The story of a whizzy-wheeled home: full of life and laughter, and written with a whole lot of love, a touch of grace and bucket fulls of hope.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Love Ever Gives

Our anniversary this year was celebrated by one and all:
we are blessed to have such wonderful family and friends.

"It all began" Card by thispaperbook from my "little" flower girl, Sweetpea

And a quote left by my Lady Muse, eloquent and very true:

"Love ever gives. 
Forgives outlives. 
And ever stands with open hands. 
And while it lives, it gives. 
For this is love's perogatives:
To give, and give, and give."

John Oxenham

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

I will be here - ten years on

Ten years, or
521 weeks, or
87,672 hours, or
5,260,320 minutes, or
315,619,200 seconds.

Ten years seems so much longer when you count the seconds but is really nothing when I consider how long I want to be married to D for... The vows we took bind us together for our lifetimes.

Our tenth wedding anniversary and I feel we deserve so much more than tin (but this is exactly what D is getting!):  I laugh, however, as it is rather apt, our union can be summed up in tin (can):

Edinburgh girl meets Glasgow Boy

(In Glasgae they call it a tin of ginger)

So D, 
my beloved,
my friend,
thank you for the last ten years.
I will be here for you

I will be here 

If in the morning when you wake,
If the sun does not appear,
I will be here.
If in the dark we lose sight of love,
Hold my hand and have no fear,
I will be here.
I will be here,
When you feel like being quiet,
When you need to speak your mind I will listen.
Through the winning, losing, and trying we’ll be together,
And I will be here.
If in the morning when you wake,
If the future is unclear,
I will be here.
As sure as seasons were made for change,
Our lifetimes were made for years,
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, to watch you grow in beauty,
And tell you all the things you are to me.
We’ll be together and I will be here.
I will be true to the promises I’ve made,
To you and to the one who gave you to me.
I will be here.

Steven Curtis Chapman