Different time zones, thousands of dollars worth of train/bus/plane tickets, full blown verbal fights in the middle of heavily trafficked places (Times Square), cry fests for countless hours over the phone (more so on my part), not knowing when the next time we'd see each other...These are some of the obstacles we couldn't have survived if it wasn't for our God who always kept us going. I couldn't have asked for anyone else than Urim to have overcome a long distance relationship with. All those negatives never overshadowed our positives: taking trips to foreign countries, riding our bikes in our favorite cities, analyzing movie plots, hunting for delicious food, and supporting and encouraging each other through tough transitions in life. I'm genuinely grateful for the time we've been long distance. It's taught us so many valuable lessons. I'm even more grateful to finally reunite with Urim to start all the new and exciting adventures to come.
It's been a long and arduous journey, but the day is fast approaching when we'll finally be in the same city for more than a week. By God's grace and Jennifer's kind heart, we've stuck it out and have only grown closer in the process. Through the five years I've been with Jennifer, she's shown me joy and strength. Looking ahead, I know that we'll both challenge each other to grow closer to God and to one another. I couldn't have asked for a more creative, kind-hearted, and beautiful person to share the rest of my life with. I'm excited to see what Jennifer will accomplish and look forward to being by her side every step of the way. I'm looking forward to spending this momentous occasion with our families and those who have had an important impact in our lives. As close friends and family, I ask that you keep our marriage in our prayers and to share your wisdom regarding both the good and challenging parts of life.
Linda is the only one to laugh at my corny jokes and maniacally dance alongside me. She continues to inspire me everyday to be a better sister as we grow older and closer. During the past several years, she's shown me the true meaning of humility, compassion, and love. She has an overflowing and serving heart for her friends, our family, and especially, for God. I'm so proud to call her my sister and extremely excited to have her next to me for this special day. -Jennifer
If you didn't know by now that we are brothers, you probably wouldn't believe it even if someone told you. Though we have polar opposite personalities, I really wouldn't be the person I am today without his help over the years. Rescuing me from either sewage pits to quicksand to all the other crazy situations, my brother was always nearby to protect and guide me through my adolescent years. I know whatever comes in the future, he will be there to support me and Jennifer. -Urim