The holidays are upon us, and for the Matherne family it is an extra special time.
During this time of year, people begin to focus on holiday parties, family gatherings and travel plans, but for our family we are focused this month on the wedding of our daughter.
Our third daughter, Malayne, is marrying Jake, a lieutenant and Navy pilot she met while he was in flight school in Pensacola three years ago. You know how those stories go, it starts off as a fun girls trip to the beach and then suddenly you meet the guy you will marry. It has been a wonderful time preparing for our first family wedding, and these past three years getting to know Jake and his family have been great.
As the father of three girls, what I always hoped for is that we raised them to be strong, independent ladies that develop the self-confidence to be successful in life and along the way find someone to spend the rest of their life with in a nourishing and loving relationship.
So this holiday season, I raise a glass and toast to many things, but especially to the new Mr. & Mrs. Lt. Jacob “Jake” and Malayne Schmidt. To many years of happiness.
PS. Happy 29 years Andrea. Love you forever.