Sunday, January 10, 2010

A Precious Life...

Jessica and I just got home from the memorial service of our beloved friend and sister in Christ, Brooke Prieto. Things have been a roller coaster for us lately and for all those close to Brooke, but I just wanted to take a minute to remember her for the awesome woman of God and friend she was.

Brooke was a young 26 years of age and had a wonderful heart of love for all she knew. She was the wife to another dear friend of ours Edmund Prieto. Edmund and Brooke were in our wedding and we were in theirs. We shared holidays together and served in ministry for many years. We grew to know them as family and will forever hold Brooke in the deepest place in our hearts. The impact her life has had on our lives is too great to explain in words. Her Christ-like character and strength as a woman has propelled Jessica as a woman, wife, and mother. Jessica looks forward to a tea time in heaven.

Her going to be with the Lord on January 5, 2010 has brought many tears as well as an overwhelming peace knowing she is now in complete comfort and love with her Saviour. Although we miss her very much and can't understand fully the reasons for her passing, we know that her life has touched so many and will continue to change lives for years to come. We are forever grateful to God for allowing us to be apart of such an amazing person. Brooke, we love you very much.

Edmund, we are here for you forever. We love you like a brother and know our relationship will only grow stronger through this. The love that you and Brooke shared and showed for one another was truly an inspiration to us. You were so good for each other and I know her testimony will be passed on by an awesome man of God.

To a life that has impacted so many, Brooke Prieto, a precious life.

Thursday, January 7, 2010


Today I received an email from Hannah Sampson at Modern Bouquet letting me know of her recent post on the Modern Bouquet Blog highlighting the photos we took of Tom and Katie over a year a go. The photos were posted in January of 2009 on our blog, but have just recently been discovered by Summer at Grey Likes Weddings. The photos were featured first at Grey Likes Weddings for a post about having wedding photo retakes after years of marriage!

For all you future brides, be sure to check out both Grey Likes Weddings and Modern Bouquet for fun and unique floral and detail designs for your wedding!