A Letter for Ricky and Jelsa

Hey Lovebirds,

It’s from a million miles away today that I write you this little letter, and I am especially homesick, knowing that I won’t be there when two of my very best friends in the world are getting married and I can’t be there to see it. I thought about sending a letter, but outgoing mail here can be unreliable; furthermore, it’s deathly slow, and frankly we know Ricky likes the spotlight anyway; thus, here we are in a blog post…



You are one of my very best friends in the world. I’d say that it seems like just yesterday that we met, but that would be doing you a disservice, I feel like I’ve known you my entire life. It wasn’t long after you showed up in North Dakota that we met and a deep friendship began. I always found it easy to get along with you, and to this day, we still laugh at the same jokes, tell the same stories, and reminisce about this friendship that absolutely changed my life. We traveled a lot of miles together, been down a lot of roads, and in our years of friendship have managed to always pick up right where we left off, no matter the distance or how much life has changed. You have always been there for me, and it breaks my heart that for the time I want to be there for you most, I can’t.

I am so very happy for you, and I hope that every detail that I know you have meticulously planned comes to fruition in a manner deserving of such wonderful people as you and Jelsa. Know that you have all my prayers, my love, and my good wishes as you walk down the aisle; and that I would move Heaven and Earth if it meant I could be there for you two.

From now until the end of time, the best of brothers we will be, I love you Ricky, congratulations on your wedding day.

Oh I’m a lucky man,
To count on both hands
The ones I love
Some folks just have one
Yeah others they got none…

Pearl Jam РJust Breathe 


I don’t tell you this nearly enough, but you have been a blessing in all of our lives since the day you entered them. I knew we would get along famously since the day we met, and I’ll be dammed if that wasn’t one of the few things I’ve gotten right in this life. You are a voracious giver, sweet, caring, patient and kind. I don’t need to tell Ricky, because he already knows, but he doesn’t deserve you, in fact, I can think of few men that could. You have been a part of the Kappa Sigma family since it began, and you have brought so much light and love into all of our lives. I hope every ounce of that is given back to you ten-fold on your wedding day. You will be a beautiful bride. Thank you for every laugh, every mile, every cupcake, and every single memory we have all had together along the way. I haven’t deserved them, but I’ve cherished every single one.

From now until the end of time, you will have my love and friendship, and I wish you the happiest wedding day possible. I can’t wait to introduce myself to Mrs. Pallay, and from my temporary home out here, I propose a toast:

“To Mr. and Mrs. Pallay, may God continue to bless you and keep you. Here’s to years of memories and blessings to come, and a long fruitful marriage, temperate, loving, and patient.”

Congratulations Love Birds, and until we meet again,

All my love,

Cody Nathaniel


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