Monday, July 28, 2014

Happy Anniversary!

On this day, seven years ago,
on the twenty-eighth day of the seventh month of the year,
shortly after seven o'clock in the evening,
I said "I do, and I forever will"
to the man who makes me a better me.

He is my heart's desire,
the one my soul loves,
my through thick and thin, in sickness and in health, 'til death do us part.
He is my person.
Today and always.
As we were driving home from a day date to celebrate all things us,
the words to a favorite Steven Curtis Chapman song came to mind.
I Will be Here
"Tomorrow morning if you wake up
And the future is unclear
 I will be here
As sure as seasons are made for change
Our lifetimes are made for 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."
When we were dating, Brian sang this to me.
It was Track 4 on a CD he made me and I'll carry it forever and always
(tucked right next to a pretty stellar compilation of jams deemed worthy of my
Bachelorette party).
College mixed tapes have since been replaced with
Praise and Worship for Toddlers and (the dreaded) Mother Goose Club.
Side note - I know Pandora and Spotify are like the coolest thing since sliced bread,
but mixed tapes, y'all.
Come on.
They were the best.
My favorite lines,
"I will be true to the promise I have made
To you and to the One who gave you to me."
And he has.
And my heart is forever grateful to be loved by his.
And my everyday is sweeter because he is in my everyday.