Thursday, August 05, 2010

Four

On our third anniversary, we were apart. Me, in Tennessee. Jason, in Texas.

I posted a song that day. I copied its words into that blog post with great hope that they would be true for us. I longed for the beauty of seeing things through. After a blessedly short but rough journey, we have.

On our fourth anniversary, we are together.

But not without some scars. It was painful, what we walked through. Painful but necessary, and beautiful because of what we have let it teach us. This fourth anniversary finds us truly fighting for each other and fighting fair when we do. It finds us listening to each other, stopping and thinking before we speak {Jason is way better at this than me, by the way}, laughing until we cry, loving freely and unguardedly, challenging each other in the most caring of ways, messing up but offering forgiveness.

Yes, there are scars. But our hearts are stronger than before. We've learned to see ourselves and each other as God does and we work at that every. single. day. I am more grateful than ever for the marriage that I have chosen to be in, so thankful for the choice we are making every day to love one another better than the day before, so unbelievably blessed by the man that I love so dearly and who loves me so richly.

Happy Anniversary, my love...


I don't mind your odd behavior, it's the very thing I love
If you were an ice cream flavor, you would be my favorite one
My imagination sees you like a painting by Van Gogh
Starry night ands bright sunflowers follow you where you may go

Oh, I've loved you from the start
In every single way and more each passing day
And you are brighter than the stars
Believe me when I say
It's not about your scars, it's all about your heart

You're a butterfly held captive, small and safe in your cucoon
Go on, you can take your time
Time is said to heal all wounds
Oh, I've loved you from the start
In every single way and more each passing day
And you are brighter than the stars
Believe me when I say
It's not about your scars, it's all about your heart

Like a lock without a key
Like a mystery without a clue
There is no me if I cannot have you

Oh, I've loved you from the start
In every single way and more each passing day
You are brighter than the stars
Believe me when I say
It's not about your scars, it's all about your heart

2 comments:

  1. I am so proud of you, LR! Your spirit, faith, love and determination are just remarkable. ;-)

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  2. God is still the God of second chances and of miracles. I am so thankful for His faithfulness to you and your man. Love you, friend!

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