I cannot express how much deep and abiding love I have for these two people.
Heidi has known my wife since she showed up on her doorstep of her childhood home at the age of 7 wearing a homemade "Care Bears" backpack, thrusting her hand out and said, "Hello! My name is Heidi!" She is probably THE most genuine people I know. I have watched her flourish in life under a true pursuit of Christ. 5 years ago she gave her life in sacrifice to the country of Uganda as a missionary and currently serves there training up young women in their pursuit of a life surrendered to Christ.
It was there she met Prince. A man equally yoked in a desire to be obedient to all things that God would ask of him.
Simply put: These two, take my breath away.
Mindy and I have found in them, as a couple, two people whom we love deeply, support fully, and can't believe that God is so good that he would bring Prince in our life and allow us to love on them as a couple and fellow brother and sister in Christ. We have already shared some days of laughs, evenings of tears, and nights in prayer. I cannot express the level at which I feel honored to call them friends.
This wedding day was also like a glimpse of heaven. Scripture tells us that the day will come where every tribe, nation, and tongue will sing the praises of His name. This was a day like that... people from ALL OVER the globe (you should have heard all the different accents in the room) under a common "umbrella" of understanding of God's goodness and grace. Mindy told me when we got in the car to leave, "I feel like this is what heaven will be like." I couldn't agree more.
Thanks you, Dee and Prince, for all that you do to be obedient to your calling. I say that in a singular sense, because now, it your calling as husband and wife to follow. May God bless you with patience, grace for each other, and a trust that He is enough in all things. We love you.
A special "Thank-you" to Andy Owen for 2nd shooting with me on this day. Your eye and mind is always a wonderful thing as well as your friendship. Also, to Jonathan & Stephany of durlingphotography.com for being great photographers to work with. Nothing gives us more joy in a day than having wonderful fellow professionals to work with. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.