It is difficult to express in words how much I love Ashley and her family...which now includes Dustin too. Some of you, but not all of you reading this, know that I spent my high school years living in South Africa. Most people assume that my parents were missionaries. X My dad worked for SBC which is now AT&T and when they invested in Telkom over in South Africa my parents thought it would be a good idea to move over there. They were right, but that is a different blog post. All four years of high school I would come back to St. Louis for the 3 months of my summer break. For no good reason, except out of the kindness of their heart they decided to take me into their family and give me a place to live for the summer...every summer for four years. They would probably even let me live their now if I needed to. Ashley's older brother and I have been great friends since 8th grade and he was my way into the Sewell family. I even made the cut to be part of the family vacation tradition of going to Jekyll Island, GA with the extended family so I really do feel like I am part of this family. When you experience unmerited grace and hospitality you are forever grateful. I love this family with all of my heart and getting to photograph this wedding was a true blessing. For the record...Dustin, I love you too.
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