This was the first picture that came to mind when I thought of Joyful Faces. It is of my sister and her now husband taken, nearly a year ago, moments after they got engaged. Her smile and giddiness was electric.
I have pictures from my wedding, the birth of each of my boys, date nights with my dearest one, and smiles of laughter that would also work, but my sisters joy on this day is one I will always remember. Jake is about half way into his first ever deployment and I can only imagine the smile on her face when she gets to see him in May for their R&R, it may in fact put the one in this picture to shame.
Thank you to Claire and Jake for a love that knows no distance, faith without limits, and service without hesitation. Continued prayers for strength, blessings, and safety are yours from now until he returns home safely.
If you would like to read about Claire's life as an Army Wife you can do so at her blog Grimm Adventures.