Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Twenty Five Years Ago Today...

My Dearest Knight,

On June 19,1982, twenty five years ago today, I married you, my Knight in shining armor. I can and can't believe we've been married for twenty five years. It feels like we just got married and at the same time it feels like we've been together for as long as I can remember. You are my best friend, my soul mate, the man that has surpassed my "dreams". I didn't think it was possible to love you more than the day that I married you, but I do.

You know how hard it is for me to say with words just what you mean to me. Not because I can't express myself, but because you leave me speechless. You take my breath away. My heart skips a beat when I look at you. I treasure our time together. I thank God that he brought you into my life. I'm blessed beyond measure. Through the years, I've thought it can't get any better than this, but I've been wrong. You have made my dreams come true. I'm living the "happily ever after" that all women dream of.

On our wedding day , our first dance was to Kenny Rogers' song, Lady. The first verse says, "Lady, I'm your Knight in shining armor and I love you...". I called you My Knight and you called me your Lady before this song ever came out. So it was very appropriate for us to dance to this song. Years later, in 1999, Kenny Rogers came out with another song, Through The Years. When I first heard this song, I knew that it would become one of "our" songs too. Today I dedicate this song to you. I love you...

forever yours...
Your Lady

Through The Years
by Kenny Rogers

I can't remember when you weren't there
When I didn't care for anyone but you
I swear we've been through everything there is
Can't imagine anything we've missed
Can't imagine anything the two of us can't do

Through the year, you've never let me down
You turned my life around, the sweetest days I've found
I've found with you ... through the years
I've never been afraid, I've loved the life we've made
And I'm so glad I've stayed, right here with you
Through the years

I can't remember what I used to do
Who I trusted whom, I listened to before
I swear you've taught me everything I know
Can't imagine needing someone so
But through the years it seems to me
I need you more and more

Through the years, through all the good and bad
I knew how much we had, I've always been so glad
To be with you ... through the years
It's better everyday, you've kissed my tears away
As long as it's okay, I'll stay with you
Through the years

Through the years, when everything went wrong
Together we were strong, I know that I belonged
Right here with you ... through the years
I never had a doubt, we'd always work things out
I've learned what loves about, by loving you
Through the years

Through the years, you've never let me down
You've turned my life around, the sweetest days I've found
I've found with you ... through the years
It's better everyday, you've kissed my tears away
As long as its okay, I'll stay with you
Through the years!


CaliforniaTeacherGuy said...

Twenty-five years--a long time in our throw-the-marriage-away society. I applaud you for your unwavering commitment to each other. May you be blessed with togetherness for another 25 years!

The Atavist said...

Congrats are accomplishing what few people do these days. May you have many more years together!

Lady G~ said...

Thank you. We've been very blessed. It's awesome to think that we've been married over half of our lives. :O)

People tend to think that having a good marriage just comes easy. Just like anything else, it takes lots of work. I know the word "work" has a stigma attached to it. So I looked up the word "work". It means: exertion or effort directed to produce or accomplish something; labor; toil. We should all want to "work" at our marriages.

Good thing my Knight and I feel the same way about it. ;o) It's a labor of love...

Bellezza said...

I am so happy for you! You look just wonderful together!

Bellezza said...

I just nominated you for The Rockin' Girls Blogger Award, because you DO! You are a great inspiration to everyone with your faith.

Lady G~ said...

Belleza,Thanks! My Knight is quite the looker. ;o)

I'm so honored to be nominated. I've never gotten nominated for anything. :o) I'll have to check and see what this Rockin' Girls Blogger Award is.

It's soooo good to hear from you again. :o)

Bellezza said...

I guess I should've given more information. Click on "Robin" back in my post and she gives some specifics. Also, don't forget to put your pink button on your sidebar!