“A friend is one that knows you as you are, understands where you have been, accepts what you have become, and still, gently allows you to grow.” – William Shakespeare
Over the last few years, we’ve gone through some hard reflections on the friendships in our lives and what in essence are the friendships we want to continue nurturing. People will always flow into your life and out again, leaving their unique imprint. It takes a special group of people to keep growing and progressing with one another, loving the laughter that the others bring, and enjoying the silence that lives in between. The relationship between Chris, Pete and Azadeh is just that – a place of growth and a place of incredible laughter. But at the pinnacle of that fortress is this deep surging love for one another and the commitment to stand strong in times of hardship and during moments of celebration. When Azadeh sent us an email talking about how she wanted to do something special for Chris, we immediately knew that here was a story ready to be told. The dynamic between the three of them was balanced and beautiful. Laughter was the only melody singing throughout their home as all three created a nest of light and warmth. It wasn’t until we whisked Chris + Pete away for some one on one time did we see the essence of their relationship. Theirs was a love of intense respect, bridging laughter, an enjoyment for life as it is, and between all these elements flowed a deep surging sea of adoration and commitment. They have hopes and dreams for the other and will strive to make those become the reality for the other.
Thank you for allowing us into your life of love. As three, you are dynamic and your friendship is impenetrable. And as two, Chris + Pete are a fortress of what every relationship should be. Keep growing and being the wonderful people that you are. Thank you for making our cheeks hurt with laughter and our hearts soar witnessing displays of utter blinding love for one another.