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"Don't Think Of It As Losing a Roommate...

...think of it as gaining a married friend!"

These were Nadine's words to me on Friday night, as I lamented (with smiles & laughter), how sad I felt to know she was leaving our apartment permanently in the morning.


It was a lovely, lovely wedding. A great reflection of both Matt & Nadine's personalities, families, and hearts. It was kind of a blur (as weddings often are), but it was good. I am thrilled for them, for their honeymoon adventures and new life together.

I am also a little bit sad. As much as this is a win-win situation, I can't deny that transitions are a real thing that come with emotions whether you want them or not. I am excited for my new roommate (VERY excited), but I also miss Nadine already.

I don't really feel like my wedding-speech captured how much love I feel for Nadine, how strongly I am on Team MandN, or what a blessing her presence in my life & apartment has been for the last two years. Just needed to put that out there.


I am eager to see photos - I think we all looked pretty classy,* and am waiting for that confirmation with much eagerness.

*dance floor photos will probably attest more to the "crazy" than the "classy"


Michael Bells said…
your speech was wonderful Beth... your heart came through...
I think Grace & Darcie win the "crazy" dancing award :-)
Beth said…
Thanks, Mike! And yes, they definitely are crazy crazy dancers.

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