Twenty six years ago today two little miracles were born! Matt & Grace were born 3 months premature, so when I say that they were miracles, I mean it. They both had to have major surgery and spent many months in the hospital. I don't want to go into the details of that horrible time that Matt's mom has told me about, but I want to celebrate the life that they live!
I was so blessed to meet this family a little over two and a half years ago-first cousin Rachel, and then Grace. We quickly formed a unique friendship and spent all spring & summer together. Grace is truly one of a kind. She is strong, stubborn, hard headed, independent, but also loving, caring, and soft hearted. She has gone through many personal battles throughout her life & has always ended up on top. I couldn't have asked for a better sister in law or aunt for my children. Grace, you amaze me in so many ways!
And then there is Matthew. Grace & Rachel introduced Matt and I two years ago. I knew he'd be a great friend, but nothing more. We'd meet up for weekly happy hours & enjoyed each others company. Matt was the loud one in our crowd. He always had to be the center of attention. Matt asked me out on a date one night and I thought he was joking, but he wasn't. A week later we went on the worst date of both of our lives. Then we spent the weekend at the lake with our friends for the twins birthday & something clicked. We have been together ever since. Matt is without a doubt the most loud, annoying, stubborn man that I've ever met, but he is also the most compasionate, tender hearted, and loving person that I know. He is my best friend, my rock, my other half. Matthew, your work ethic, stubborness, and your ablilty to put up with me on a daily basis amazes me. I thank God daily for you, your life, and for God putting us together, and allowing us to create a life together.
This goes without saying, but God had some special plans for Matt & Grace when He brought them into this world twenty six years ago. Happy Birthday you too! I love you both & I hope you have an amazing day!