|The moment when we first saw each other on our wedding day.|
When the attacks on the World Trade Center happened on September 11, 2001, I was a freshman at Hope College and Andrew was a senior at Flushing High School. We did not know each other yet.
When Andrew's mother passed away on September 11, 2005, I was in my first year of teaching at Lafayette Jefferson High School and Andrew was a senior at Hope College. We had spent a lot of time together and decided that dating long distance didn't make much sense for us. However, his mother's unexpected death showed us how much we cared about each other. In the days following his mother's funeral Andrew told me he loved me for the first time.
When we were deciding on a wedding date, we knew that we wanted to get married at The Mavris and we started looking at the dates that they had open. When we had our first meeting with John Mavris, he mentioned that they had Friday September 11th open. We both dismissed the date saying "Who would want to get married on that day?" We started looking at other dates they had available later in the fall.
|My favorite picture from our wedding.|