Today we celebrate another anniversary together. We fell in love quickly; marrying only after a 3-month courtship. I knew he was "the one" after our very first kiss!
The weather is the same as it was 23 years ago, partly cloudy with occasional rain showers. I remember quite clearly the image of my future husband standing in the doorway of the courthouse, smiling and nervous. Taking on this new responsibility of a wife; promising my Father he will honor and cherish me. I know he is smiling down from Heaven knowing I made a good choice in my marriage.
I have this strange habit of associating a song with a particular time/event. There are three songs that play to our relationship:
1. "Something About You" by Level 42. This is the tune that I knew I had to learn more about this man who made me pause in 1987. He was different than the average man enjoying a large variety of music, always striving towards improving his circumstance, and funny as hell! Different: like me.
2. "I Don't Run From Danger" by The System. We rolled to this back in the day: before marriage, before children, before everything we are at this moment. This is where we cemented our love for each other.
3. "Always" by Atlantic Starr. Our first dance was to this tune. It still brings a tear to my eye as I remember the couple featured on the video young like we were, and then standing aged on the porch watching their children and grandchildren. We have followed their timeline.
As I watched my husband sleep this morning I wondered: What will be the fourth song of our union? I guess I'll just have to stick around to find out!
Happy Anniversary. I love you more than the day we said "I do!"
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