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.