3 years

Today is Ryan and my third anniversary. Three years ago, we said our wedding vows in front of 19 of our closest friends and family on a freezing cold winter day in New Hampshire. Three years ago, we dedicated our lives to each other, and we haven’t looked back. It’s been a true adventure being married to this man.

In three years together, we’ve lived in two homes, two states together, welcomed two children, bought our first house, adopted a dog, weathered two promotions, a TDY to Korea, WOCs, BOLC, roadtrips and so much more. It hasn’t always been easy, but it’s been perfect and the best sort of work that one can do. Marriage is such a beautiful balance of two people – two lives – merging into one, and I’m so grateful that I’ve been blessed to do so with this man.

Together, we’ve run two half marathons. We went to Mexico and the Bahamas. We visited Quebec City and Toronto, and we’ve explored our current home state of New York. We’ve done some home improvements like adding a back porch with pergola and transitioned to a healthy-eating lifestyle. We challenge each other to be better, and that’s why this marriage works so well.

Ryan, thank you for choosing me. Every time I see you with our boys, it reaffirms what I already know – you are our rock. I’m so grateful to have you, to love you and to spend all of eternity with you and our little family. Most of all though, I want you to know that you’re my hero…truly. You give so much of yourself to not only us, but to your country, and I am so proud to be your wife.

Happy anniversary, my love.