In our photo above you can see just a glimpse of our dedication to Chick-fil-A and Cow Appreciation Day. Well, our love for your food and each other started a few years before this photo.
During college our local provider offered a deal for students, and as people were pairing up to be semester-long meal partners, Mary-Kate and I decided to forsake our previous partners and take turns buying each others meals every Monday night. Deciding who would become your Chick-fil-A partner was serious business. Chose incorrectly, and the world could come to an end. One needed to make sure the chosen partner was dependable, loyal, and a conversationalist. Initially our outings consisted of about 5 groups of partners and slowly (and intentionally ;) ) our group became smaller and smaller until it was just Mary-Kate and myself. We got to know each other over a Chick-fil-A Chicken Sandwiches for 1 full school year. If we could ask the booths, chairs, floor tiles and walls of all the establishments we have visited together what they think of our story, you may hear phrases including: "...dedicated", "...consistent", and "...easy-going", "...laughter", "...loving".
Fast forward a few years and you will see us in a new town attending Chick-fil-A the day before our wedding with our closest friends and family. Luckily, our current town offers a similar deal from our college town on Monday nights that helps us remember where our story started and gives us hope for where our lives will take us.
Chick-fil-A serves as a meeting place, a confluence of people and stories, and a place of everlasting friendship that will forever be a part of our story. Thank you for being a refuge and a positive place for us to enjoy.