Amanda Joy Photography

A letter to Emely | Kansas City anniversary photographer

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Dear Emely,  

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We met in college.

 

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I was a little high school student taking college classes trying to figure out my degree, and you were older (still are!) - a math genius.

 

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You were technically my brother's nerd-friend first, but we hit it off right away. Mostly because we were both homeschooled and loved Jesus.

 

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You used to write me imaginary stories about frogs. It was then I discovered your obsession with the small creatures you adore. (Not gonna lie, it was a little weird at first.)

 

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We would sit in the hallways discussing Calvinism, modesty, the inerrancy of scripture, and easy believism. (Ya know... all those fluffy topics...)

 

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When my dad was diagnosed with cancer, you came to sit with us during his first 12 hour surgery. A long grueling day... made brighter by your smile.

 

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Then you started dating this guy named Trevor - a fellow nerd in your class.

 

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It wasn't long before you were engaged and you asked me to stand on stage and watch as you said "I do!" to your new husband.

 

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We've both moved around a lot. Minnesota, Wisconsin, Kansas, etc. We were never exactly neighbors.

 

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And sometimes we go a looooong time between seeing each other. (Like two years. Ya know, no big deal.)

 

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But I'm always so thankful when we get to sit down and talk. (Mostly about modesty and Calvinism and stuff like that!)

 

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Because no matter how long it is between our chats, it always feels like we've been friends for ages.

 

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And even if we're never close enough to be neighbors...

 

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My day is always made brighter by your smile. :)

 

SO fun to hang out with you and your husband. Happy early anniversary!

Love you girlie,

Amanda