BC: But as for me, I will always have HOPE. Isaiah 71:14
FC: The start of Walker & Natalie
1: This is for Walker Lee Keadle in honor of our time together thus far and a glimpse into the memories we have begun to make! | Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Jesus Christ. Philippians 4: 6-7
2: We have quickly learned two is better than one Even though we have only just begun Our start has been special & one of a kind Without God as my captain you I would not find Our time & memories have flown and grew I cannot wait to learn & spend more time with you Football season is coming fast I promise to support UGA despite my ugly past You are sweet, kind & melt my heart I will miss you & be eager until we are no longer apart This book is a small token of how much I care I hope you know I think we are a one of a kind pair So ahead is the first chapter of you & me Enjoy my attempt at creativity | Walker
3: First date: March 18, 2011 NCAA Basketball Finals Georgia Bulldogs vs. Washington Huskies Unfortunately the Bulldogs were defeated by the Huskies in Charlotte, NC, but it was a fun and exciting start to getting to know you. I learned on our road trip that you love UGA, don't smoke, are a southern gentleman and I have a blast with you. | Our start...
4: March 30, 2011 Our first picture came on a memorable night where we crammed in three very different events! We started the night enjoying barbeque plates prepared by the AGR boys and being serenaded by one of the brothers. Next was an Entourage Fashion Show where we supported Ash and laughed a lot. You sweetly asked was it appropriate to stare at the models. When I thought our night was through and the next days interview was looming on me, you suggested shopping at Jos. A. Bank. I enjoyed our shopping trip so much and you bought your first pair of cuff links and started a trend. I love how our dates had so much versatility allowing us to discover and appreciate each other. | The Weeks Following...
5: Things you did making our start special: - Telling me you like me Walker: "I dig me some Nat." - UGA Baseball Games You took me to most of the games and let me meet Mr. Alan and section 5. - Cooking for me You cooked for me from your mom's cook book and the food was wonderful and the thought won my heart a little. - Frisbee Golf First Friday night date where I let you win and the current score is Walker- 1, Nat- 1. - Church We started going to Athens Church together. - Pasta Night I got sick and you still wanted to be around me. It was the night that we laid under the stars for the first time.
6: Easter Weekend... | Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones. Proverbs 16:24
7: First trip to Tifton and meeting the Barber Family, while the midst of turkey hunting. I knew I was a lucky girl when you drove all over Georgia to spend time with me and my family.
8: Weekend at the Coast...
9: Mother's Day Weekend in Eulonia, Ga with lots of time on the water and getting to know my fam.
10: Weekend on the Island...
11: We spent a weekend with your family on the island in mid May. We played tennis, beached it with Mac, and had a wonderful dinner with your parents. | We packed a lot into one weekend, but I loved getting to know your family!
12: The Lake... | Another wonderful lake memory is Memorial Day and Alan's trip to the hospital. "I have a dent in my head!" | The earth is the Lord's, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it; for he founded it upon the seas and established it upon the waters. Psalm 24: 1-2
13: One of our many trips to the lake! I'll never forgot our first lake trip, along with the one that kept us out until after midnight! "That's romantic Bubba." | The day we used the Zip Sled was very special to me. The joy we got out of cheering each other on for not getting bucked off just made my heart soar! Then you patiently helped me try to learn to slalom ski....I was so close!!
14: Activities... | Our weekly dates this spring became baseball games and weekends getting to know each others friends and family. We quickly mixed our separate lives into one. A constant was cooking together and for others.
15: This summer we attended five weddings in three weekends! We danced together for the first time, dominated photo booths and became pros at getting ready in the car!
16: Father's Day in Highlands, NC... | June 18th we struck out early Saturday morning to meet your parents in Cornelia. Then we headed to Highlands, NC where we spent the weekend playing tennis, eating at delicious restaurants, and playing in the river with Mac. You and Mr. Tim showed me how y'all taught Mac to rock dive and I was able to learn more about the ins and outs of the Keadle Family!
17: The restaurants we ate at were all superb. The downtown shops were fun to explore and the wine served with the cheese along with the cold weather made me really want to cuddle with you! | This weekend I really got to spend time with Mac and learn to love him and see his worth in your family. He kept you up all night, but he is still the sweetest!!
18: Birthday Festivities... | The start of your birthday festivities was a family trip to St. Simons. I attempted to keep the guests and destination a surprise, but between my inability to sneak and Hoss Bubba's mouth you were able to figure everything out. Everyone played in a family tennis tournament Saturday and on Sunday we attended Community Church. I was able to see your old stomping grounds and later you and Hoss Bubba took me for my first ride in the canoe. It was a wonderful weekend!
19: After a lot of emails we all planned you a birthday meal. We cooked you a four course meal and as we progressed from course to course you and Hoss Bubba attempted to catch a gator. Choot 'em Elizabeth!!
20: Birthday Festivities...
21: On your actual birthady I was able to get a group of your close friends to congregate at Tom and Steph's house and have birthday dinner with you. Tom and Steph opened up their home and helped me pull off your second birthday surprise. After eating hotdogs and hamburgers grilled by Tom everyone played games and fellowshipped. Happy 26 Walker!! | I cannot say how much I truly have enjoyed getting to know all your friends, but I especially love our times with Tom, Steph and Hoss Bubba.
22: Fourth of July 2011... | Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. John 14:27
23: We spent our fourth of July with Anna and Zach at the Summit watching the fireworks around Athens. However, we previously spent the weekend apart, you and your dad flew to Montana to go fly fishing and I spent the weekend with all my family in the north Georgia mountains.
24: Sweet Walker, The joy and excitement you have swiftly brought into my life is amazing! You are completely a gift from our Heavenly Father and I could never of guessed how truly perfect the Lord's plan would be for our lives. His promise of eternal life and love without end is the definition of giving your life to someone and the essence of beauty. God's plans for us thus far have been beautiful and God breathed, so whatever He has down the road is exactly what I desire for us. Relationships are not easy and having God as the focal point only allows us the reassurance of glorifying and serving Him, it doesn't mean times will not be hard, but I pray He uses those hardships to grow us in Him and together. I know the distance isn't our plan, but because His plan is perfect I feel strong, secure and at peace for our months ahead. Our week nights will not be the same, but my efforts are that we still pack as much as we want into our weekends! The distance will give us time to | My Heart to Yours...
25: appreciate conversations during the week and quality time on the weekends. I am so thankful that you are supporting me in pursing my dream and getting a degree that will allow me to achieve a job that gives me great joy and satisfaction in life. The Godly man you are melts my heart and the possibility that God allows us to withstand life's trails and perhaps end up together as husband and wife gives me hope in Him. No matter what, wherever we go in life I know God has big plans for each of us together or apart and I will always have a special place in my heart for you and the time we share together. You are dashing and charming, with a heart that bleeds UGA red and loves with a passion only the Lord above can understand. I admire the man you are and am truly blessed to be called yours. -Natalie
26: Living Life.. | Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart. Proverbs 3:3
27: I thank my God every time I remember you. Philippians 1:3