When I first met Bekah Shepherd, she was just a small girl – my best friend Rachel’s little sister who would run wild with the little brothers and climb into bed with Rachel at night when we would have sleepovers. Years later she came to work for us, both in the office and then also as Seven’s nanny once he was born. Five days a week, all day long, for 2 years we were together in the same house and while even most people you really love become a bit tiresome after too much togetherness, I can honestly say that we never got tired of having Bekah around. My friend’s little sister became one of our dearest friends — “our Bekah” as we still call her today. She became a part of us, an intrinsic part of our life, as Shepherds have a way of doing. Even now, after she’s moved on to greater career aspirations for the past 3 years, we still conspire on how we might be able to lure her back in one day. ;)
Now everyone knows that we LOVE big families and the Shepherds are our all-time favorite big family! They are our people and we feel so special to have been taken in by them. This is the family everyone would love to be a part of. Thought they may have seemed completely overwhelming at first due to their numbers alone, I think Josh will agree that he really hit the jackpot not just with his bombshell of a wife, but also with the amazing family that comes with her. And now we’ve had the pleasure of meeting Josh and his family and they are the sweetest, most perfect fit — I can already tell that Bekah has won the lottery as well.
So really, knowing all that, can you imagine a better way to spend our Sunday morning than celebrating with these folks? They were even worth the 5am wakeup call. ;)