Day #23 – 18th Wedding Anniversary

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Here’s To Our 18th Wedding Anniversary
October, Saturday 28th, 2000

Looks Like We Made It; Look How Far We’ve Come My Hubby” – A celebration to our 23 years together & our 18 years of marriage – forever as one.

A Letter For & About Steve
“a dedication to him, we & us.”

It is with the greatest of thanks, gratitude & a loving heart that we find ourselves in the midst of our 23rd year together. 2018 is a special year as it also commemorates our 18th Wedding Anniversary.

Many years ago I searched for that familiar face that was but a stranger… I was drawn to you so many years before … then one day there was no more searching…. my heart found its home.
“I know that it might sound
More than a little crazy
But I believe
That the years may have kept us separated
But our hearts were always destined to find each other again. “

Fast forward the hands of time…. & here we are today, Having built our home in the hearts of each other; through the many trials and tribulations we have seen ourselves through to our 23rd year.

Never has there been a day in the past 18 years that I could have written or wished for a greater forever love story where the main characters  lifelong partner… when I say the words lifelong and forever partner I actually mean it… I have heard many people say that they themselves married their partner for what they thought would be forever… well I am not like other people… I am me…. & for me, my vows & marriage with you is forever.

I can with hand on my heart tell you that from the very first moment that I met you way back in 1993 that my attraction for you was instant… I dared to speak about my affection for you to a third party only once in the years between of 1993 – 1995…. & after that moment I kept my thoughts, words & feelings to very self.

Just as it’s played out in the movies; on a warm spring night our paths crossed and we came into the crosshairs of what was to become a two sided choice. On one side a lifetime without ever experiencing our unknown love and on the other side of the crossroads to where we each stood, was us waiting with baited breath, waiting for the earth night air to wrap us up and into a journey of us becoming 1. I knew that we had been brought together against all odds… getting to be in the same place at the same time was the very thing that kept us for all those years apart. There was always a gravitational field that worked hard and guided us to the hearts of each of us. I knew from day dot that you and I would have each other in our someday futures.

In our toughest days, we continually remember why we became one on that faithful day… we drew strength from our knowledge that we and our love was always meant to be… Keeping our struggles and hard work in our memories but not between our hearts is the success story of our continued togetherness … There’s just no rhyme or reason only the sense of compassion .. in our eyes, we know with 100% certainty that we were meant to be, then, now and for always.

23 years is a long time… but I with no fear in my heart I would with 100% certainty; line up and take on those many years again if ever there was a redo for our love.


“And maybe I loved you
In another life and
I promised you that I
Would find you, somewhere
On the other side. Or maybe
You’ve always been in my
Subconscious. Nudging me
This way and pulling me
That way until I found
You. I don’t know. But
I do know I’ve felt you
More than one life should
Allow.

“I feel that this written verse has more than one meaning behind its written words, but I choose to see these words in a loving, reflecting way and as a celebration of how far we have come.”

Author.  JM Storm
Reference – https://m.facebook.com/Jmstormquotes


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My Rewrite Of Jm Storms Written Verse.

Through the sands of time
Many days went by
But I never let go of your picture in my mind.
I promised myself that I would someday find you
Reconnect with you
And make you mine.

You’ve always been hidden
Far back in my subconscious
But every now and then
There would be a whispered word
Nudging me telling me that you are never far
That someday soon;
You will materialise and become forever mine.

There was a time in those years
Where I gained a glimpse of you
But the mesmeric fields of love
Never aligned us on the same path.

Your name was heard
In the traps of other peoples words…
And just as I accepted
That our love may never to be;
Like a genie in the wind
You appeared in the flesh
And there you were in front of me.

A stolen kiss from a stranger in person
But in my dreams, this certainly wasn’t our first.
Then it came
That you become mine
Loving you always
And far more than one lifetime should allow.

Written By
Tanya Kelly
2018


I have given you more than half my years and I would with 100% commitment give them to you once again. ”I most certainly want to hold your hand way past 50 years of marriage and say we made it”

From the very day that we became 1 we were told that we were
Too young to be married
Too young to be free
But what could they do, they were going to have a baby…

“By The Hollies”

“We were never too young to explore the feelings that were placed into our timeline many years before our love. I never wanted freedom… it was always you 100% all the way. Our children were never the glue to our loves commitment, they are the trophies to us being committed to us. We were always meant to be, only time had to catch up with what was written in the winds for us.”


