Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Our Fourth Anniversary

Daniel and Annelise Rowe Fourth Anniversary

This past year has brought with it so many trials, challenges, hurdles and gray hairs—but the biggest constant in my life this last year (besides God, of course) has been that loving, sweet husband of mine. The smile on my face in the photo above is the smile that I reserve for him only. It's a real smile—one that exudes adoration, devotion, and a love that grows for him as each day passes.

When people say, "I'm so lucky," it can sometimes come off as cliché. When I think it—every single day—I know it to be 100% true. I can't put into words everything that my husband does for me, but the list keeps growing and growing and sometimes I just have to step back and take a look at just how good we have it... because we do—we have it so, so good.

As we celebrate our fourth anniversary today and a total of five-and-a-half years together, I am taking a moment to reflect on the photo above, one of my very favorites ever taken of us (from January 2016), and just rejoice in the happiness that Daniel brings me and the love that we share in our marriage. I don't always show my feelings—gotta keep that military bearing, right?—but you can't help but notice how truly happy I am in that photo. That is REAL happiness. And I find it in my husband.

Daniel, happy fourth anniversary. You're my best friend and you know me better than anyone. You put up with all my garbage, and you do it with so much grace. God blessed me with the perfect gift when He gave me you. I love you. Pound it... (pound, pound, pound!).

Past Anniversary Posts: Year OneYear TwoYear Three

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