Thirty-Eight Years and Counting


IMG_0970Thirty-eight years ago today I married the love of my life. I want to dedicate this post to him and all that he means to me. Let me share the lyrics of two songs that I think will say it all.

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How Sweet It Is (to Be Loved By You)

By James Taylor

How Sweet it is to be loved by you

How Sweet it is to be loved by you

I needed the shelter of someone’s arms

There you were

With sweet love and devotion

Deeply touching my emotion

I want to stop, and thank you baby

I want to stop, and thank you baby

Yes I do

 

How sweet it is to be loved by you

Feels so fine

How sweet it is to be loved by you

 

I close my eyes at night

Wonderin’ where would I be without you in my life

Everything I did was just a bore

Everywhere I went it seems I’d been there before

But you brighten up for me all of my days

An’ I wanna stop, thank you, baby

I just wanna stop, and thank you, baby

 

Ohh yes

How sweet it is to be loved by you

It’s just like sugar sometime

How sweet it is to be loved by you

Wo yea

 

You were better to me than I was to myself

For me, there’s you and there ain’t nobody else

I wanna stop, thank you, baby

I just wanna stop, and thank you, baby

 

Oh yes

How sweet it is to be loved by you

How sweet it is to be loved by you…

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I Won’t Give up

By Jason Mraz

When I look into your eyes

It’s like watching the night skies

Or a beautiful sunrise

There’s so much they hold

And just like them old stars

I see that you’ve come so far

To be right where you are

How old is your soul?

 

I won’t give up on us, even if the skies get rough

I’m giving you all my love, I’m still looking up

And when you’re needing your space, to do some navigating

I’ll be here patiently waiting, to see what you find

 

‘Cause even the stars they burn

Some even fall to the earth

We’ve got a lot to learn

God knows we’re worth it

No, I won’t give up

 

I don’t wanna be someone who walks away so easily

I’m here to stay and make the difference that I can make

Our differences they do a lot to teach us how to use

The tools and gifts we got yeah, we got a lot at stake

And in the end, you’re still my friend at least we did intend

For us to work we didn’t break, we didn’t burn

We had to learn how to bend without the world caving in

I had to learn what I’ve got, and what I’m not and who I am

 

I won’t give up on us, even if the skies get rough

I’m giving you all my love

I’m still looking up, still looking up.

 

I won’t give up on us (no I’m not giving up)

God knows I’m tough (I am tough, I am loved)

We’ve got a lot to learn (we’re alive, we are loved)

God knows we’re worth it (and we’re worth it)

 

I won’t give up on us, even if the skies get rough

I’m giving you all my love, I’m still looking up

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