Monday, June 23, 2008

Ten Amazing Years: Something That We Do


I've had a wonderful time wandering through our ten years of marriage over the past couple of months, but this week it will be time to wrap it up.  I'm working on the grand finale right now. It involves a song by Clint Black called "Something That We Do".

Before I met Lee, I was no fan of country music.  Lee is not that big on it either, but he was BORN to SING it.  Every now and then when we're driving down the road he flips through the channels and lands on a country love song and sings it to me. Don't ask me how he knows the words.  All I know is that it melts me into a puddle every time.

Just about the time we were married, he stumbled on this one, and it never fails to make me cry. This song is the bottom line of what makes our marriage work.  God holds it together, most definitely, but this is what makes it work.  Check back in at the end of the week to hear it, but for now, here are the lyrics:

I remember well the day we wed
I can see that picture in my head
I still believe the words we said
Forever will ring true
Love is certain, love is kind
Love is yours and love is mine
But it isn't something that we find
It's something that we do

It's holding tight, lettin' go
It's flying high and laying low
Let your strongest feelings show
And your weakness, too
It's a little and a lot to ask
An endless and a welcome task
Love isn't something that we have
It's something that we do

We help to make each other all that we can be
Though we can find our strength and inspiration independently
The way we work together is what sets our love apart
So closely that you can't tell where I end and where you start

It gives me heart remembering how
We started with a simple vow
There's so much to look back on now
Still it feels brand-new
We're on a road that has no end
And each day we begin again
Love's not just something that we're in
It's something that we do

We help to make each other all that we can be
Though we can find our strength and inspiration independently
The way we work together is what sets our love apart
So closely that you can't tell where I end and where you start

Love is wide, love is long
Love is deep and love is strong
Love is why I love this song
And I hope you love it too
I remember well the day we wed
I can see that picture in my head
Love isn't just those words we said
It's something that we do

There's no request too big or small
We give ourselves, we give our all
Love isn't someplace that we fall
It's something that we do

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I finally had a few minutes to catch up on your blog and love the new look! Your words always inspire and challenge me, Tracy.

What a beautiful tribute to the loves in your life through the last 10 years. You truly are a special family...and special to me.

Carla

Debbie said...

I like the periwinkle/purple really on my screen...so I voted yes! And we just celebrated our 10 year last January..had big plans to go away for the weekend...BUT the flu visited all of us and knocked me flat on my back. So I spent the day in bed, sicker than sick. What were we thinking getting married in January! When is your actual day?

Tracy P. said...

Uh oh! We have a getaway planned for this weekend--hope we have better luck! Our anniversary is June 27.

Shanna said...

Thanks for stopping by and the compliments ;)
Congratz on your 10th!
I like the color of your blog - maybe a light grey text instead of white would make it less bright. If you are interested in changing the background on your blog, take a peek at this tutorial it's how I learned to do mine:

http://www.bloggerbuster.com/2008/01/cheats-guide-to-customising-blogger.html

I downloaded the free scrap book kits on Shabbyprincess.com and that's what I used for my backgrounds ;)

Jen said...

Sorry but I am a big black on white text person. Anyway, congrats on 10 years. That is a big mile stong in todays culture. Hope you have a great Anniversary.