March 10, 2011

(A Very Special) Song of the Week Link-Up

I'm joining up with Goodnight Moon again, for her "What's Your Song?" linkup. But it's personal this time.  

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I've loved this song for a few years now. It always brings me close to tears for some reason. It felt like my song this week, though.  

You see, I haven't worn my wedding band for several months. It didn't mean much to me anymore. Though Sky still wore his, mine sat on a dresser for a while, and then was tucked away into the ring box as if I'd never worn it. I came to hate looking at it because of the pain of the past year, so one night, I took it off, and off it has stayed.

Since I moved back home with Sky, he insisted that we get new rings. This week, we did just that. I will always remember what stores we got them from. I will always remember how long it took to buy my engagement ring. I will even remember the stupid "Hey There, Delilah" that was playing in the background. I will remember that Amelia was fussy, that it was dark when we left the shops, and that Sky slid the wedding band onto my finger before we went to bed that night.

And though I am not wearing my engagement ring yet- I can't until he "proposes" again!- the thin, almost fragile looking band I now wear reminds me that we are back on the journey we started since the day we met nearly 2 years ago to this day. We cry, we laugh, we love, and we try.

And he gives me wedding rings.

And, for the record, I can't wait to show you the engagement ring we picked out together. It's not at all what I originally saw myself wanting, but it is seriously stunning. :)

Full lyrics:

The Book Of Love- Peter Gabriel

The book of love is long and boring
No one can lift the damn thing
It's full of charts and facts and figures
And instructions for dancing
But I---
I love it when you read to me
And you---
You can read me anything

The book of love has music in it
In fact that's where music comes from
Some of it is just transcendental
Some of it is just really dumb

But I---
I love it when you sing to me
And you---
You can sing me anything

The book of love is long and boring
And written very long ago
It's full of flowers and heart-shaped boxes
And things we're all too young to know

But I---
I love it when you give me things
And you---
You ought to give me wedding rings

And I---
I love it when you give me things
And you---
You ought to give me wedding rings
You ought to give me wedding rings


8 kind comments from you:

Michelle said...

You totally made me tear up this morning.

Beth said...

I'm speechless. Love it.

I'm also glad I found your blog and look forward to keeping up with you. I love the quotes you choose and I love your writing and ideas, including your talks about wanting a "fairytale" story. I've decided that fairytales in reality are very different than in fairytale land, and I'm trying to embrace that being accepting and opening up to let good things happen make for an even better story. Best of luck to you--it sounds like you are on an amazing journey! :)

Goodnight moon said...

This made me so happy! I'm so glad that your moving forward "together". And I love listening to your songs as you wrote about your rings. Your right, this is so personal to you! Thank you for being so raw and sharing your story with all of us. I'm so happy for you!!!!!! I can't wait to read about your proposal;)

Thanks for linking up!!!!

Beka said...

ahhhhh i love this post.
especially the always-remember parts.

beautiful ring! i like it:)
.....i shall listen to the song later, because i need to get off this thing and make mac-n-cheese for these kiddos;)

Neidy said...

The progress you have made together is beautiful :)
And I hope your second proposal goes just as beautiful!

McDancer said...

I adore this song, makes me tear up every time I hear it. It makes me so happy to see you working through the struggles and finding a new way of being together.

Mr. Superman & Mrs. S. said...

Okay way to make me cry. I adore this.

Anonymous said...

Yay- what a beautiful story of hope and renewal!

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