Nick Lachey’s anniversary tribute to his wife Vanessa will make you melt

We’ve seen some pretty epic expressions of love in our time. But the way Nick Lachey paid tribute to his wife on their sixth anniversary might top the lot. Lachey simply used his words to show Vanessa how much she and their family mean to him. (Even though she accidentally lost her wedding ring in the garbage that one time.)

That’s right, there was no fancy party (that we know of). No elaborate vacation to Hawaii. No showering of gifts. Just this Instagram post where Lachey recalls how happy he is with the life they’ve made together, and it says everything perfectly.

Doesn’t Nick Lachey just seem like the sweetest guy?!

Let’s examine a few of Lachey’s loving words, shall we?

"Through all of the laughter, tears, triumphs, and challenges, you are my unconditional rock. I love you and our family more than you will ever know. Thanks for your patience, support, and love. Thanks for being you. Happy Anniversary!!"

Yup. Somehow he said what needed to be said on an anniversary, and nothing more. Also, we love that black and white photo of the two lovebirds.

Vanessa also posted her own tribute, along with a darling photo of their three kids, Camden, Brooklyn, and Phoenix.

"Happy Anniversary, Baby! I Love You and this Beautiful life we've made! You are my person! Forever and Ever."

Awwwwwww. Those kids are super lucky to have such devoted parents.

There’s more from the Instagram vaults, in case you’re interested…

Happy family indeed!

Wishing the happiest of anniversaries to Nick and Vanessa!

And many best wishes for the rest of their lives together.