Six Short Years

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“You know our love was meant to be
The kind of love that lasts forever
And I want you here with me
From tonight until the end of time

You should know,
Everywhere I go
Always on my mind,
In my heart
In my soul
You’re the meaning in my life
You’re the inspiration
You bring feeling to my life
You’re the inspiration
Wanna have you near me
I wanna have you hear me sayin’
No one needs you more than I need you
And I know, yes I know that it’s plain to see
We’re so in love when we’re together
Now I know that I need you here with me
From tonight until the end of time”
These lyrics from our first dance song, You’re the Inspiration by Chicago, perfectly capture our relationship.
6 years ago we said an “I do” and a “you bet” and started our married life together.
A quick recap of the beginning of our relationship: we met online and went on a first date about 2 weeks later. 5 weeks and 6 days after that first date David asked me to marry him. I said yes. Exactly 6 months after that we exchanged our vows.
It is hard to believe that we’ve been together just 6 short years. To me, it feels both like a long time and a very short time. This is both of our longest lasting relationship, but I know we still have decades together. Someday I hope to celebrate 50 years together. I don’t think that will be enough time, but then again I don’t think any amount of time would be enough. I know that, no matter what happens, if it’s just the two of us forever, if we have biological kids, foster kids or adopted kids, we’ll have a wonderful life.
Two fun little tidbits:
1. The inspiration for the name of this blog came from David’s vows to me.
2. My favorite part of our wedding day was getting to walk down the aisle to a song written just for me by David. He doesn’t often (read: never) share his music, so having him write a song for me that our friends and family would hear, but that I most of all would hear, was the most wonderful gift he gave me. I like to think of it as my own personal theme song, and every time David calls me I get to hear it and remember how much he loves me.

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