23 January 2012

2 Years

Break out the bubbly, for 'twas 2 years ago that Jeff married me, and I married Jeff.

Many song lyrics come to mind today....

You mean to me what I mean to you
Even though we ain't got money, I'm so in love with you honey,
I love you, and you alone were meant for me
Loooooove is a many splendored thing
Who ya gonna call?
You're my sunshine after the rain
Love you forever and forever, love you with all my heart

And, on completely serious note, I was running the other night sans baby which means I could listen to music. I don't really have a "work out playlist," so I usually just start it on a song that has a good beat, but if the song that comes after that doesn't, I'm in the zone by then and too lazy to change it.  A Case of You by Joni Mitchell came on, an example of a bad running rhythm, but I do love that song and enjoyed it.  I know this is cheesy, but tears filled my little eyes as she sang,

I remember that time you told me, you said,
 'Love is touching souls',
Surely you've touched mine cause,
Part of you pours out of me
in these lines from time to time

In all her silliness, Joni said something that was really true.  As powerful as "I love you" is, I love a lot of things and say it all the time.  I love Diet Coke.  I love Mitt Romney.  I love The Beatles.  I love Mary Cassatt paintings.  I love iceberg roses.  I love skinny jeans.  I love being skinny.  I love big baskets.  But Jeff is the only person who's touched my soul, in a very Bronte sort of way.  Disagreements and moments of exasperation may pepper some days, but who cares?  He's the one who's rooted down deep into my soul, he's a part of me more than anyone else ever could be, and I am so happy that I'll never, ever be without him.  

So to millions more, Jeff.  I love you in a big way.


J. and A. P. said...

Beautifully written Meredith!! You two are so CUTE together!! Happy Anniversary :)

chayes said...

I am so glad that you are so happy! We love you! Happy anniversary to you!

JH said...

Wow! Your husband sounds really cool

Meredith said...

Happy anniversary!!

PS: I love Joni and I love love love that song! Have you heard the acoustic version? Perfection. She has made some of my favorite painting music.