Early in our marriage I decided the best advice I could live by was to expect nothing and to appreciate everything. Recognizing the importance of this advice is so much easier than applying it in our lives. We set expectations for ourselves, our families, our friends, our coworkers, and especially our spouses. How much happier would we be if we didn't expect our spouse to do this or that? If rather, we noticed all the good in our spouse and all the love, service, compassion, and forgiveness that they offer us? And then to serve them! There is so much joy found in serving the person you love most in this world.
I love the quote by President Hinckley that describes what happiness in marriage is. He said, "I am satisfied that happiness in marriage is not so much a matter of romance as it is an anxious concern for the comfort and well-being of one's companion." I believe that. I believe that romance is important, but I know that I am truly showing Ry I love him when I am supportive and when I am anxiously concerned for his happiness, his safety, and his comfort.
My husband is the best thing that ever happened to me and I thank my Heavenly Father for allowing this loving, forgiving, amazing man to be mine for eternity. Although I can't find words strong enough to tell Ry how I feel, I can do my best to show him each and every day.
I love you Ryan Stevens Webb. Unconditionally. Forever.