I first met Leslie in Africa, when we were 20 years old, on a Habitat for Humanity build in Tanzania. I had lots of expectations of Africa, and while many of them proved to be misinformed, the biggest surprise was befriending a fiery red-head from Wyoming. But I’m sure glad it happened. Then Leslie met Sam, and together are just amazing. Due to heartbreaking, frustrating, unfair and painful circumstances, they have to fight for their love and choose it and cherish it every single day. It’s inspiring to everyone near them: their wonderful families, their faithful friends, and little old me, to name a few. Wyoming is a beautiful place, full of honest, kind people and huge blue skies. And boy, can they throw a PARTY.