Sunday, May 15, 2011

May 16, 1984 ... Through Many Seasons

Longer than there’ve been fishes in the ocean
Higher than any bird ever flew
Longer than there’ve been stars up in the heavens
I’ve been in love with you. 

Stronger than any mountain cathedral
Truer than any tree ever grew
Deeper than any forest primeval
I’ve been in love with you.

I’ll bring fire in the winters
You’ll send showers in the spring
We’ll fly through the falls and summers
With love on our wings.

Through the years as the fire starts to mellow
Burning lines in the book of our lives
Though the binding cracks and the pages start to yellow
I’ll be in love with you
I’ll be in love with you. 

Longer than there’ve been fishes in the ocean
Higher than any bird ever flew
Longer than there’ve been stars up in the heavens
I’ve been in love with you 
I am in love with you.


Dan Fogelberg had a personal voice that would made you believe that he was singing directly to you.  Heartfelt -- angelic -- soothing … ahhhh, what a voice!  And he was one of Granddad’s favorites.

As I’m reflecting on my past 27 years being married to the man of my dreams, I think of Longer.  I was 19 and Granddad was 22 … we really didn’t have a clue what we were getting in to that day we eloped.  We thought we knew what being in love was all about … we really didn’t.  But over the years, we’ve been seasoned as high as mountain peaks and as deep as the forest grows.

With each passing day, my respect and appreciation grows stronger for the man I married 27 years ago.  He’s a man of God, a hard-worker and a family man … my husband.  He’s respected by family, friends, church and colleagues.

I never dreamed 27 years ago that God would have us where we are today. It may seem a little strange to some people, but I’m thankful for the trials and crises we’ve been through together … they’ve seasoned us as individuals and as a married couple.  We’re both very thankful that God didn’t leave us as we were when we were first married.  We’ve grown, we matured and we’ve learned over the years … together. 

And I’m looking forward to starting our next 27 years … together … with God as our center.

Longer than there’ve been fishes in the ocean
Higher than any bird ever flew
Longer than there’ve been stars up in the heavens
I’ve been in love with you 
I am in love with you.

Happy Anniversary, Honey ~~~
I thank God for you everyday

2 comments:

I'm Sheila Atchley. said...

OH, the picture! Beautiful, beautiful. And I love the picture at the top of your sidebar, by the way. Just love the whole look of your blog.

"Love" must be the word of the day, because the next thing I wanted to say was...I love that song, too!

:-)

Hope your week, this week, is better and blessed.

Granny said...

Many thanks, my friend ... *Love* has been the theme for new inspiration!