“A song that celebrates our story is “You’re Still The One – By Shania Twain”

Looks like we made it
Look how far we’ve come my baby
We mighta took the long way
We knew we’d get there someday

They said “I bet they’ll never make it”
But just look at us holding on
We’re still together still going strong

(You’re still the one)
You’re still the one I run to
The on that I belong to
You’re still the one I want for life
(You’re still the one)
You’re still the one I love
The only one I dream of
You’re still the one I kiss good night

Ain’t nothin’ better
We beat the odds together
I’m glad we didn’t listen
Look at what we would be missin’
They said “I bet they’ll never make it”
But just look at us holdin’ on
We’re still together still goin’ strong

(You’re still the one)
You’re still the one I run to
The one that I belong to
You’re still the one I want for life
(You’re still the one)
You’re still the one I love
The only one I dream of
You’re still the one I kiss good night

(You’re still the one)
You’re still the one I run to
The one that I belong to
You’re still the one I want for life
(You’re still the one)
You’re still the one I love
The only one I dream of
You’re still the one I kiss good night

I’m so glad we made it
Look how far we’ve come my baby

Looks like we made it

Ain’t nothin’ better
We beat the odds together
I’m glad we didn’t listen
Look at what we would be missin’

They said “I bet they’ll never make it”
But just look at us holding on
We’re still together still going strong

(You’re still the one)
You’re still the one I run to
The on that I belong to
You’re still the one I want for life
(You’re still the one)
You’re still the one I love
The only one I dream of
You’re still the one I kiss good night

“See Video Clip Here”


Song Appreciation Time – My Rewrite Of Shania Twain’s song “Looks Like We Made It”

Here we are ready to celebrate
That day has come and we have made it
Through the trials and the tribulations
Through the storms
And over the rocky mountains.tkskglasses

There was much to say once
About our togetherness
But here we a power couple
The dedication to our forever love.

Not matter what harshness others once spoke
We gave prove them wrong
And we have stayed strong
Through the voices of negativity
Standing tall we find ourselves
In convictions of our much talked about love.

There is now better way to celebrate
But by putting a smile on our faces
For against the odds, we sailed headlong into the winds of us … pushing forth – riding high in our foreverness.
We held on,
We stood tall.
We became strong and today we stand as one
Forever in the arms of us.

The above-chosen parts of you’re still the one is how I choose to choose to celebrate the journey of our love and hearts.

“I bet they’ll never make it” was never written in our futures plans. You’re still the one I want for life, in death and for the years that we will exist in our eternity’s.


Below is a piece of writing that I write that was read out on our wedding day… it was a small token of my love for Steve… a symbolic written gesture that promised that my love and heart was longing to be married to him.

Our Wedding Day Reading

Take the certainty of our love 
Found deep in the heart of us both

Project and share,

Let Love shine from thee.

Take my heart, 
My body, 
My soul,

I’ll give all that I am to thee…

Take my hand and place upon it,

The never-ending symbol; 
Of one’s eternal love

Sign, we will…

Our lives together we will ponder;

Through the good and bad,

Through sickness and health…

We may not be rich;

But nor are we poor.

On our page of unity;

My signature will be a sign of my

Forever and continuous love.

Written By Tanya Kelly
2000.

If I had to write my vows over again at this very moment the below is what I would say and honour… & if I had time to sit and think on or about the words that I would lovingly say and deliver, the only thing that I could say with certainty is that my words would surely incorporate these words in my written vows.

“You were my reason back then, my reason now, my reason every day. You strengthen my weaknesses, bring focus to my dreams. Here and now I pledge my life to yours, let your dreams become my dreams &
With hope I hope that you know that I would rather spend one day or one lifetime with you, then to spend one moment of one second of the day wondering what could have been. I would rather share one lifetime with you than face all the ages of this world alone without you by my side.”

“I wish that I could stand up here and promise you the world, but the world isn’t mine to give. But what I do promise is my world, and all it entails. My love, my support, my passion, my compassion, my companionship… all of me and then some.”

I wish I could promise smooth sailing, but the winds aren’t mine to control. What I do promise is a ship built to carry you through to safely wherever any storm turns towards our shores. That ship would be the very safety of my forever longing heart, ready to sail through any weather and ready to await out any storm.”

Tomorrow maybe such a long time but I would sign up for it all over again, adding just one more day to prove to you… that my love for you is today far greater then the love that I had for you yesterday.

No matter where life leads me, I know that as long as you are there, that with you is where I am meant to be.”

tansteveIn conclusion to my 18th Anniversary I write & say the following:

“Our life together may be paved with many hurdles, many struggles and far more struggles than anyone or any couple should ever endure… but those struggles and those hurdles have made us the glue to the vows that we spoke in earnest to each other in that hot October sun on the 28th day of the year 2000.

As hard as the years have been, I would sign up once again to stand shoulder to shoulder with you and beside you… forever and for always + one day.”

Signed
Author. Tanya Kelly
365daysomethings.wordpress.com
Copyrighted By Tanya Kelly. 2018

3 thoughts on “Day #23 – 18th Wedding Anniversary

  1. Long marriages are a blessing, reflecting a path with twists and turns that were expected but unexpected. Lovely to read your post about your good marriage – all the best for many yet ahead.

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