I met Cody when I first moved to Richmond back in 2010. I had met some friends here who also shared a deep love for Africa, Cody being one of them. The four of us would talk about our trips, swap adventure stories and photos. No matter the fact that we all had different experiences, the bond of that continent created an instant friendship between all of us. In 2011 we all decided to finally create a shared memory. We traveled to Kenya together. During that trip, I learned about Megan. Late night stories around the fireplace in a village near the rift valley is where Cody shared his heart for Megan. They dated in college for a few years. The summer after college, they broke up and went separate ways. Megan moved to Nicaragua, Cody joined staff with Hope Church in Richmond. Worlds apart, the odds were against them. Between the stories shared around that fireplace and the singing at the top of our lungs to Adelle (yep, I just called you out on that, Cody), it was obvious Cody had not lost hope. Their story has so many intimate details of God's grace and perfect timing...if you want to hear it sometime, I'm sure they would love to sit with you over a cup of hot chai tea and share-It's worth the listen! But, let me tell you. That girl Cody talked about in Kenya is back in the picture, and back to stay! And she is worth the wait. I feel blessed to be able to capture the next step in their adventure, their wedding. Here's to you two. To sticking to your guns, Megan and learning about God's timing. To you, Cody, for pursuing the one you love no matter the fight.