Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Happy Anniversary

Four years ago this Thursday, Devon gave me the greatest gift I could ever have hoped for: her hand in marriage. I thought I would take this opportunity to tell her and the whole world why I fell in love with her and why I will always love her.

Devon is the most genuinely good person I have ever known. I am embarrassed to admit that she is so much more a better person than I could ever even hope to be. She is always kind, always caring, always patient, always loving and always completely selfless.

She is so beautiful. I remember the first time I saw her, it was in a Sunday Sacrament Meeting just over five years ago and I was a strange, newly returned missionary. It was a Fast Sunday and she stood up and walked to the front of the room wearing a red Hawaiian print skirt and a white t-shirt. All the while, there I sat staring at her hanging on her every word. From that very first moment, I have always thought she is the most beautiful woman in the world.

She is such a sweet mommy, and I knew she would be long before we were blessed with our little Chloe. It never ceases to amaze me how I can spend just a few short hours alone watching Chloe and I am completely exhausted by the time Devon comes home, but Devon is with her all day long everyday and she never complains, just says how blessed she feels to be able be with her so much. When I watch Devon with Chloe and how happy Chloe is in her arms, I catch a glimpse of heaven and I think I begin to truly understand the divinity of motherhood.

And most of all, having her in my life simply makes me utterly and completely happy. Neither this life nor the eternities would ever be complete without her by my side.

Happy anniversary, Devon. I will always love and cherish you.

5 comments:

Aaron and Devon Searle said...

Aaron, I can't compete with the beautiful blog that you wrote to me so I will just tell you that I love you so much and feel so blessed to have a wonderful husband like you. Thank you for everything you do for Chloe and I. I love you!

ML said...

Hi Devon, I'm cleaning out my office and found your application as Devon Fowler. Funny. 4 years ago! What a great hire you were. Thanks for the past four years of fun. Aaron, you're awesome too. Devon, still hoping to follow in your pregnant footsteps. -Michelle

Matt & Paula McKinlay said...

Wow. Sounds like you guys are a match made in heaven. We are so grateful you found each other! We're excited to get Camryn and Chloe reacquainted - and just hope that big ol' Camryn doesn't push her around! (Only joking.) See you soon!

Tara said...

That was one of the sweetest things I have ever read! Thanks for loving my cousin so much! (I know she isn't hard to love!) I'm so glad you are part of our family!

Anonymous said...

Malcolm Searle England
Hi saw your web page and was really impressed. i am a member of the LDS church too. My family came from Addlestone in Surrey. What are your roots? perhaps we are related in some way.Where do you live and what ward do you go to. I am in the Orpington Ward, in Kent England.My email is msearle@rocketmail.co.uk
Best wishes
Malcolm