>Anniversary Song

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Three years and counting.

One thing my husband and I have in common is that we are very matter-of-fact about our feelings for each other. We love each other, now go do the laundry. As we sat on the couch congratulating ourselves for not killing each other over the past three years (which have been quite challenging, in all sorts of ways), he asked me if I ever thought I would enjoy being married.

The answer is, not really.

Even as a little girl, I didn’t dream of growing up and having the Barbie fantasy wedding. I wanted to build a house in my parents’ back yard, so that I could be close, but not too close. Having my ‘own space’ has always been kind of an obsession with me. In high school, at the height of my obsession with sappy Regency romance novels, I remember thinking that the whole “two bedrooms” thing was a really good idea. Because how could I share my space with another person, ALL THE TIME? For a good southern girl, I really don’t play well with others. (A college friend had a baseball hat specially embroidered for me: Runs With Scissors). All that is different with Mr. Being with him is like being alone, only better.

Not that it’s all hearts and flowers – far from it. Learning to be married to each other and raising a toddler at the same time is quite… challenging. We each have our little quirks. He gets coffee all over the counter (ground and liquid). I leave dirty dishes in the sink, shoes all over the floor, and have done laundry maybe six times in the last two years. He stays up too late and is grumpy in the morning. My cat drives him crazy.

With all of that, though, this is a pretty sweet deal.

ANNIVERSARY SONG
Cowboy Junkies
(lyrics by Michael Timmins)

Have you ever seen a sight as beautiful
as that of the rain-soaked purple
of the white birch in spring?

Have you ever felt more fresh or wonderful
than on a warm fall night
under a Mackerel sky,
the smell of grapes on the wind?

Well I have known all these things
and the joys that they can bring
And I’ll share them all for a cup of coffee
and to wear your ring

Have you ever had the pleasure of watching
a quiet winter’s snow slowly gathering
like simple moments adding up?

Have you ever satisfied a gut feeling
to follow a dry dirt road that’s beckoning you
to the heart of a shimmering summer’s day?

Well I have known all these things
and the joys that they can bring
And I’ll share them all for a cup of coffee
and to wear your ring

And I don’t know how I survived those days
before I held your hand
Well I never thought that I would be the one
to admit that the moon and the sun
shine so much more brighter when
seen through two pairs of eyes than
when seen through just one

Have you ever seen a sight as beautiful
as a face in a crowd of people
that lights up just for you?

Have you ever felt more fresh or wonderful
as when you wake
by the side of that boy or girl
who has pledged their love to you?

Well I have known all these things
and the joys that they can bring
And now every morning there’s a cup of coffee
and I wear your ring

2 thoughts on “>Anniversary Song

  1. Pingback: Umpteenth reason why I love my husband: He’s so romantic. | Southern Girl in Exile

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