I met her when she was 14. This little girl just starting high school. She was obsessed with softball and growing her calf muscles but other than that, she had no idea where she was headed or the woman she’d become. Neither of us had any idea of what the future held for our relationship together. I ended up marrying her brother Steve and over the years, without even trying, Jess became someone near and dear to me. She is kind, loyal, stubborn, hilarious, dependable, feisty, sometimes absent-minded and she has the warmest heart. She’s the girl you call when you want to laugh, eat pizza or only speak in quotes from Friends. She is a constant source of light in my life and I’m thankful to Steve for sharing his sister with me.
I didn’t think it could get any better until Jess brought Ari around. Like, in an instant, things were complete. To sum it up, Ari is a firecracker. She’s tiny but mighty, a real go-getter that keeps things together at all times. She’s humble and smart and makes it all look easy. Together, Jess and Ari make such a dynamic pair. They are building the most beautiful life together, supporting each others hopes and dreams and stopping along the way to celebrate the little things. I couldn’t be happier to do life right alongside them. Love is love and I’m so proud to cheer them on as they vow to be together forever.