While Luke was deployed to Iraq in 2009, He started communicating with a beautiful young lady named Billie Jeanne Heliker. She grew up in River Oaks, Tx, which is right next to Westworth Village where we live. We had met her a few years before for the first time through my best friend, Renee's son Will.
They communicated regularly by email & when Luke came home in Dec 2009 he was quite anxious to see Billie! He asked her on a date to the Nutcracker at Bass Hall! Bryan & I also had tickets to the performance. Luke asked if we could go on a double date! He figured that would be agreeable to her Mom. We enjoyed the performance & even know one of the ballerinas that performed. Havilah Sprunk was in the performance. I don't remember which parts she did that year, but it was beautiful I remember that!
Luke & Billie bonded rather quickly & were married the following year. Their actual wedding was at a military chapel at Ft Bragg, N.C. on Sept 30, 2010. Although the families couldn't attend, they had friends there who showered them with love & gifts. Then on Nov. 20, 2010, They had a special wedding ceremony here in Texas at Redeemer Church which Bryan officiated. He had communicated with the minister on the ceremony he used & incorporated it into the ceremony here. It was quite beautiful! Thank you God for the blessing of watching our children grow, mature, & start a new home. Thank you also for my lovely daughter-in-love, Billie Jeanne!