Six weeks before my wedding day, I got unexpected love advice from an Uber driver. Here is what happened:
Roosevelt, the Uber driver introduced himself and asked where we were coming from. I proudly told him, ‘my best friend’s wedding!’ This was the morning after Nicole and Tyler’s wedding and we had just finished up our brunch with them and their families. Roosevelt quickly replied, ‘so when is your’s?’ When we told him that it was only six weeks away, he was overjoyed for us and went on to tell us that he has been married for thirty years so far!
Since he was obviously doing something right I asked Roosevelt if he had the secret to a happy marriage.
He laughed and smiled through the rear view mirror at us and said, “Well, all I can say is, I found the right girl. So find the right person and just stay married to them. Through it all, just stay married to the right person.”
In Roosevelt’s car, as I reached over to hold Cory’s hand, I thought to myself that I found the right person that Roosevelt was talking about.
Now, I am not a pro like, Roosevelt. Since I’m still a newlywed, I imagine that marriage will encompass the best of times, some hard times, wonderful times, scary times and what lies ahead is completely unknown to all of us. If you are with your right person, like Roosevelt says, well then all of those times will be together and you will never go a day feeling alone.
Now that I am married, I know that I am an even better wedding photographer than I was before because I have a love that is unparalleled to anything else I have ever experienced. And isn’t that part of the goal for our lives – living truly fulfilled – and doing that alongside the right person? Find the right person and stay married to them. The true meaning to Roosevelt’s advice for us was layered with years of marriage experience behind him and I hope years of marriage ahead of him, with his right person.
We all are in the beginning of our Roosevelt Level of love and marriage but I believe that we all deserve that kind of love. That love deserves to be celebrated. So, if you have a love like Roosevelt’s, it is no surprise that I want to capture your love story for you. One that involves walking hand in hand together and living a fulfilled and adventurous life together all with your right person.
Because life is that much sweeter when you find the right girl or boy and just stay married to them.