It’s amazing how fast life goes… One minute we were just a couple of kids, watching Disney movies after school and having sleepovers. The next minute, I’m watching you in awe as you become the most amazing mother to two sweet boys.
Nikki – I am so honored to still call you my best friend after all these years, and I consider it a privilege to have witnessed each beautiful chapter of your life so far. I’ve watched you handle each new day with grace and strength, all the while trusting in God’s plan for you. It’s been such a joy to watch you grow into a new, somehow even better, version of yourself every single day.
Of course, you and Austin’s love story has been the best chapter yet… Looking back on your proposal and engagement in 2020, it’s hard to believe that was only 3 short years ago, because you’ve both grown so much in your relationship together since then. You embraced your new role as parents to little Grayson with so much love and grace. Then with Sienna, you faced a time of tremendous difficultly with so much strength, I could hardly believe it. You continue to amaze me every single day.
But now, you have the sweetest little bundle of joy that makes any struggle worth it! Levi is the most precious little babe I have ever seen. I’m so excited to watch him become his own unique person, and to watch you and Austin continue to become the best parents to him and Grayson. He is so lucky to have you two as his Mom and Dad, and so lucky to have Grayson as his best friend, brother, and guide through life. The joy I feel for you guys right now is truly impossible to put into words.
I hope these moments pass slow because, as I’ve witnessed with our friendship, it all happens so fast. Soak up every second, even when it’s tough. I know that these are the days you prayed for. And every single one is a gift. I love you guys so much!