The Random Writings of Rachel: 4th Anniversary

4th Anniversary

4 years of marriage.

I love that husband of mine.

I promised him a "treat" when he finished HSK 1 for Chinese on Memrise. His treat of choice was a burger and fries.
I love that in a world where everyone complains about staged Instagram photos, he happily snaps away and posts ill-lit, blurry photos of whatever he wants to.

I love that he can convince me that I'm beautiful while at the same time loudly describing how much he does not like my outfit.

I love that whenever I give him a piece of food because it doesn't meet my standards (it's too greasy, doesn't taste good, it's lump of fat, etc.) he recognizes that I'm only giving it to him because I don't want to eat it and he says, "That's my Rachy!" with a big smile. He likes the fact that I use him as a human bin for scraps of food that I don't want. It helps that he eats anything. It especially helped when I slyly put an oyster that was given to me at a fancy dinner on his plate for consumption and he ate it without a word. That's teamwork.

I love that he's proud of our marriage and is quick to set people straight when they think we are merely dating (I'm not sure why, but many people don't assume that we are married when they meet us).

I love that he spontaneously tried to buy a surprise hair straightening iron for me but got to the cash register and realized he didn't bring enough cash, so he had to put it back.

I love that he's never embarrassed, including on occasions when he hasn't had enough money on him to buy something that he brought up to the cash register.

I love that he can go from chatting with his parents on Skype in Spanish to studying Chinese and speaking to our coworkers in sentences where every single word is is in the wrong place but they understand him anyway (sometimes).

I love that he plays Fernando Ortega and Rich Mullins songs in the mornings as we get ready for work together.

I love that he loves my family as much as I do.

But mostly, I love that somehow, in the weirdest possible way, we are just right for each other, and it becomes more and more apparent with each passing year.

41 comments:

  1. Happy Anniversary you two!! Hope its a great day:)

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  2. That's awesome! Congrats to you both!

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  3. That's so lovely Rachel :) Happy 4 year Anniversary to you and Angel! :) Hope for many, many more.. Take Care guys and how wonderful that you two are peas in a pod :) -Iva

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  4. So sweet, lovely post! It's all of the little things that make a relationship great, isn't it? Happy Anniversary!

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  5. This is so beautiful! Happy anniversary :) You two are adorable

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  6. Aww! So happy for both of you, you're both a great catch Rachel! :)

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  7. So sweet! I just love that y'all are so perfect for each other.

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  8. Love this! Happy Anniversary you two!

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  9. you two are adorable and wonderful!

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  10. Happy anniversary! Very sweet post; it sounds like you have a wonderful husband!

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  11. Aw I love this. Happy anniversary!!!

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  12. Happy anniversary! I am so with you on the "human bin for scraps of food."

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  13. this is so very sweet and it makes me smile that you two have such a great relationship together!

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  14. This is really cute!
    Happy Anniversary!
    And it's good all those things you love about him! That is why you married him isn't it ;)

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  15. This is so sweet. One of my favorite things about marriage is realizing what a good fit you are as time goes on. Happy Anniversary!

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  16. Happy anniversary! This is super sweet! My husband calls me "Rachie" too. :D

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  17. aww!!! happy anniversary you two lovebirds! this is the sweetest.

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  18. Awwww...this was lovely : ) Happy anniversary you two weirdos...and I mean that in the nicest way ; ) (weird=interesting)

    bisous
    Suzanne

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  19. Oh happy day! I hope you had a wonderful celebration. Also, I love your very fist thing on your list about Instagram. I love Instagram but especially fall for photos who are authentic.

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  20. Congratulations! My husband and I celebrated our 5th last week! So blessed!!!

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  21. Aww, yay! Joyeux anniversaire du mariage! I'm happy for you both. :)

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  22. Happy anniversary! We celebrate ours in 10 days!!! Looks like you had a great time!!!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

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  23. Happy anniversary! What a happy couple!

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  24. Happy anniversary! And, it's great to have a husband who'll eat everything you won't! =)

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  25. Rachel, this post made me smile like the happiest kid in the world! I love hearing these intricate little details about your relationship. So lovely. <3

    Also, I haven't commented in so long and I apologize for that--I promise I'm getting back on track, and I've missed your writing so much!

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  26. Happy Anniversary!!! You guys are the cutest!

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  27. This is such a heartwarming special, deeply beautiful post. Happiest anniversary wishes to you both! May you have countless more years of love and wedded bliss together!

    ♥ Jessica

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  28. What a sweet post! Happy Anniversary!! P eats the things I don't want to eat either or finishes the drinks I order but don't like :) It's a great system.

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