The other day my friend Liz over at Tales from the Coast blogged about her happiest moment in life thus far. Which got me to thinking about mine and wondering about Carl's. So naturally, we discussed it.
Carl told me his was our wedding day. And of course I love that he chose that moment because it was an absolutely magical and wonderful day.
Photography by Alex Goykhman
Surprisingly, my happiest moment was different than his. I did not chose a part of our wedding day or the day he asked me to marry him. Those days were amazing in their on right. My happiest moment was on January 4th, 2011 when Carl wrapped me up in his arms at his homecoming from his first combat deployment in Marjah, Afghanistan. The deployment was long and scary and the brave Marines of 2/6 came home without 17 of their brothers. Military homecomings are indescribable. It's such a mix of feelings; anxiousness, excitement, nervousness, happiness. I don't think you can ever truly explain that feeling to someone who has not experienced a homecoming first hand. For me, I really was just as happy that day as on our wedding day. The daily worry turned into relief and excitement to see the love of my life again and get back to living our lives together, which brought us to where we are today.