S: Forever and ever amen.
BC: Looking back on the times we've shared From rock 'n roll to these rocking chairs.
FC: Forever and ever amen.
1: Andy, Over a year ago, I met a man who didn't know how great he was or the strength he had in him. I met a man who was beautiful inside and out, someone who was destined to do great things in this world. Today, I have the privilege of knowing that man is you. My best friend and my better half. When I see you my heart skips a beat and with every minute I fall in love with you even more. I pray that as you're finding yourself in this big world that you always know that no matter what I am here for you. I made you a promise. I love you Andy and the man you've become. -Meagan.
2: Keepin' it real with "Dougy D" for my birthday. The beginning of the "My name is Earl face." | Labor Day weekend 2009 This was the night that you met my dad for the first time and gave him the nickname "Dougy D." I knew you were something special night. I don't just share G&B's with just anyone.
3: Hanging out with Gibbons :) | I was definitely the best bowler that night. My score was just counted up wrong.
5: The Lantern. What can I say about this place? The best dollar draft beer around. The best friends and the best times. And, my all-time favorite picture of you. I've always found a stillness in this picture. It's the one thing in this world that calms me.
6: The first night you met my friends and made out with one of them. We can be 50 years old and you will still never live it down. :)
8: If you can't tell, you only won because my jacket was caught on the slide. | Creepin' on me and Harrell | The three best friend that anyone can have. :) | My name is Earl.
9: This was the day I called you my best friend for the first time. | We must have thought about kissing each other a million times that day, but never did.
10: The night you met my mom. And, you held my hand like it had never been held before.
11: After all the hand holding, you passing out, and the magic of a green monster drink...my mom told me that night if I couldn't see your love for me then I didn't deserve you.
12: To this day, I still think the expectant mother parking picture is the best picture ever taken. I realized that night that I could very easily love you and it was that night that I decided to let you in.
14: The infamous sink. It's still going to be in our house, right? | The picture that started it all :)
15: I told you I loved you for the first time that morning as we danced to Dusk and Summer by Dashboard Confessional.
18: Halloween 2009 The haunted house for the Jersey. | I remember Harrell hitting you in the face with her bloody hand. You played it off as a zombie who had been double tapped. Good call.
19: Dr. Fong | Blood and Guts | Baty | Harrell | Bottoms | Agin | Harrell | Bloody Baty | Walker
20: Fright fest 2009 We took my favorite picture of us that day at Six Flags. That's the day that I realized I would do anything to make you smile.
21: I remember getting to the very top of one the rides and screaming to you that I thought it was broken. However, before I could get all the words out we had plummeted, the ride was over, and you laughed at me the rest of the day.
22: Veterans Day 2009 The first night we spent alone together. Super expensive hotel room -$150 Food-$20 Finding out Harrell wasn't a lesbian anymore-Priceless!
24: Our first Thanksgiving together. Dinner with Johnson and the Weber family. A keg in a church. Playing basketball and drawing with little kids. We had a lot to be thankful for that day, especially for having each other.
26: December Duty Free Weekend
27: You have a freckle on your hand,. Nine times out of ten you sleep on your back and your smile could make my heart stop. Those are all things I remember about the night I realized I wanted to spend the rest of my life with you.
28: You finally saw just how legit Marlie truly is. And, you totally ran a stop sign right in front of a cop leaving the grocery store. Don't deny it. | Christmas 2009 Our first Christmas together. I remember trying to out do one another with presents. I got boots and you got a camera. I still think we both won.
32: January 16th, 2010 The night you proposed.. Words can't express how much that night meant to me. I've never loved someone as much as I love you. I love you for every little thing you did to make sure that moment was perfect. Plus, filming it was really cute. I love you.
34: Valentine's Day 2010 I remember the roses you bought me and how I cried because I couldn't take them all back to the barracks with me. I remember being love sick that whole weekend because I knew it was my last one in Great Lakes with you. I remember you saying "I love you" and how that made everything ok.
36: Virginia Living Museum | Newport News, Virginia
37: It was our first time seeing each other in over three months. I remember crying the minute I saw you and thanking God that you were in my arms again.
38: You may not remember it, but you definitely hogged the blankets that night. I remember because it woke me up and I just stayed up watching you sleep. | Fourth of July 2010 We walked six blocks to watch the fireworks by the AMSEC building. It was so crowded, but we didn't care as long as we had each other.
39: For some reason we all thought it would be a good idea to put the table on Soko. | Cheesy grins and all, I still love you.
40: Our second Thanksgiving | and first Christmas tree!
41: You cried on me for the first time and I promised you a place better than Great Lakes. I promised you my heart again, but most importantly you came back.
59: I hope you look back at this book and realize all the good times we've had and all of the things we still have. I pray that when you're gone you find peace in this book and you find something to come home to. I will always be here for you Andy. Forever and Ever amen. I pray you find that bravery and confidence you been searching for, but always know that it's been with you all along. I hope that not a day goes by without you knowing how much you mean to me, or how much I love you. You are the best friend I have ever had and I'm looking forward to the day you come back to me. You're an amazing man Andy and I am so proud of you everyday. You have my heart and you have since the moment I met you. I love you.