She said you were shy…
You sat by my side!
You asked me to dance
My number per chance?
A phone call
Would I like to play?
A first date
You beat me that day!
On cross-country skis
It’s not meant to be?
A phone call
“No thank you”, I say
I’ll stay home today…
I see you
Alone, as am I…
I am ready to fly!
A phone call
And then you said, “Yes!”
Will not work
Sunday would be best
A bike ride
To the beach downtown
It’s you I have found!
Is friendship enough?
A long hike
A brief pause…
An embrace on the bluff ~
I’ve got it!
You have it!
Not a word was said
In a year
Vows made and we’re wed!
You’ve held me
You’re forever mine
I’ve loved you
It is our 29th wedding anniversary today. Earlier this week, Ian invited me to go with him to take photos at the beach. He wanted to pick out some beach logs to finish a bench he is making for us.
The kids were in a stay at home mode; so we had a date for just the two of us. It was awesome!
This poem tells the general outlines of the beginning of our love story. God hasn’t finished it yet; and I am grateful .
If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea,
even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast.
Psalm 139: 9
26 thoughts on “Respectfully Thine”
Lovely poem and beautiful pictures. Happy Anniversary. Have a wonderful day. Blessings from Lizzie Joy
Thank you so much! ~ Wendy
Oh Wendy, I love these words and photos. Blessings for your path. Mary Ann p.s. this year will be our 49th!
Wow! Blessings to you both on your 49th! I hope we are given that much more time together. ~ Wendy
Happy Anniversary! Love the pictures!
Thank you! ~ Wendy
A very Happy Anniversary! I enjoyed your verse and the photos are great. I like how you shoot up close, where things “live”.
I discovered your blog via ‘simplyjuliana’s’. It was your tag line that drew me: “As a still lake reflects creation, so may our hearts reflect the Creator’s glory.” Amen! 🙂
Thank you. I just read your latest poem and love it!
You’re very kind. I wrote a few lately, as emails. Now I’m trying to learn how to use a word processor. It’s taking 3x longer to post them than it did to write them, lol.
I look forward to spending some time reading your blog this week.
You have a way with words 🙂 Beautiful photos, too. Happy Anniversary!!!
Thank you! We want to get some sunset photos of our local beach next time we go. I just noticed your lovely sunset photo so now I’m really inspired… ~ Wendy
Thank you! I’m thinking that your blog pictures are beautiful… including those of your cat… ~ Wendy
Thanks so much, Wendy! So are your pictures. 🙂
What a wonderful way to share your story.. and what a beautiful story it is!!
Happy Anniversary and blessings to you both..
Thank you Alicia! My daughter really enjoyed reading this too. I am praying ahead of time for our children’s love stories. ~ Wendy
I loved the poetry and the beautiful pictures. Happy anniversary!!!!!!
Thank you. We had a great time at the beach and we’re hoping for a sunny evening this week so I can take some sunset photos… I enjoy following your posts.
Wonderful photos – like it
Thank you! Your dog is adorable. ~ Wendy
Happy Anniversary! I loved the photos of the beach and especially the heartwarming poem!
Thank you. My husband enjoyed the poem too. I surprised him with it and he said it sure brought back memories. ~ Wendy
Sure am glad I moved in on you. You had great legs then, and great legs now. I can say that, ya know.
After 29 years I still love yours too! So much for you being shy eh? ~ Wendy xoxo
Thank you ❀