The Random Writings of Rachel: Reflections on Six Years Married

Reflections on Six Years Married


 (A few more shots from the annual photoshoot)

My Angel. I have never, and will never, try to convince the world that you're the sweetest and most amazing husband of all time. You're not, and I don't expect you to be. You are just you--funny, opinionated, and incessantly weird. Sometimes you accidentally lock me in the house when you leave for work and then I can't escape so I have to call my parents to get the spare set of keys and come and let me out. Other times, you're overwhelmed by my grand creative plans and my brain which never stops turning--but along the way, I've lost count of the times you've held me and said, "There's no one like you. No one who thinks the way you do. I can't believe how unique you are. Keep up the good work." Thanks for always being there--for being my friend this year when I skipped with joy through Tokyo Disneyland, when I spouted cutting words of wrath against systems of injustice in our world, and when I have cried for weeks straight after the loss of our baby girl. 

I'm so glad that all those years ago you met a scrawny, awkward teenager and saw your perfect wife. We've had our hardest times yet this year, and I don't know whether next year will be easier or harder. All those other girls can keep their amazing husbands, because what you are is mine. Let's keep adventuring. After all, I vowed on our wedding day that I would never leave you alone. And you know now just how much I meant it. ;)

Onwards to year 7.



{I wanted some crackers so we stopped at the grocery store on the way home from taking anniversary pictures. And Angel's favorite thing is taking photos in elevators so obviously we had to do that too.}

14 comments:

  1. Happy anniversary! Same here, I no longer like to say that I have "the most amazing" husband; I have an amazing one for me. I hope that your seventh year will be full of more blessings.

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  2. Why are you two so cute!? <3 Happy anniversary! :]!

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  3. Ha ha! Him locking you in the house sounds just like something Saia would do. ;-) You two are so, so sweet.

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  4. this is the best :) happy beginning of year 7!

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  5. Happy Anniversary! I'm glad you and Angel have each other.

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  6. Congratulaltions you two!

    It is through times of great difficulty and how you manage cope with that difficulty that will define your marriage in the years to come.

    bisous
    Suzanne

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  7. Happy anniversary! I love your yearly photoshoots :)
    Life has certainly thrown a lot your way this year. I pray you continue to journey through it together and that your marriage will be a great source of joy and comfort in those tough seasons.

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  8. Happy Anniversary, all the best in year seven!

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  9. Love this! Happy Anniversary! Yay for wedding dresses being worn again and again!

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  10. So sweet. Happy Anniversary! May year 7 be easier and happier.

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  11. happy six years! Here's to lucky number 7! xX y'all are the cutest!

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