This is wedding week in our family. #RaineyBorgdorffWedding is approaching with only 5 days to go. Noah and Lauren have been friends since 4th grade. They are truly a love story that has unfolded over time. They are a hand-in-glove fit and complement each other in the perfect ways. Because we have been with Noah and Lauren for so many years, we have an abundance of pictures. I have included some that will show you the flavor of the fun they have together.
Noah and Lauren have worked hard to make their wedding day the best it can be. They have navigated COVID with intention, making hard decisions along the way. They have had to let go of some things and have handled that with grace and honesty.
As we look forward to this coming Saturday, June 12th, 2o21, we learned of a delightful tidbit today.
Little did they know that the day they picked for their wedding is also known as “Loving Day,” a celebration marking the day the Supreme Court struck down state bans against interracial marriage.
USA Today shares the following:
June 12 is Loving Day, a celebration marking the day the Supreme Court struck down state bans against interracial marriage.
The day is named for the monumental case, Loving v. Virginia, and the interracial couple at its center, Richard and Mildred Loving. The 1967 Supreme Court decision struck down 16 state bans on interracial marriage as unconstitutional.
“Over the long haul, it changes America,” said Peter Wallenstein, author of “Race, Sex, and the Freedom to Marry: Loving v. Virginia.” “It’s just a stunning case.”
In the five decades since the decision, interracial marriage has increased dramatically. In 2015, one in six newlyweds had a spouse of a different race or ethnicity, which is more than five times higher than the number of intermarried newlyweds in 1967, according to Pew Research Center analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data. I am grateful for these two and their long friendship and upcoming wedding. I remember clearly how Len, my brother, and Noah’s Dad, who died in December of 2012, clearly stated, she is the one for Noah. It comforts my tender heart knowing Lauren knew Len, and Len so enjoyed Lauren.
We love you, Noah and Lauren, and look forward to celebrating you this weekend and in all the years to come. I am thankful for Loving Day and your love for each other.
Blessed be His Name!