Happy Valentine's Day
Mark & John
Mark & John
Two Very Special Friends
We wanted to do something a little different to celebrate Valentine's Day this year.
You may remember from something we wrote around Thanksgiving that we invited 2 very dear friends of ours to spend the holiday with us.
I invited my friend Mark and Brad invited his friend John. Neither had met each other before that day.
Mark had been kicked out of his parent's house when he was 16 when he told his parents he was gay. He's also dated a few guys in the past who treated him badly and is understandably careful about how much he opens himself up to people.
John's parents have always been heavy drinkers and chaos was the norm in his family. He also had a pretty strained relationship since coming out as gay.
They had never met each other before and since neither of them had any plans for Thanksgiving, we invited them over here.
Well, they seemed to immediately hit it off with each other and shortly began dating. They've been together ever since.
It makes us feel so good to see them happy and they remind the two of us how precious love is. They're learning how to open up to each other after coming from families where that could be dangerous.
And the most precious gift they've given us is their trust when they ask our advice on how to deal with different issues that come up for them sometimes.
So on this Valentine's Day, we invited them over for dinner tonight and we're going to be treated by something delicious from Chef Bradley's kitchen.
So, HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY, Mark & John. We want to celebrate your love today and thank you for the gift of your friendship.
Hope everyone enjoys the day, whether you're spending it with the one you love or with people you care about and who care about you.