It’s Been A Decade

10 years ago tonight I looked into Randall’s blue eyes for the first time at the back door of my cousin Hollye’s home in Memphis. A blind date set up by Julie and my mother-in-love (click here for Julie’s refelction on the arrangement). For that date I am forever grateful. I did not want to go, thought my sister had lost her mind and was crushing on another boy. Boy, boy, boy…did I ever change my course when I looked into those blue eyes standing at Hollye’s backdoor!

(The night of our engagement)

Well I lost my heart on the day we met But I gained a lot that I don’t regret

(one of our favorite engagement photos)
Then I hung around til you said ‘I do’ Knew I wouldn’t have nothin if I didn’t have youWell, it changed my thinking when you changed your name Neither one of us will ever be the same And I swear I’m never gonna be untrue Cuz I wouldn’t have nothing if I didn’t have you

(5 year anniversary in Cancun)

If I didn’t have you I’d long ago been left in the dark, out in the cold Blowing around from town to town like a feather in the wind If I didn’t have you I know I’d be Floundering around like a ship at sea Lost in the rain or a hurricane, that’s where I’d have been

(Still kissing with no itching at 7 years)

But I didn’t get lost cuz I saw your light Shining like a beacon on a cold, dark night And the sun came up and the skies turned blue Oh I wouldn’t have nothing if I didn’t have you

(Those blue eyes looked at me just right)

Well, I count my blessings Every night I pray That the lord lets me keep you just one more day Every day he does, cuz God knows too That I wouldn’t have nothing if I didn’t have you

(Walking into a new decade as 3)

Well, I’ve already said it but I swear it’s true I wouldn’t have nothing if I didn’t have you

Randall used to sing this Randy Travis song to me all the time. He still says it is “our song”. I would like to say “our song” was something with a little more class, but it is what it is and it works. I love it. It makes my heart smile.

Abby

Published by Abby Lee

Celebrating and decorating with purpose is my favorite thing to do. When I am not filling a tree with ornaments or throwing a birthday party for my golden doodle, I am being mom to a super cool tween son, the wife to a fine blue eyed man and selling real estate. I call northeast Arkansas home and when I am not loving on my people or celebrating in our space, I am using words to express myself here or on my podcast. Be sure to follow me! I am the co-author of a blog called Life with My Sister and have a podcast called Abby As-Is. You can also follow me on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest and YouTube.

3 thoughts on “It’s Been A Decade

  1. SO GLAD GOD HAD IT ALL WORKED OUT FOR YOU TWO TO MEET. GOD'S PERFECT TIMING. YOU ARE ONE CUTE COUPLE AND NOW ONE CUTE FAMILY. I LOVE YOU SOOO MUCHMAMA

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