…and 13 years later, I still think I’ve got the best dance partner in the world!
We’ve danced through euphorically beautiful sunlit meadows of happiness, and ominous storms filled with shadows, despair, fear, heartache, and pain.
But through it all – we’ve danced. We’ve held each other up sometimes, when we couldn’t stand on our own. We’ve hummed the music if our partner couldn’t hear it through their tears. We’ve stepped on each others toes. Knocked each others knees. We’ve struggled with both learning to lead and learning to follow.
We’ve stretched together, we’ve grown together. In certain seasons, we’ve shown off the other to their best advantage and taken a supporting role ourselves. We’ve put in extra “practice time” when our partner was unsure of their footing.
We’ve learned to trust…
We’ve learned to not care who is watching us…or what they think…but to dance to the beat of our own heart’s drums.
We’ve learned that the very best things happen outside of our comfort zone. And we’ve taken those leaps and twirls through life – together.
We’ve learned to laugh at ourselves. We’ve learned to have fun. We’ve learned to never get too comfortable or lose connection with our partner…because that’s when disastrous missteps can happen.
We’ve learned to give each other grace, and encouragement. We’ve learned that we are always at our best, when we’re by each others side.
We have learned to move, to think, to bend, to live…as two separate people who have been fused into one.
We’ve learned to dance.
Happy Anniversary my beloved! I’m ready for oh, at least 60 more…got those dancin’ shoes on?? ♥