witnessing this life changing event ever so slightly removed. it is so easy to fast forward through the right now. breeze by what it feels like to be single. what it feels like in the unknown. what it feels like to be so happy and in love. in a way, it is like i get to experience these little treasures all over again. and it is beautiful.