Thursday, October 13, 2011
THE JOY OF NEW FRIENDS : ASHLEY + GRIFF
I was looking for a girl with long blonde hair, she was looking for brown hair with waves. Our mutual friend Mekina was running late and was quickly texting descriptions of Ashley to me while simultaneously sending Ashley my features. We spotted each other in Fette Sau at the same time, phones in hand, and laughed. We had been set up...on a married couples date.
Mekina knew Matt and I would hit it off with Ashley and Griff. For starters, we all grew up in the south. Within the first few minutes we realized the amount of friends we had in common couldn't be counted on one hand. We all love BBQ, washed down with Cheerwine of course. Ashley and Griff just celebrated their three year wedding anniversary and Matt and I are getting ready to celebrate our first. If that wasn't enough, Matt and Griff both played baseball in college, Matt at Gardner-Webb and Griff at Harvard. Most importantly, Ashley and Griff are just good people, warm and caring, with a true heart for others.
In a big city like New York, it is truly a joy when you come across people like Ashley and Griff. I snapped a few photos of these two as we made our way to the Subway. I especially love how Ashley links on to Griff's hand, ever so subtly letting him know she cares.
To top it all off, Ashley and Griff have an INCREDIBLE love story! I hope I will have the pleasure of sharing it with you someday soon!