kimblanchard Posted December 29, 2004 Share Posted December 29, 2004 Today is the seven year anniversary of our marriage. Later today, Trinity is having someone open the chapel for me so I can visit the church where we married, and I will spend a couple of hours there. As sad as this day is, it is also a marker for the greatest gift I have ever received and the greatest accomplishment I have ever had. The thing I remember most from that day is scurrying around to get our marriage license. I was in Florida until the 23rd, and the courthouse was closed on Christmas Eve through the 26th, which was Friday. And usually Texas has a 72 hour waiting period, but we couldn't get the license until that morning. So we had to break the no seeing each other tradition (which was fine. The tradition goes back to the days of arranged marriages, when the grooms might back out if they found the wife repulsive. By getting him to the altar and veiling her, the bride's hideousness could be hidden until it was too late. Becky was many things, but repulsive and hideous are not among them. They don't make rope strong enough to keep me from that altar.) and go swear to a judge that we had considered everything and so on, and then we could go get married. And so we got to spend basically the whole day together except when she went to the salon to do her hair. Seven years simultaneously feels like just yesterday and a lifetime ago. And so here is a song to dedicate to her on this day. I would've loved you anyway, by Trisha Yearwood. If I'd've known the way that this would end If I'd've read the last page first If I'd've had the strength to walk away If I'd've known how this would hurt I would've loved you anyway I'd do it all the same Not a second I would change Not a touch that I would trade Had I known my heart would break I'd've loved you anyway It's bittersweet to look back now At memories withered on the vine Just to hold you close to me For a moment in time And, even if I'd seen it coming You'd still've seen me running Straight into your arms Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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