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Friday, March 04, 2005
10 years...

… today is my 10th wedding anniversary, and we’re on the edge of celebrating 13 years together. So, the following is for DH.

“Bless The Broken Road”… Rascal Flatts (yes, another country song)

I set out on a narrow way many years ago
Hoping I would find true love along the broken road
But I got lost a time or two
Wiped my brow and kept pushing through
I couldn't see how every sign pointed straight to you

Well, it wasn’t quite that clear… but it definitely was rough, and I was misguided a time or two along the way. Various people tried to steer me onto some other path, or make me believe that I shouldn’t stay on the straight and narrow, but I’m glad that I did, else I would never have found you. Or it would have taken a whole lot longer to do so.

I think about the years I spent just passing through
I'd like to have the time I lost and give it back to you
But you just smile and take my hand
You've been there you understand
It's all part of a grander plan that is coming true

I don’t think that we could have found each other any sooner than we did… it would have been considered illegal *grin* But you do understand, and you understood back then…

Every long lost dream led me to where you are
Others who broke my heart they were like northern stars
Pointing me on my way into your loving arms
This much I know is true
That God blessed the broken road
That led me straight to you

It was a broken road… it wasn’t that many that broke my heart, but a lot who tried to break my spirit. Years of disappointment, insecurity, disenfranchisement, not belonging, being rejected… that was my broken road. The splintered heart I had just kept trying to piece itself back together… but I don’t think that it was ever fully in one piece to begin with even when I was born.

This morning I found your wonderful card with that wonderful poem. Thank you. You’ve made life bearable for the past few days of my apathy and veer into a depressed state (nothing to worry about folks, it’s just a rare case of the blues).

For that, and so many other things that I cannot name, and don’t have the energy to name, I thank you. Oh, and I thank you for changing that restaurant reservation so that I didn't have to be tortured by the smell of wonderful meats on a meatless Friday in Lent...