Sunday, March 18, 2012

The Circle of Life

I was a bit surprised to see that I haven't updated my blog since May of 2011, especially when I have such exciting news to share!

David is engaged to his sweetheart, Meegan Ann Lineback. They will be married on Saturday, June 9th, in the new Kansas City Missouri Temple. I may be a bit biased, but I've never seen a more perfect couple....and so good looking!

We love Meegan and couldn't be happier with David's choice. The two of them seem to be made for each other.

Thirty two years ago, I was assigned to live in BYU's apartment style dorms (Heritage Halls) with five other girls who I had never met before. One of my roommates was Kelly Mitchell, a fun bubbly girl from Lancaster, California. I ended up living with Kelly for three years and-- along with a handful of other BYU roommates--we have become life-long friends. I was there the night she met her husband Mark. I was there on her wedding day. She was at the airport the day I left for my mission. Upon graduating from BYU, she headed to the midwest to attend dental school and start a career and family. I took my first post-college job in southern California where all four of our children were born. For years, Kelly and I lived separate lives in different states, but we continued to exchange annual updates through Christmas cards and photos of our young families.

Then in 1999, my husband received a job offer that would take our family to Kansas. I knew just the person to call, my old college roommate, Kelly. She set us up with a great realtor, a cute house, and an entourage of friends. At times we thought it was just too crazy how we both ended up in Kansas, of all places!

What's even crazier is that somewhere along the way, my son fell completely in love with her daughter and now they are going to start a family of their own. I can't help but think that Meegan may be the reason we moved to Kansas in the first place. She has made my son so happy, and I am extremely grateful to Kelly and Mark for doing a fabulous job raising their girls. This one, in particular, is very special to us.

The happy couple has one more year at BYU and then they head off to dental school.
The "circle of life" continues.