Monday, October 6, 2008

Chels

I have known Chelsea for since she was an awkward preteen. It was hard for me to relate to her -- not because of her nose ring or her goth look -- but because I NEVER had awkward preteen days. Nope. Not me. Nev-a. Ev-a. I was the epitome of non-awkward coolness in my preteen days. Even well into my teen years, I nev-a hit that awkward stage. Nope. Not me. Always cool and collected.
Anyhoo, Chelsea and I always have had a connection and we have made it through bad boyfriends, bad friends, bad hair, and bad breath -- all in Mexico too. But one thing is for sure... She is as beautiful both inside and out.And she has one of the biggest hearts I have ever seen. She cares for people....sees them for who they are, not what they have done. And as I have watched her grow and mature in my student group, I learned more than I taught. And I think her dad felt the same...
Just like Chelsea, her wedding was anything but typical.
And her toes were adorable....They looked like the stuff flying from my nose.
Her mom and her have such a precious relationship.
And this new man of her dreams appreciates her for all her tender-hearted loveliness.

Even Chels' cake held true to her personality.

Chelsea, I LOVE YOU. Remember to always see him as your hero and kiss him everyday...whether he deserves your beauty or not. No one could deserve such a precious accepting soul as you, but he is pretty close. Chels, RELAX, you will make a difference. You already have.
Be good. Take care. God bless.

14 comments:

Lo said...

what a sweet post!!!!!!!! my eyes got teary!!! i sniffled!! (maybe i'm just remembering my wedding from a month ago?) she is gorgeous!

The Kelso-Winter Family said...

you should have been official wedding chronicler.. such awesome inner observations.. "kiss him everyday like he's your hero" perfect!

Marchelle said...

what a cute couple - she is a beautiful girl - green toes and all!

and look at IJ officiatin! he was getting a little embarrassed about that kiss wasn't he?

and i have to say, that cake is gorgeous, even with the tim burton-esque bride & groom. i love that they obviously kept it to their own style rather than conforming to the typical wedding look.

Marchelle said...

that is IJ isn't it? i had to go back and look again!!

Anonymous said...

IJ in a suit, in the pulpit...rocks

Jenn said...

I love that cake!!

Paige said...

She is beautiful--and what a sweet tribute to her.

And I think you and I had the same hair in high school. Oh yeah--who in the Midwest did not?

SondreLyn said...

What a beautiful wedding! I love weddings... *sniff*

Is it just me, or does her new hubby look like Matt Damon?

Christy said...

That was a really sweet post. It kind of left me teary eyed. And I love the cake! What an awesome topper!

thedomesticfringe said...

Great cake!

haffnewie said...

I would like just a little bottle of her confidence!! Awesome cake! Very neat of you to make this tribute to her. Nice.

Dreams of a Country Girl said...

yes, that is IJ

Treasia said...

She is beautiful. I love the cake as well. IJ looks pretty handsome there as well.

Chelsea said...

This is too sweet,made me cry and everything. I love you so much and am so happy you were a part of my big day.