It was a weekend of celebration and a whole lot of catching up. We dubbed Liz and Mhar's wedding as the "event of the year" for a couple of reasons. First and foremost, these two dated for six years. We all knew they were going to get married, but we've been waiting for quite some time. Second reason, friends from all over really made the effort to attend the wedding, not just for the day but, for days before and after.
We are blessed to have such wonderful friends. Most of our friends we met in college at BYU-Hawaii. We shared common bonds of faith, pursuit of learning, and hardwork. Even up to almost a decade after we all first met, nothing much has changed - except that we now have careers to pursue and families to raise. Our conversations have changed a little bit; from homeworks, work shifts, and graduation - to raising children, paying bills, house hunting, and forging careers. But at heart, we are still the same kids struggling to make ends meet in Laie. Our dreams may have brought us to different places and circumstances, but our friendship ties us together eternally.
Witnessing Liz and Mhar's sealing for time and all eternity tugged heartstrings, and I myself couldn't help but cry a little bit. I remember the day Carl and I were in the same altar, I was filled with love and hope for wonderful days to come. To see our dear friends go through the same life changing event makes my heart skip a beat. It was life changing, even for us.