Jesse posted photos of Lindz’ proposal on her blog and expressed her own feelings a bit. Jesse and I were standing on different sides of the crowd. From my viewpoint, I could see the crowd behind Lindz who were all smiling and snapping pictures. I could also see Lindz face, which was one of wide-eyed surprise, tears, and then joy. From Jesse’s viewpoint, she got Lindz back during the proposal. If you are wondering what emotions were going across her face, well, my face mirrors Lindz'. I do that in movies too. No need to watch the movie; just watch my face to know what is going on.
For the past ten years, Jesse and Lindz have been like the Dynamic Duo. Because of their personalities, their friendship is well known. People have been asking me how Jesse is doing with Lindz’ engagement. From what I can tell, she is doing great. She is very excited for Lindz and looking forward to the planning and executing of wedding. She has had a year of preparing for this moment – sharing Lindz with Shay. Shay is a great guy – sharing Lindz with Jes.
Their friendship has always been a force to be reckoned with – people stood back in awe – some in appreciation and others in jealousy. There was a time when I worried about the day when one of them had a serious relationship with a young man – hoping that Jesse would be first, because I was not sure how she would handle losing Lindz, or that they would find love at the same time. God had other plans. He grew these two beautiful girls into fine young ladies who are strong and loving, and Lindz went first. God answered my other prayer with Shay – he loves Lindz and all that she is, and therefore loves Jes. I trust that God will answer my prayers for Jesse in the same way. All will be good.
These photos are a blast from the past. Jesse and Lindz always came up with some silly pose at every event. We have lots of these photos, but many were taken before I had a digital camera or good computer. The B&W was taken by Lindz’ cousin who was taking a photo class and needed some action shots. The second shot was taken at a "camo party" where the kids divided into teams and competed in an obstacle course. The last shot (my favorite) was taken at Jesse’s birthday party – all of these photos are about four or five years old or older.