Tuesday, September 1, 2009

25 Years Ago Today...

...I walked down the aisle and with great joy, married this wonderful man. He is the most precious earthly gift God has ever given to me. He's my sweetheart, companion, dearest friend and love of my life. He brings unspeakable joy and inexpressable love to every day. I am so very blessed.

One morning about a year ago, I woke up and walked into our kitchen...bedhead, no makeup and pajamas. It was very early and the house was quite dark except for one small light. I thought Tom was still sleeping, but a few moments later, he walked into the room with something behind his back. He said, "I made something for you." With that, he extended his hand to reveal a cd he had entitled "Tom's Heart for Tracy." A lump formed in my throat as I placed it in the player. I listened intently. As the songs he had chosen began to play, the tears began to flow. He wrapped me in a hug and we listened together. Before we knew it, we were "dancing." I don't mean elaborate, deliberate dancing...I mean that sweet, soft swaying of two contented souls. It was a moment forever etched in my heart.

As I celebrate the love we share today, one of those songs especially comes to mind. Written by Steven Curtis Chapman, it's entitled, "We Will Dance."

I've watched the sunrise in your eyes,
and I've seen the tears fall like the rain.
You've seen me fight so brave and strong,
you've held my hand when I'm afraid.

We've watched the seasons come and go;
we'll see them come and go again.
But in winter's chill, or summer's breeze,
One thing will not be changin'...

We will dance;
When the sun is shining, in the pouring rain.
We'll spin and we'll sway, and we will dance,
when the gentle breeze, becomes a hurricane.
The music will play, and I'll take your hand
and hold you close to me...
and we...will dance.

Sometimes it's hard to hold you tight;
sometimes we feel so far apart.
Sometimes we dance as one,
and feel the beating of each other's heart.

Some days the dance is slow and sweet,
some days we're bouncing off the walls.
No matter how this world may turn,
our love will keep us from fallin' and we...

We will dance;
When the sun is shining, in the pouring rain.
We'll spin and we'll sway, and we will dance,
when the gentle breeze, becomes a hurricane.
The music will play, and I'll take your hand
and hold you close to me...
and we...will dance.

The music will play,
and I'll hold you close and I won't let you go;
even when our steps grow weak and slow...

Still I'll take your hand,
and hold you close to me...
and we...will dance.

Happy Anniversary Sweetie! I love you beyond words and I cherish you with all my heart. I look sweetly forward to morning dances in the kitchen with you, all the days of my life.

I am my beloved's and my beloved is mine.
~ Song of Solomon 6:3


Paula (SweetPea) said...

Happy Anniversary, Tracy. Such a sweet post, sweet husband, sweet marriage.

HUGE cake. I think that's the biggest cake I've ever seen.


Happy@Home said...

Hi Tracy,
Happy 25th Anniversary to you and your husband. I enjoyed seeing your wedding picture. That is a very impressive wedding cake!!
I just love the sweet story you told of your morning dance in the kitchen. May you have many more happy years together.


Sue said...

You two are so cute together...what a happy story. Tom is quite the catch!! I hope you have a wonderful anniversary!

Wendy @ All in a Day's Thought said...

Happy Anniversary. Our 10 year is coming up.

Many more blessings to you and yours,
~ Wendy

Just a little something from Judy said...

This is one of the sweetest, most caring and beautiful posts that I have ever read! Love the unexpected, the tender dances, the kindness in all of your words. Happy Anniversary to the two of you!! In today's world, this celebration for the two of you, is a truly special event. What a good looking couple you two are!!

Susan said...

Hope you guys are having an awesome day Tracy!!

It just gets better and better huh?


Kristi said...

Oh, that song makes me cry. Happy anniversary....may the Lord bless you with many, many more years together!

Tricia said...

Happy Anniversary!! This was such a sweet post it brought tears to my eyes... I am so glad God has blessed you with such a wonderful husband!

Our anniversary is tomorrow! We are celebrating 9 years... you have a few on us!


Julie said...

Happy Anniversary, friend... Hope it's a special day!

Melanie said...

Happy, Happy Anniversary!

Barbie said...

Happy Anniversary! What a romantic husband you have. You are truly blessed!

Jennifer said...

What a sweet, sweet post! You are, indeed, blessed....and Happy Anniversary! (I'm not too far behind - we will celebrate 25 years next September!) Hope your day was sappy sweet!! :)

Kim@Seasons of My Heart said...

Happy...Happy Anniversary sweet friend.

What a heartfelt post....awh...it just blesses my heart to see people standing STRONG in their commitment to each other.

Praying that God BLESSES you for your faithfulness to each other....cause I know he will!

e-Mom said...

Congratulations dear ones! :~D

LisaShaw said...

I had replied the other day on FB about your Anniversary but wanted to love on you here too. What a beautiful bride you were and still are and a very handsome hubby!

You are just a bowl of sugar! You are too sweet. Love you.

Becky said...

Awww, congratulations!