Follow You, Follow Me…

20 Apr

April 20, 2011

Ten years ago today Bob and I got married on an absolutely gorgeous April day. Earlier that week it had snowed and rained, but our wedding day was warm, sunny, and beautiful.

I married my best friend that day. We never could have guessed what life would have in store for us as we exchanged our vows but we (like everyone does!) took a giant leap of faith. We dove in head first. We had no idea what we were getting into. But we never looked back.

It’s been an incredible 10 years. Not always easy–we’ve certainly had challenges to overcome–but we’ve always weathered the stormy days and have grown so much closer through the years. Bob has made me a better person, or I should say I want to be a better person for him. I couldn’t imagine traveling this road with anyone other than Bob and I’m thankful everyday that we found each other.

He is so dear. His heart is gentle. His soul is kind. He is positive and forgiving. He believes in me when I don’t believe in myself and he stands by me when I think many people would run for the hills! He’s the most incredible father and when I see Bobby look into his eyes, I see him looking at his hero.

Bob pulled us through the toughest year of our lives. He got us through this ordeal and my heart is overflowing with gratitude for all he did, for all he does, for all he is.

Early in our relationship, we both realized that one of our favorite songs was “Follow You, Follow Me” by Genesis and we always knew we would dance to that song on our wedding day. Unfortunately we had a bossy DJ who somehow talked us out of it (he claimed it was too fast for a 1st dance.) We eventually danced to “our” song later that evening and even though it wasn’t our official dance, it was the dance that meant the most to us. And as the years go by, the words of that song continue to mean so much more than I ever thought they could.

Bob, as we celebrate our 10th year and look to the future, I love our song more than ever. I love you more than ever…

Stay with me
My love, I hope you’ll always be
Right here by my side if ever I need you
Oh, my love

In your arms
I feel so safe and so secure
And everyday is such a perfect day to spend
Alone with you

I will follow you, will you follow me?
All the days and nights that we know will be
I will stay with you, will you stay with me?
Just one single tear in each passing year

With the dark
Oh, I see so very clearly now
All my fears are drifting by me
So slowly now, fading away

I can say
The night is long but you are here
Close at hand, oh, I’m better for the smile you give
And while I live

I will follow you, will you follow me?
All the days and nights that we know will be
I will stay with you, will you stay with me?
Just one single tear in each passing year there will be


6 Responses to “Follow You, Follow Me…”

  1. Rebecca April 20, 2011 at 7:30 am #

    Absolutely beautiful. Congratulations and Happy Anniversary!

  2. Helen Mackie April 20, 2011 at 7:47 am #

    Oh my gosh..will have to redo my eye make up this morning! Beautiful pictures of a beautiful couple..inside and out! Thanks for sharing…and HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!

  3. Diane April 20, 2011 at 7:48 am #

    You’re so sweet. Happy anniversary! Love you guys!

  4. Sandy April 20, 2011 at 10:06 am #

    Happy Anniversary!!

  5. Fawn April 20, 2011 at 7:18 pm #

    Happy 10th Anniversary!!!!!!

  6. Noreen April 24, 2011 at 2:07 pm #

    Has it been 10 years already!? What a truly wonderful day it was!

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