We have been married for eight years.  I like the number eight.  It is earthy, homey, accessible.  Those are my feelings, anyway.

Speaking of numbers, we were 22 and 23, but I still like the following song, by Andrew Peterson. Go and buy it for your i-whatever.  It’s called Dancing in the Minefields, which is certainly marriage these days.  Happy Eighth Anniversary, dear.  I love you fiercely.

 

Dancing in the Minefields

Well I was 19 you were 21 

The year we got engaged 
And everyone said we were much to young 
But we did it anyway 
We got the rings for 40 each from a pawnshop down the road 
We said our vows and took the leap now 15 years ago 

Chorus: 
And we went dancing in the minefields 
We went sailing in the storms 
And it was harder than we dreamed 
But I believe that’s what the promise is for 

Well I do are the two most famous last words 
The beginning of the end 
But to lose your life for another I’ve heard is a good place to begin 
Cause the only way to find your life is to lay your own life down 
And I believe it’s an easy price for the life that we have found 

Chorus: 
And we’re dancing in the minefields 
We’re sailing in the storms 
And this is harder than we dreamed 
But I believe that’s what the promise is for 
That’s what the promise is for 

Bridge: 
So when I lose my way, find me 
When I loose love’s chains, bind me 
At the end of all my faith 
to the end of all my days 
when I forget my name, remind me 

Cause we bear the light of the son of man 
So there’s nothing left to fear 
So I’ll walk with you in the shadow lands 
Till the shadows disappear 
Cause he promised not to leave us 
And his promises are true 
So in the face of all this chaos baby 
I can dance with you 

Chorus: 
So lets go dancing in the minefields 
Lets go sailing in the storms 
Oh lets go dancing in the minefields 
And kicking down the doors 
Oh lets go dancing in the minefields 
And sailing in the storms 
Oh this is harder than we dreamed 
But I believe that’s what the promise is for 
That’s what the promise is for

 

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