First Year Together
I get the feeling that we were meant to be
I will never stop loving, you are the one for me
You caught my eye almost a decade ago
Your golden hair, and your warm glow
Are you an angel , or just a lovely gal?
Will you ever be more than just my pal?
I saw you the next fall still the same pretty in pink
You didn’t like me, maybe I stink
I had a crush
You weren’t in a rush
I took you to dinner and a play
But romance was not here that day
I longed to see you again and again
Was wanting you so bad really a sin?
Years passed by and I dated a few
But dammit girl I only wanted you
We both grew up in our own ways
Life is so much better these days
A few months ago you gave me a chance
I fall in love more everyday and I’m enjoying the dance.
I originally wrote this poem for Pinkie in 2017. A whole lot of stuff has happened since then. When it comes to Her, I don’t think I would change a thing.
Whew, tomorrow is our First Wedding Anniversary. We were just together, pondering where we were at this time last year.
On the road perhaps somewhere between Home and Ruidosa, New Mexico. Nervous as a dog shitting peach seeds. I was running a hundred miles an hour and standing still in the awe that I was about to marry the woman who I knew God had intended for me. I was as nervous as a wild pony when they cinched the rope on tight and some cowboy crawled off the chute gate and was on my back, just seconds before the gate would open and I would be off.
Full steam ahead since then.
Tomorrow we will be once again traveling with each other. We are heading towards a getaway in the beautiful hills of Central Texas. Trees and water will be a refreshing sight for sure as we live out in the desert and oilfields of West Texas.
We were married in March of last year, just before the Covid closed the world.
In this crazy year things were not always perfect. We had some terrible arguments and said some hateful words. At the same time as the Coronavirus, Texas had the worst oil crash I can ever remember. I feared for my job, our finances. In the midst of it all there were family struggles, plumbing problems and power outages. Even, the coldest month I ever remember.
We have learned to apologize. To admit when we are wrong. We have learned to forgive. We show each other love and tolerance. We make up instead of break up. We are happier and stronger than we have ever been. We continue to grow in our faith and in our love for one another. We are stronger together than we could ever be apart.
Instead of running, which was my old behavior, we pressed in. We prayed, we worshipped. Together we asked God to intervene and to remain the center of our marriage. We believed together what I have always believed. This marriage was made to last. With God as it’s center.
A cord of three strands is not easily broken – Ecclesiastes 4:12
At a sonic early on in our dating this song came on the radio. I can recall singing it to her that day. In my mind everything was perfect in the world. A year into our marriage I still believe that with her by my side, the world remains perfect.
The words Randy Travis sings still hold true
I’m gonna love you forever and ever.. forever and ever, Amen….
Happy Anniversary UnNi,
Marching Forth again..