I wrote this Poem almost 27 years ago shortly after we met. Rich instantly swept me off my feet back in 1992. I wasn’t sure what to think. I hid this poem inside a picture frame with his picture in it. (back then I wasn’t apt to share any poems I wrote) One day I pulled it out and showed my girlfriends. Anyway it ended up on our Wedding Programs.
My sweet husband has been making the point today to make me feel especially special today on Valentines: Sending me texts with our song, “Everything I do” Bryan Adams, declaring his love for me on Facebook. He really is God’s gift to me for so many reasons. I can honestly say that marrying him back on January 2nd, 1993 was the best thing I have ever done with exception of giving my life to God as a kid.
Our relationship was centered on Jesus from the beginning and has been throughout the years. Our love has been a gift not from within ourselves, but from God who gives perfect love.
I love you Rich with all my heart! Happy Valentine’s Day my Special Young Man that God promised me!
I look into your eyes and know the love you have.
I see it in your smile, I hear it in your laugh.
I feel a thrill when you are near, and when we’re together there is nothing to fear.
Simple devotion is what I see
I see it in you, I hope you see it in me
A devotion that goes beyond us
Where your love is not only for me
But what you give to God for all eternity.
I must tell you this one thing that is true
I see Jesus living in you
I love you more and more with each passing day,
But my love can not compare to the love that God gave.
I know you know it and you see it is true,
I know His Fire is burning in you
As we’re here together in front of God and man
Pledging our love and lives together as part of His plan
As one we will live, as one we will give
Our hearts, souls and bodies as an offering
Of simple devotion to our Lord and King
“Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up. Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm. But how can one keep warm alone? Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.”
Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 NIV