FROM the groom // On our first date we sat side by side talking about everything and anything. Learning, laughing, loving. Every word she spoke was everything I desperately craved to hear, and from that moment, I knew she was the one. She lifted me up and never let go. She’s the smartest, strongest, most beautiful person I’ve ever known, with a heart of gold and a love that conquers all. On 12/24/16 I asked the love of my life to marry me and she said yes! I’ve never been more excited in my life, and I’ve never been more sure of anything than I am of this. I love you Melody, forever and ever! May we continue learning, laughing, and loving, side by side, hand in hand, for the rest of our lives.