Monday, September 19, 2011

Anchor Me Back Down

An eerie silence falls across the barn as I sit at the piano and begin to play a song by Mindy Gledhill called "Anchor". The minute I had first heard it, I instantly thought of Brian. He is my anchor. He is the one who brings me back down when my head is in the clouds and keeps me safe. 

Here are the words to the song:

When all the world is spinning ˜round
Like a red balloon way up in the clouds
And my feet will not stay on the ground
You anchor me back down

I am nearly world renowned
As a restless soul who always skips town
But I look for you to come around
And anchor me back down

There are those who think that I'm strange
They would box me up and tell me to change
But you hold me close and softly say
That you wouldn't have me any other way

When people pin me as a clown
You behave as though I'm wearing a crown
When I'm lost I feel so very found
When you anchor me back down

When all the world is spinning 'round
Like a red balloon way up in the clouds
And my feet will not stay on the ground
You anchor me back down

Our wedding day was wonderful. It almost all seemed like a dream. I still look back and think about it, and I have to ask myself, "Did that really happen? Oh yeah, it sure did!"

Everything turned out really nice. My dress was nice. Brian looked nice. The decorations were nice, the food was nice. But the best part of all wasn't all the things that were so nice, but the people that made everything nice.

I will never forget walking into the room to be married together forever, I was excited and slightly nervous, as Brian walked beside me gently holding my hand. And when I looked in the room, I saw all the people who cared about Brian and I the very most. They were all smiling at me and I absolutely knew they all loved me. There is no better feeling in the world than knowing you are loved and then wanting to love right back completely and earnestly.

I will never forget all the people that showed up the night before the wedding to help me and my mom decorate. What could have been a major pain only took a few hours and was actually pretty fun.

I will never forget the beautiful luncheon out on Cafe Sabor's patio. Brian's mom wanted it to be perfect for us. And it was indeed perfect for us. I wouldn't have it any other way. Sitting under that umbrella, flowers in bloom around us, drinking smoothies and eating tortillas.

And I will never forget all the hugs and handshakes I received during our reception. I loved standing there, greeting people and hearing all around me in that barn the roars of conversation and laughter as folks ate ice cream and children ran around dancing on a sugar high.

That night after the reception ended, just before Brian and I made our big exit, my sister came up to me and told me goodbye. She gave me the biggest and tightest hug. That's when it dawned on me that I was really growing up.

Brian and I were starting our own family now. Kind of bittersweet. But mostly just sweet.

I feel blessed to have so many people in my life to love.

I will post pictures of the wedding as soon as I can! :)

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