Tuesday, April 24, 2012

The best thing to wake up to...

Is the text below from one of my best friends in the whole world. Art and I have known each other since kindergarten and have been great friends ever since. We've been there for each other through the ups and downs of life, and I know we will be friends for the rest of our lives. He picked me up numerous times when I was crying over some stupid guy (before I was married obviously). He's always been the friend I know I can call if I need ANYTHING! We had him ordained to perform the ceremony at our wedding. He's a pretty quiet guy and doesn't really like speaking in front of large crowds, but he did it for me. He is one of the most selfless people I've ever met. For Christmas 2010, he flew my mom out to California to see me. My mom is partially disabled and didn't know how it would be to fly alone, so he bought their tickets and flew with her to see me. Can you say best guy ever?!? Before moving to California, I was very involved in my church (the friend I drove to San Luis Obispo to see is the preacher's wife) and I asked Art to go to church with me one Sunday. He came with me that Sunday and has been going there ever since. I'm so glad he's found such a home in Cornerstone and has also been building his relationship with God.

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. 



  1. Cute Post :)

    Wish you a great Day!

  2. I love a random text, a text woven with honesty.. sometimes even if you know you're safe its hard to tell someone you love them or appreciate them.. obviously you're loved. so basically I feel pretty good about all this stalking you business.

    kleenex and a picture of my face, june 8th.

  3. Aw that's such a sweet post! Friendships that last through distance are the ones to keep :)

  4. ooh, white trash bash?! that's my kind of party.

  5. What an amazing friend!! You are seriously beautiful, Lindsay!!

  6. O gosh, this is such a sweet post and that waking up to text like that had to put a smile on your face the whole day, not because of what he said but knowing that your best friend is so happy with life. Not to mention how awesome it is that he officiated your wedding! What a cool memory!!!

  7. This is so sweet and how awesome that you guys have been friends since kindergarten. You guys are blessed to have each other's friendship. Has he killed you yet for posting his text!?! hee-hee!