today my friends natalie and damion are livin' it up in shreveport on their first wedding anniversary. it's hard to believe that it's been that long since we were chocolate-brown-and-ivory obsessed. natalie was incredibly supportive while i was planning my wedding -- a process that was not, let's say, as celebratory as it should've been. even if no one else was excited about how the color of the guest cards perfectly matched the bridesmaids updates, natalie was. and she's been just as supportive and involved in my life since we first became friends, bemoaning the start to our careers that was star newspapers. she, molly and i are quite the trio when we put our heads together. and her husband damion is a doll. he talks football with me and has been as sweet as candy since the first time i talked to him.
following is an example of just the kind of friend natalie is to me. this is a comment on this post. it was my first blog after i found out i was pregnant.
oh honey. this blog helps me see how you're feeling right now. and you're right, everything will be fine. no one is ever really prepared for such a monumental event. but you have all that this baby really needs, love, faith and hope... and friends and family who adore you and that tiny raisin inside you. will it be hard, yes, will you cry, yes, will you question the timing, yes, but will you love this baby more than life itself. yes.
she's a wonderful woman and a wonderful friend sent to me by God, no doubt. she and damion have a wonderful marriage. i'm inspired by it.
nat and damion, i wish you every blessing on such a day. you deserve to be celebrated. congratulations. and i love you.