Monday, September 13, 2010

Musical Monday

Another Monday here and going soon! Today is a fun Monday for us here because it is the start of MOPS! Definitely means fall is here and time is getting on it's way!


Today's song for my dear husband is "God Gave Me You" by Dave Barnes. I am sure many of you have heard the song since it is one of the best love songs (in my mind) out there! To me it shows the reality of marriage...that it isn't always going to be perfect. And that there is a bond that is stronger than anything else because of what God has put together.

Being a Military family I know that we have had our share of hard times. We think it would just be easier to not have to deal with deployments, military rules, etc...but then how would we have grown together and with the Lord? Mike has become the spiritual leader that this family needs and because of that, we have all grown in Jesus. He holds me accountable even though it is hard to hear what I have been doing wrong and I may not be the nicest to him, but he perseveres for our family. Already with this deployment Mike has shown me how he is with me through the storms. There to listen and encourage me. I thank God so much that He gave me Mike.

In fact, way back when Mike and I met in high school, I asked God to give me my husband...and then came along Mike! I found that question in a journal I had written right before I fell head over heals for him. Looking back I see God's hand in the way we grew up, met and fell in love. Such a perfect connection:-)

Here are the lyrics:

I’ve been a walking heartache
I’ve made a mess of me
The person that I’ve been lately
Ain’t who I wanna be

But you stay here right beside me
Watch as the storm goes through
And I need you

God gave me you for the ups and downs
God gave me you for the days of doubt
For when I think I’ve lost my way
*If* There are no words here left to say, it’s true
God gave me you

There’s more here than what were seeing
A divine conspiracy
That you, an angel lovely
Could somehow fall for me
You’ll always be love’s great martyr
Ill be the flattered fool
and I need you

God gave me you for the ups and downs
God gave me you for the days of doubt
For when I think I’ve lost my way
*If* There are no words here left to say, it’s true
God gave me you

On my own I’m only
Half of what I could be
I can’t do without you
We are stitched together
And what love has tethered
I pray we never undo

God gave me you for the ups and downs
God gave me you for the days of doubt
God gave me you for the ups and downs
God gave me you for the days of doubt
For when I think I’ve lost my way
*If* There are no words here left to say, it’s true
God gave me you, gave me you.
Gave me you.

Some oldie pictures AGAIN!
I believe this is 2005 at the Seabee Ball.



January 2nd, 2004...

2 comments:

Sarah Halstead said...

Beautiful photos. How are you adjusting?

Kaylee said...

It was fun to see those pictures! And I LOVE this song - so awesome! Oh! And I love that you are doing musical mondays - it's such a sweet idea!