Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Happy Anniversary, my love

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Who are those young peo0ple? I cannot get over how young we look in this photo. It’s a self-portrait we took on Skyline Parkway on our way home after our wedding. That was 13 years ago today. Some days it feels like that long, other days, it seems like yesterday. We have been through the good, the bad, and as of lately, the really ugly. And there is no one else that I would want by my side. My husband blesses me every day. He is beyond any dream I had for my husband and now as father to our son.

I Will Be Here by Steven Curtis Chapman was our wedding song.

Tomorrow morning if you wake
up and the sun does not appear
I will be here
If in the dark, we lose sight of love
Hold my hand, and have no fear
'Cause I will be here

I will be here
When you feel like being quiet
When you need to speak your mind
I will listen
And I will be here
When the laughter turns to cryin'
Through the winning, losing and trying
We'll be together
I will be here

Tomorrow morning, if you wake up
And the future is unclear
I will be here
Just as sure as seasons were made for change
Our lifetimes were made for these years
So I will be here

I will be here
And you can cry on my shoulder
When the mirror tells us we're older
I will hold you
And I will be here
To watch you grow in beauty
And tell you all the things you are to me
I will be here

I will be true to the promise I have made
To you and to the One who gave you to me

Tomorrow morning, if you wake up
And the sun does not appear
I will be here
Oh, I will be here

I still remember the first time we heard this song together. We were dating, and already hopelessly in love. We were in my car and when it came on, we both stopped and looked at each other. I KNEW those words were meant for us. That he was the one. I sit here completely amazed at my husband’s love for me and our family. Just think of all the burdens he has to endure these days. Not only working, but coming home and having to cook and clean and all the other things that need tending to. He deals with me being tired and sick and not a good partner. He still loves me and stays patiently by my side. I could never find the words to express my love. And my thanks.

Happy Anniversary, my love.

14 comments:

Christine said...

So beautiful, may you both have a wonderful Anniversary :)

Linda said...

congratulations on your anniversary! I hope you have a wonderful day :)
xxx

Diane said...

Happy Anniversary to you...hope you made him a card .... I make tons, but this year for ours, I had to buy one...it was terrible...lol!!

Becky said...

Happy Anniversary! Love this post!

Angela Fehr said...

Happy Anniversary! Sounds like you two have what it takes to stick it out forever - that's worth so much! My hubby and I celebrated our 14th this year!

Angela Fehr said...

Happy Anniversary! Sounds like you two have what it takes to stick it out forever - that's worth so much! My hubby and I celebrated our 14th this year!

Ann Marie Governale said...

Yes, that is what marriage is and should be... happy anniversary! xxx Ann Marie

lisa808 said...

Happy Anniversary!

Mary Friederichsen said...

Happy Anniversary! It is in the times of struggle that you realize how much you mean to each other! Those are the times the pure tenderness and innocence of love come through. At least that has been my and our experience. My husband has also dealt and is dealing with my health issues and also financial stuff but we will get through together. It will be 35years for us in January . We were high school sweethearts!
May God Bless you with many,many more years!

DJ said...

Happy Anniversary to you both! Many happy and healthy years ahead to you.

Rox-Ann said...

Happy Anniversary to both of you we are so lucky to have you as a DIL and love you both! Have a super day!

jasann said...

Congratulations!!! you are very fortunate in your loving husband, they are very hard to find. In my husbands and my life we have had to over come lots of illnesses but are together and still very much in love after we ceebrated our 46th anniversary on the 13th of August, I give thanks for him, and I hope you and your husband will enjoy many many years together

Kelley Eubanks said...

How sweet!! Happy Anniversary! My husband sang this to me as a surprise during our wedding! He cried and couldn't make it all the way through!! :)

a1983alaskan said...

Awww, how sweet! Happy Anniversary :-) My dh and I celebrated 39 years this month. May you and your dh have many more wonderful celebrations! He sounds like a keeper :-)