Four years ago, Steven and I exchanged vows in front of our family and friends. Its amazing to see how far we've come and how much we have experienced in just four years. We've added two amazingly beautiful children to our family. We've spent over 15 months apart (spanning 4 deployments and a TDY). We've lived in Germany. We've weathered four surgeries, six weeks of bed rest, three PCS moves and, most currently, Steven on crutches. We are so blessed to have such amazing family and friends who have supported us and pushed us to be better people. And we look forward to spending the next few years close to our family and making new friends.
Today we celebrate our anniversary together, which all military families know is not a given. We will spend time with our children and may be lucky enough to have a few moments alone to reflect over the past and look forward to the future. We'll do something "special" like dinner or a movie when time allows (and Steven's foot heals a little more), but we know that everyday we get to spend together is special and not to be taken for granted.
The most thing we will do today, is something we do everyday: say 'I love you.' And hope th
at our love shines into the lives of our children.
I love you Steven.