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.