Monday, June 3, 2013

Because it's our 18th Anniversary and because it's my blog:

“My beloved responded and said to me,
‘Arise, my darling, my beautiful one,
And come along.
 ‘For behold, the winter is past,
The rain is over and gone.
 ‘The flowers have already appeared in the land;
The time has arrived for pruning the vines,
And the voice of the turtledove has been heard in our land.
‘The fig tree has ripened its figs,
And the vines in blossom have given forth their fragrance.
Arise, my darling, my beautiful one,
And come along!’”
-Song of Solomon 2:10-13

 June 3, 1995

It wasn't long after meeting you that I knew. I knew I wanted to marry you. You challenged me, you excited me, you were fun and you were passionate. You made me laugh, you made me cry, 
and then you made me whole. 

You asked me to come along with you and I am so thankful I did. I could never have dreamed that day that we'd have lived what we have or where we have. And here I am today, eighteen years later, still challenged, still excited, still in awe of your passion. Still laughing...still crying - tears of joy. 
Still whole. 

 And as much as I want this to be our song: 

I know, it will always be this song: 

I need you more than a sailor needs a breeze, I need you more than an Eskimo freeze.   

I love you RLB. Happy 18th!  


  1. Happy Happy Anniversary B&R! You both are very inspirational for me. Love you! A

    1. Thank you! I love your moniker btw. :) Love you!

  2. Happy Anniversary!

  3. The verse at the beginning was read during the ceremony.

    "The Wedding Song" was sung during the candle lighting - by the most amazing singer. I have to get our VHS tape of it made into a digital format...this guy's voice was unbelievable.

    We danced at the reception to "The Vows Go Unbroken."

  4. Very beautiful and heart warming. Congrats to both of you! (Raising my glass of wine) here is to another 18 plus years!

  5. Ohhhhhhh! CONGRATS!
    Get to celebrating ;)

  6. Happy Anniversary! What a beautiful church. It looks like it is outside.

  7. Congratulations!

    Not having wine this early in the day, I raise my glass of ice tea and wish you many more days together!

  8. Congratulations!

    May there be no more, because Christ returns. If not, may you have many, many more together and may they be happy.

  9. The Shadowed KnightJune 3, 2013 at 10:36 PM

    Happy anniversary, and to many more. Good luck and God bless.

    The Shadowed Knight

  10. Congratulations and all the best in what this day/month/year brings!

  11. Thank you everyone, we appreciate all the warm wishes.


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