Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Happy Anniversary!

Three years ago today Roger and I were sealed in the Columbia River Temple for time and all eternity. I will never forget that extremely emotional day. It is one I will always remember. I had stayed in Tri-Cities the night before to get ready and beat everyone to the temple so while I was sitting there waiting I broke down. When Roger got there and realized I was a mess with huge tears he was so worried I wasn't ready, but that was not the case at all. I had wanted everything to be so perfect and how could it be when my mom wasn't there yet to help me with my dress? The temple president allowed my dad to give me a father's blessing so that I would be able to be comforted and know that it was going to be okay. After that I was so ready to get sealed to Roger. He was so amazing that day and so loving. I love going to the temple with him because I feel so at peace with everything and the look in his eyes makes my heart melt. I am so lucky to have Roger in my life.
When Roger returned from his mission and we started dating he got called to teach gospel essentials and when I sat in his class for his first lesson I knew he was the one I wanted to marry. He knew so much about the scriptures and I could see his passion for the gospel. It was something I had always wanted to find in a mate and he had it. Roger helps me want to learn so much more about the church. I love that even though he's a convert to the church he has so much knowledge of the gospel because he chose to study so much on his mission. I mean he memorized all of the scriptures they were supposed to on the mission and more. When he talks with my family about the gospel I get so happy because half of the things they talk about I don't know much about and am always wanting to learn more.
The gospel is a big part of Roger's life and I believe it helps him to succeed in the things he puts his all into. He knows how to comfort me and knows when I am sad. Roger always has an optimistic outlook on things when I am down in the dumps. He helps me to see that our life will only get better each day we keep living it together. I know he can get a good degree in whatever his heart desires and provide well for our family, because once he knows what he wants he fights for it.
He is an amazing father. I will never forget the way he looked at Ethan and Aliana when they were born. You could see the love he had for them in his eyes. He continues to show it daily by playing with them, talking with them, and laughing with them. Ethan adores him just as much and misses him when he's gone. He is so patient with the kids as well. For example, today Aliana cried for an hour and a half while my mom and I were on a photo shoot. She wouldn't take the formula. Surprise, Surprise. I know it can be frustrating to have a baby crying that much, but Roger stuck through it.
I love my husband so much and I know I wouldn't be the woman I am today without him. He keeps me going day to day. Life can only continue to get better! Roger you are the best! I LOVE YOU!


The Graham Family! said...

3 years?? You old woman!! haha just kidding. Life is so great when you marry the way you always wanted to, to a guy who is everything you dreamed of marrying! We both were so blessed with good husbands who are hard workers and so strong in the gospel. They are good daddy's to our little ones. Happy anniversary to you two!!

Walkers said...

Oh... you guys are so cute!!! Can't wait to see you!!!