these two. they go together like Sherlock and Watson, Gilbert & Anne, Darcy & Elizabeth, Tinker Bell & Pan. it's true that on their own, they are already amazing. but together... somehow they are even better.
the farmer & the girl who waited are a story in the making.
I've known Kelle for several years now, and if someone asked me to describe her, I would say "well her last name is Merry and she couldn't fit the part any better!" she is always laughing or grinning. and it's completely captivating. her joy spills all over and touches everyone she is around.
but her last name isn't going to be Merry for much longer. in less than two months, on a (hopefully!) snowy winter Saturday, her and Michael will become one.
when I first met Michael I could see that he was the one for Kelle. he's the strong, quiet leader type that balances Kelle perfectly. (I know from experience. Christian totally balances me. :D) I approved (not that it mattered :'D), but I had one question... what was his last name? can anything be as fitting for Kelle as Merry?
why yes. it could. because come January, she will be Mrs. Bliss. how perfect is that!?!
Christian and I met up with them in Saint Charles a few chilly Sunday afternoons back. we trekked around town and into Geneva, finding the perfect backdrops and retracing some of their special moments and places. afterwards we sat outside, drinking warm coffee and tea, listening to hymns from a sidewalk band, and telling our stories as couples.
both of our stories are a testimony of God's grace and mercy. both of our stories aren't perfect in the sense that they aren't exactly how *we* would have told them. but both of our stories are perfect in the sense that they are exactly how the Author of creation told them. they are filled with waiting periods and uncertainty. they are filled with trusting and hoping and finding peace and growing and failing and growing some more. they are filled with God saying yes and giving us unspeakable happiness.
Kelle & Michael, you two are a story that keeps getting better, and I'm so glad I get to be a small part of it. God is and will keep doing great things through you both. <3