A little over 10 years ago, while sitting in a prayer group at church, I heard someone playing a guitar and singing. I knew right then I needed to know to that man. Little did I know it would totally change my life. Music. It's the driving beat to my life.
I was a different person then, more bold, aggressive, so I tracked down this man that I'd seen and heard from across the room. I introduced myself and we began to get to know each other. I'd look forward to his emails each day and our phone calls at night. A few times he had emailed me songs he'd recorded just for me. He consumed my thoughts. We didn't really spend time together, just the emails, phone calls and I'd see him at church. Then he told me he had to go pick up a couch. I immediately volunteered my services. It was that night that started it all. We moved a couch, we got coffee, we wandered around the drug store and we began our incredible journey together. I'll never forget walking through Eckerd Drug Store, him singing Baby It's Cold Outside with the store music. Even though it's not really a romantic song, I always joke that it's our song. Music, again, imprinted into major memories of my life.
Our legal wedding anniversary is in April but December 16th, 2004 is our 1st "date", the day we marked the beginning of our relationship. It is also the date, in 2011, after 5 years of marriage, we renewed our vows at our church with all our family and friends present. Our real song, God Bless the Broken Road, was sang at our wedding and has been a thread through our lives. The music of us!
So after 10 years of some extremely wonderful and blessed times and some heartbreaking and challenging valleys, I want to say Happy Anniversary to my Beloved. I look forward to many more years with you, our children, our families, our challenges and joys.
I love you my Mr. Basbe!