Here is the text I woke up to this morning (he would probably kill me if he knew I shared this)
"Love u! Thank u!"
"So I know it's early but I can't sleep and I'm just layin here and thinkin and sayin some prayers and just had some things that I needed to say. It's quite possible that had u not invited me to church and got me to goin and introduced me to the people that u did and stuff that I wouldn't be travelin the road that I am today. Not really that I was or would be in a terrible place, but it's possible I guess, but probably not this place. So I guess really I just wanted to thank u. Love u girl. Know it's all for a reason, but still miss u."
Art is a man of few words, so for him to open up like this is a HUGE thing. The text seriously almost made me cry. Having someone tell you that you've made a difference in their life is one of the best feelings in the world!
My cousin Michelle and I giving Art some love a few years ago
Art and me at my "White Trash Bash" going away party.
Officiating our wedding
Hanging out when he flew mom out to visit. He rarely smiles in pictures, so I was trying not to smile.