The sunrise in Sedona, AZ is majestic.
And what a place for me to propose to Ana, but on a hike at 5:30am, July 21 2013.
Both Ana and I had been embarking on an 18-month long-distance relationship.
She moved out to Santa Monica, CA for a job opportunity and I was stuck in Phoenix, AZ for work.
The day I found a new job would be the day that I finally came to live in California, I called my dad to let him know the news. I told him that the last question asked was "who is your role model?" To which my response was "you, dad."
I could hear the tears pouring from his eyes.
On Ana's and my wedding day, March 14 2015, 6 days after my birthday, our friend Jake played the guitar and sang Bloom by the Paper Kites to Ana walking down the aisle.
My other friend, Chris, learned to play the song The Girl by City and Colour. There I was as the lead singer in front of Ana as a surprise with all the rest of the groomsmen and guests to sing the chorus.
We've had our ups and downs, yet Ana and I continue to grow like a flower’s bloom each day.