Tuesday, December 1, 2015

I Will Be Here...

Rehearsal Night 2007

As a single girl...

I absolutely loved Steven Curtis Chapman's "I will be here"....    I was completely sure that had to be the most beautiful wedding song ever written...    I listened to it over and over again...

I had it all planned out. The white flowing dress. The smiles. The way he would look at me. The ring.
The excitement of the proposal. Then, a perfect.. happy..  breath-taking life. He would pick me up and waltz across the threshold...  

I knew..  And I was ready.


On Tuesday, November 24th...    Jeremy and I celebrated eight years together.

We had a wonderful dinner together.

I have been truly blessed.

But, I'd like to share a tiny bit of my "happily ever after..."

The wedding was beautiful...   But, each and every one of the little moments we've shared has been worth a million weddings.

It isn't about the fairy tale...   but, life... real life. Is a beautiful gift. What Cinderella didn't tell us was that when you burned the supper and cried... But, had a great time together over takeout...  Was more precious than any glass slipper.

And even though my beautiful ring sparkles and shines...    Nothing compares to cheering on our little boy's baseball games or singing in the car on roadtrips.

Even though the proposal was breath-taking and romantic...   "Marry me" has taken on an entire new meaning. We're a team. Each other's biggest fan. Cheering each other on. Best of friends. I love laughing together.

Now the flowing white dress is stored neatly in my Mother's attic...    But, our happy days aren't put away. Warm meals together aren't out of sight and family hugs haven't faded.

And as for the way he looks at me...   Fluttering butterflies have turned into faithfulness and respect... a love greater than words.

November 24th 2015...  Celebrating 8 years!

Moral of this story? ...    I heard the song a couple days ago.

And to my awesome single friends, It took on a whole new meaning.

"I will be here"... because God in his precious grace allowed me the opportunity.. for a few fleeting moments in the span of time... to share my heart.

To each and every one of you - Choose wisely. God has a perfect one for you. Past the wedding. Past the dazzling threshold.

A lifetime awaits.

I included the lyrics...    Held more truth & honesty than I could have ever imagined all those years ago.

Steven Curtis Chapman

Tomorrow morning if you wake
up and the sun does not appear..
I will be here.

If in the dark, we lose sight of love
Hold my hand, and have no fear...
'Cause I will be here.

I will be here ...
When you feel like being quiet..
When you need to speak your mind..
I will listen.
And I will be here..
When the laughter turns to cryin'
Through the winning, losing and trying
We'll be together..
I will be here.

Tomorrow morning, if you wake up
And the future is unclear...
I will be here.

Just as sure as seasons were made for change..
Our lifetimes were made for these years...
So I will be here.

I will be here
And you can cry on my shoulder..
When the mirror tells us we're older..
I will hold you.
And I will be here..
To watch you grow in beauty.
And tell you all the things you are to me...
I will be here.

I will be true to the promise I have made..
To you and to the One who gave you to me...

Tomorrow morning, if you wake up..
And the sun does not appear.
I will be here.. 

Oh, I will be here.



  1. Beautiful that has been a favorite song of mine through Steven and my love story. ♡

  2. I just love you Gen, You and Megan were not close friends but like you were in school with her.. I went to school with your mom and Aunts and have always held a special place in my heart for them, as I do for you and your sweet family.... You always see sunshine thru rain..... <3


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