If I should fall behind…

Excuse the vom-i-licious post, but I couldn’t let my 3rd anniversary go by without mentioning how incredible it is to be married. 

Dave and I met (again), found love in each other and tied the knot within 9 months.  To say it was a bit of a whirlwind would be an understatement! 

However, sometimes things just work.  You have a deep sense of knowing that you could ‘do life’ with this person and share your hearts desires.

We really wanted our wedding day be about family and friends witnessing us stepping into that.  So much so that we had our family and friends take ‘vows’ with us, to say that they would support, encourage and pray for us in our marriage. 

All that loveliness being said – it ain’t always rosey!  The best way I can think to describe marriage is that it’s like someone holding up a mirror to you 24/7 and you can’t get away from facing all your little (and big) issues and bad/annoying traits. 

The good thing is, the person holding the mirror loves you regardless.

3 years in, I’m no expert; but I can see how the pattern of compromise, kindness and patience is probably going to be important in the years ahead.

On our wedding day, I walked down the aisle to the Bruce Springsteen song ‘If I should fall behind’.  The words are as true today as they were in 2007, and I hope they will be 10, 20, 60 years from now…

We said we’d walk together baby come what may
That come the twilight should we lose our way
If as we’re walkin a hand should slip free
I’ll wait for you
And should I fall behind
Wait for me

We swore we’d travel darlin’ side by side
We’d help each other stay in stride
But each lover’s steps fall so differently
But I’ll wait for you
And if I should fall behind
Wait for me

Now everyone dreams of a love lasting and true
But you and I know what this world can do
So let’s make our steps clear that the other may see
And I’ll wait for you
If I should fall behind
Wait for me

Now there’s a beautiful river in the valley ahead
There ‘neath the oak’s bough soon we will be wed
Should we lose each other in the shadow of the evening trees
I’ll wait for you
And should I fall behind
Wait for me

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