It's not very happy. Actually it's not happy at all, but it is their anniversary and I want to take the time to recognize that. Paul and his wife would have been married 3 years today. But instead, he is in heaven and she is still here on earth. They are separated by many years, by many stories, by the what would be laughters and the future of what would have beens. No matter the distance though, she knows she will see him again. Much like the rest of the family. It's just a matter of "time".
Their love was real. They were married for one year and we were blessed to have him home for his R&R right about that time. He left to go back to Afghanistan on the 6th so they celebrated a few days early . They were a couple of laughter and joy. He was a goober that made everyone crack up. He was always doing something and even sometimes it was nothing, but we all laughed. Our family is big. We are loud and there is alot going on. She fit right in. They both had a love of the outdoors. So much so that when we were shopping for wedding gifts for Paul and Candice he said they wanted a camo bedroom. I just laughed. The funny part was... she approved. Their love truly was uniquely theirs and it was... beautiful. He is missed and he will never go unloved.
Thinking of you today Candice and sending our love and prayers your way. Love you.