Thursday, December 16, 2010

So Far, So Good

Today my wife and I celebrate our 15th wedding anniversary. I have a show to do this evening, and Mary Lee will be taking Kathryn to her winter recital; such is the pace of our life that special days have to sometimes make way for routine. Mary Lee and I will have to toast ourselves once the day's demands are done. :)

Nevertheless, I will celebrate here on this blog my 15 years married to Mary Lee. Lots of grins and some tears. A couple of times we almost hit the eject button, but chose to let the wounds heal. Adventures neither of us could have anticipated; and we presently reside in a pretty happy place with great friends, wonderful children, and a peaceful life.

I love you Mary Lee! Here's to the next 15!

I think this song by Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Godspell) is kind of an anthem for all those folks choosing to have their marriages go the distance.


Who would have believed we would make it so far
would have thought we would last so long
Truster in fairy tale ends that you are
Me with my slightly worn out rebel song

Sometimes I look in your eyes
I see the pain in the corner
little betrayls and lies
and a part of us dies
Yeah, but call off the mourners

We're here so far
Still holding tight
Through one more storm we can weather
We get it wrong
We set it right
Beat up but warm
like my old guitar
Still playing sweet so far

I still remember a girl with gold hair
and a little catch in her voice
We knew we made an improbable pair
But our hearts didn't leave us much choice

It seems to little to say
just to repeat "I still love you"
and if not quite the same way
as I did that first day
We know life changes the tune

And still so far
from where we've been
We walk that long road together
We don't give out, we don't give in
Battered and strong
like a kid's first car
We're cruisin on so far

I see new lines on your face
Some of them I know I put there
Innocence we can't replace
Still, we're winning the race
somehow foot after foot there

We've come so far
We've got it made
We might just go on forever
And this I know
I would not trade
A single blow that we have withstood
Even if we could
So long
and so far
so good.


curmudgeon said...

Well done! I am glad your journey brought you to Utah. Here's to the idea that we will mark your 30th as friends and readers of your blog.

Redlefty said...

Way to go!

Bob said...

Congratulations! The years fly by, don't they?!

Jon said...

Congrats - look forward to another great year ahead!

Don said...

44 years for me in January. Congrats to you and Mary Lee.

Anonymous said...

Congrats on 15! I am only working on 7, I do get the importance of such dates. Hoping you the best year of your life!

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