When Karissa and I became friends a few years ago, I had no idea how much of an impact she would make on our household. Over the years, my kids have grown to love Karissa, and actually believe she is a part of our family. She shares in our holidays and our big occasions around here. She has been on trips with us and has slept in our home. Karissa and I have stayed up late cracking up and talking MANY a nights. I have cried with her during her break-ups, and cried with her during the exciting moments in her life… mainly when I knew she had met “THE ONE.”
When Andy started calling Karissa and talking to her, I remember Zach encouraging her to at least take the phone calls and see what he had to say. Zach’s advice to her was you never know what might happen. And that’s exactly what happened. It took Karissa no time at all before she realized her life had changed forever. It’s been a whirlwind romance, but one that I am SO excited to have been able to witness and watch unfold. It is obvious Andy is so perfect for Karissa. He knows exactly how to handle her, and is obviously so in love with her.
Karissa, as you and Andy move forward in marriage, I will pray that you guys will continue to put each other first, love each other unconditionally, chase Christ with all your hearts, pursue each other, and remember to laugh. A LOT.
I love you so much and there are no words to tell you how happy I am for you both.