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HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO MY BEAUTIFUL WIFE! THE BEST (AND LAST) FIRST DATE
F our years ago, a mission trip to Cuba changed my life — and not in the way you might expect. The goal of the trip was to bring first aid and other supplies to people in need on the island, so the group I went with packed up clothes, shoes, cell phones, and other things hard to come by in Cuba and distributed them when we got there. It was amazing to see those supplies go to people who could really use them, and I’ll always remember how good it felt to be able to help. But what really changed my life about that trip, even more than those memories, was meeting my wife, Rachel. Rachel and I talked a bit on the Cuba trip, but it wasn’t until we got back to the states that we went on our first date. Luckily, we both lived in Atlanta, so that made it easier to meet up. I was a bigtime golfer back then, so we actually decided to meet up at Top Golf in the afternoon and play a few games. It happened to be Memorial Day, and neither of us had anything to do so we thought, why not get to know each other better? Well, golf turned into dinner, which turned into catching a movie, which turned into drinks, which turned into dessert. Before we knew it, we’d spent the whole day together! The entire extended date was incredible, but I didn’t need the dinner, movie, drinks, or dessert to realize that Rachel was the one. I figured it out right away, as soon as I saw that she could actually golf. She was a take-no-prisoners pro, and I was so impressed! After I dropped her off at 11 p.m. that night, I called my dad and told him I was going to marry her.
Two years later, I made good on that promise! Rachel and I got married on April 20, 2019, at Chateau Elan Winery in Braselton. I’d love to
say it was a perfect day, but we actually had terrible weather — it dropped 30 degrees overnight and was freezing, rainy, and windy for our outdoor wedding. Still, Rachel stuck it out even in a spaghetti strap dress. That’s when I really knew she was in it for the long haul! Rachel has been an incredibly supportive partner over our three years together — she puts up with my long work hours, represents the firm at corporate dinners and has always understood our mission. She gets what Seth and I are trying to do here at Bader Scott, which is build an exceptional firm with a legacy of developing leadership and helping our clients, our community, and ultimately the world. When you’re building something as complicated as a law firm, I think it is necessary to have a partner who has your back, and Rachel has been that for me since day one. We’re celebrating our one-year anniversary this month with a trip to Barbados, and I’ve been looking forward to it for months. Considering all of the sacrifices, time, and effort Rachel has put it to help me with my career, she really deserves this tropical getaway — heck, she deserves 10 of them. Rachel, if you’re reading this, know that you’re my rock in the hard times, and I can’t wait to spend a week by your side. For everyone else reading, do me a favor today and give your partner a hug tonight. The world is a much brighter place when you face it together!
–Luis Scott, Managing Partner
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