S: Match Made In Heaven
BC: Happily Ever After
FC: Carmen & Russell Kirkpatrick July 9th 2010
1: The Bride & Groom | Only a story God himself could write... It was club day on campus the day Carmen was picking up books at SDSU with her Mom. There she first met Russell at the "Aztec Christian Association" table. She was quickly welcomed into the group and spent the rest of the weekend with them. She attended nearly every group activity there after and became best friends with Caitlin Norris.
2: Love is patient, love is kind.
6: Now taking a step back.. In late August 2007, Russell and his good friend Caitlin sat down to write down the type of person each would like to help become Christians. Caitlin’s mind drew a blank so she asked Russ to describe the girl for her as she | began to write, “Russ's Dream Girl” at the top of the page.
7: He laughed, but gladly started describing her as having "dark curly hair, athletic build, 5"4, intense, passionate, strong character, supportive, random/funny, and islander." Caitlin took all of this down and prayed over it as to find not only 'Russ's Dream Girl,' but also her best friend.
8: Glorify the Lord with me: let us exalt his name together ~ Psalms 34:3
10: Today I marry my friend... | It didn't take long before Russell and Carmen realized that they both really enjoyed each other's company. It really hit him one day when Caitlin, Russ, and a few other friends were at Carmen's apartment enjoying some amazing Puerto Rican Arroz con Pollo.
15: A Dream Come True
21: As they enjoyed their dinner, a small hand-painted sign hung over Carmen's dining room table that said, “Island Girl.” Russell could not believe what he was just coming to realize. His "Dream Girl" was right in front of him. All the qualities on that list was a description of Carmen Perez! A year and a half later Russell told Carmen of his "Dream Girl" List as he asked for her hand in marriage on November 27, 2009.
24: The day is finally here
30: Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work. If one falls down, his friend can help him up. But pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up! Ecc 4:9-12
36: Today is the day that has been blessed by God for us to make a commitment to one another, these commitments I VOW to keep for the rest of my life. I vow to love the Lord my God with all my heart, with all my soul, and with all my strength. Out of that love I promise to live my life in love with you, by my actions, and in always speaking the truth. I vow to never lose sight of you as God’s daughter, his princess, to serve and respect you as such. My Dream Girl, I promise to never forget that in you God has given me exactly what I’ve needed and wanted. I promise to fight for you and our unity, to seek to understand what you are feeling and to always work through our challenges. I will always love the grumpy, tired Carmen as much as I love the happy, fun-loving Carmen. | I vow to grow old by your side, and through the years that we spend together making a difference in the world to the glory of our God. I commit to you, as my one and only true partner and best friend for life.
37: Today is the day that has been blessed by God for us to make a commitment to one another, these commitments I VOW to keep for the rest of my life. I vow to continue living my life with God as my utmost priority, putting His kingdom above all else. No matter where we are in the World, I vow to always do Gods work with you, passionately seeking and saving the lost together, using our relationship to help shape the world. I promise to continue falling in love with you each and everyday, even through our challenges I will never let anything come in between our love for each other. I vow to always be your #1 fan, whether its cheering for your football team (when I really don't know what is going on), or supporting you as you fix something that YOU broke, but mostly to encourage you to always fulfill you dreams. I vow to submit to your leadership, following you, as you follow Christ. Lastly, I vow to always remember that I am the luckiest girl, in love with her best friend.
39: I DO
40: Just Married
44: Mami y Papi, I am so blessed to have parents like you. Parents that have instilled strength and courage in me to follow the truth and to do my best at everything. Today is the day that I have been dreaming of my whole life, and I know that for you today is the day that you have allowed me to spread my wings and become the woman you have taught me to be. Though a tough day, it is also an exciting day to see all your hard work pay off. Today is your day, as well as mine. All of my accomplishments have only been possible through your complete support in everything that I have put my heart in and I am eternally grateful for that. I have you and God to thank for who you have helped me become, which in turn helped me find my soulmate. Our marriage will take in these qualities to become a family founded on truth and love. Te amo muchisimo, Carmencita
46: And They Lived ...