Monday, February 18, 2013


Love: [verb] to love or have affection for another person; be in love.

I found my love at a young age. I remember seeing those blue eyes and the gentle way he talked and new he was the guy for me! I also loved his tall stature his dark skin and dark hair. I was attracted to his quiet, but strong personality. I love how he scans a room listens to others and then responds. I love to watch him think and process life. He has a very BIG opinion, he just has a certain way of sharing it with you. He his passionate about military, government and anything related to politics. He respects others opinions even if they slam his.

Sadar City, Baghdad 2005
He has served our country with love and without complaint. He has endured death, war, heat and conditions most would never volunteer for. Ryan's love for the Lord and desire to be a good steward and servant is very evident. He seeks God in everything he does. I love how we laugh at each other and can finish each other's sentence's! Ryan's love for our children and his tender heart for them his so BIG. I love how he loves going to his job to provide for our family. This wonderful man never left my side last year in the hospital. He spent 67 nights sleeping in a chair or a yucky pullout. Helped me back and for the from the bathroom countless times day and night. Held my hair when I threw up, held my hand and caressed my head when I was in more pain then one could imagine. For seven months he cleaned all 4 of my drains without complaint even when they smelled. He helped me shower, brushed my hair when I couldn't. Ryan held it together when we lost Mackenzie, when I was at my worst, depressed not wanting to get out of bed, he was there for me. He made big decisions for us when I couldn't process what should happen next. He's been my backbone when I have needed him at my absolute worst. When he left for war he made sure I received flowers, cards and gifts on birthdays or special holidays.

Smith Rock 2011
I can't say enough about this wonderful man. God has blessed me beyond what I could imagine. Ryan, I love you! I love you more than I can say in words. My heart still skips a beat when you walk in a room. Your kiss still takes my breath away! Life with you is an adventure and I LOVE it! You keep me on my toes. Thank you for choosing me to be your wife and the mother of your children! You have been the greatest gift. I love you babe!

Tumalo Fall's 2012