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I sent Kareem their final invoice a few weeks ago. He sent me a text and said, “Do, you mind if I call you? I have a few questions about the invoice.” I had barely come down with laryngitis and could barely talk so I text back right away that I didn’t have a voice but that I would be happy to help answer any questions via text or email. Kareem responded, “I am sorry to hear that. I hope you feel better soon!” He then went on to stay he was confused about the final numbers. Which made me worry I had done my math wrong. Which I had done. In their favor. Their final invoice, according to my calculations was lower than what they did owe. Kareem wanted to make sure that I was paid fully, what was due to me, so I wouldn’t be “shorted”.

And that’s the kind of people they are. And that is one of the reason I am attracted to them: they live with integrity. And that will always be one of human nature’s most beautiful traits! And these two both have it and live with it. And I adore that about them.

Their wedding day is obviously being planned as a celebration for them, but they have all their family members, best friends, and guests in mind. These two people care so much more about other people than themselves that they would, without hesitation give up their own dinner, at their own wedding, for someone who happened to have not been served, and they wouldn’t think two seconds about it, and they wouldn’t mention it again, and they wouldn’t be hungry the rest of the night because they would have been filled with the spirit of mutual love, respect, and joy for other people.

I feel so magnetized to them both, like they are my family. Like they believe in me and love me as if I was one of their own, and I know they will treat me that way on their wedding day, and that’s why I feel a profound responsibility to do my very best for them, because that’s what they would do for me!!!

I love them both. I love their little family. I love their friends. I love what they stand for and believe in, and I love the way they choose to live their lives and love other people. I am so happy to have met them and am so happy to have this opportunity to be a part of their life!!

Ashlie and Kareem, you are both so lovely!! I am so looking forward to Friday and the day with your families and friends!! Thank you, from my heart, for including me, and for being such good, kind, and nice people! I admire you so much!!