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Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Coming Home

Feels Like Home
by Chantal Kreviazuk
Somethin' in your eyes, makes me wanna lose myself
Makes me wanna lose myself, in your arms
There's somethin' in your voice, makes my heart beat fast
Hope this feeling lasts, the rest of my life
If you knew how lonely my life has been
And how long I've been so alone
And if you knew how I wanted someone to come along
And change my life the way you've done
It feels like home to me, it feels like home to me
It feels like I'm all the way back where I come from
It feels like home to me, it feels like home to me
It feels like I'm all the way back where I belong
A window breaks, down a long, dark street
And a siren wails in the night
But I'm alright, 'cause I have you here with me
And I can almost see, through the dark there is light
Well, if you knew how much this moment means to me
And how long I've waited for your touch
And if you knew how happy you are making me
I never thought that I'd love anyone so much
It feels like home to me, it feels like home to me
It feels like I'm all the way the back where I come from
It feels like home to me, it feels like home to me
It feels like I'm all the way back where I belong
It feels like I'm all the way back where I belong

Three years ago today, I married my best friend. I remember looking at him standing there in front of me and in my head I was screaming, "Oh my god, I get to marry him. I get to spend my life with my best friend." I couldn't stop smiling. He couldn't stop smiling. After waiting my whole life for him, here he was standing in front of me, wanting to marry me.

We got married outside, on one of the hottest days of the summer, and it was perfect. Surrounded by the most important people in our lives, our children and grandchildren, family and a few close friends. It was simple yet unconventional...I wore black and he didn't wear a tux. My brother, married us. We planned our whole service and wrote our own vows. Our children took part in the ceremony. My other brother, who has been my best friend for many years, was my man of honor. His best friend was our best man. We spent more on the party afterwards then on the actual wedding. We had a blast. We had Celtic wedding bands hand made special for us. All of it was perfectly beautiful. It was the best. But being married is better.

This song is so fitting because the day I found him, is the day I started on my journey home. I knew. He knew. I think we both had been working our way towards each other for a long time, long before either of us had a clue that a love like this was possible...before we had even met. I knew this is where I belong. He is my home. Just being with him, feels like home, no matter where we are at.

This song is so fitting because it tells my tells our story. He still makes my heart beat fast. He still makes me fall in love with him every day. He still makes me lose myself. He still makes me happy. He is still my home.This song is so fitting, we played it at our wedding and I play it, today, in honor of our anniversary.

Happy Anniversary my love...I love you even more today then I did then. I'm having the time of my life. I didn't know it could be like this. I'm so glad you picked me! I love you to the moon and back. XXXOOO

As if this day could get any youngest son is flying in today and will be home for 10 days!!! My oldest daughter and 10 year old granddaughter are flying in today and will be home for 3 whole weeks!!! I can hardly wait! I cannot wait to lay my eye's on hug them and bring them home.

PS I just spent the last 5 hours trying to post this picture slide show that was suppose to be in this post instead of the lyrics...ugh...very frustrating. Maybe I will get it figured out tomorrow?


Natalie said...

It is our story too, Lori. I was married three years in March, and we also knew before we met.I SO get what you are saying, as I am living this miracle too. How blessed are we?
Wishing you both a beautiful anniversary with your family, How excited you must be!!!!!!
You must be very special people.xx♥

Jan said...

Oh, Lori, this is just lovely. Happy Anniversary!

BTW, I wore black when we got married, too.

I hope you have a lovely, wonderful day!!

Jeannie said...

Happy Anniversary! That's a lovely song.

Riahli said...

So beautiful. That is a very touching song. I am so glad you found someone you can be so completely in love with.

The Incredible Woody said...

Beautiful - brought tears to my eyes. I hope you have a lovely day!!

gram said...

congradulations on 3 glorious years and "Cheers" to a lifetime of memories to make together. it isn't often you find the love of a lifetime. i think you did.
enjoy the time with your children and grandchildren while they are up for a visit. hard to believe it is july already. the summer is flying by way too fast. take care and once again, "Happy Anniversary Lori"

Busy Bee Suz said...

Happy anniversary. I love your story and your appreciation for your great LOVE!!!
So happy the kids are coming back to the nest for some visiting.
Enjoy them!!!

SciFi Dad said...

Great song choice.

Happy Anniversary!

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary! It is going to be a great day and a great couple of weeks. Enjoy!!!!

LPC said...

I am glad for your happiness.

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary Lori! Isn't it wonderful being married to your best friend? Wouldn't it be a better world if all young people understood this? Praying you have 50 more!

Smart Mouth Broad said...

Happy anniversary, Lori! How lovely that your kids are coming home. I know how great that feels!

Nancy said...

I am so happy for you! What could be better than being married to someone you love so much? It really doesn't get any better than that! Congrats.

Jason, as himself said...

I'm so glad you have each other.

Debbie said...

Happy Anniversary! What a beautiful post.

Life with Kaishon said...

I am so happy for you! Happy for your beautiful love. And happy that your kids are coming home. Home to their mama! Have a wonderful time! Good luck with the slide. I have the worst time with those too!

Krystal said...

Happy Anniversary!!! nobody deserves happiness more than you!

Bogey said...

Damn girl! You're making my eyes all watery! I am so happy for you both. You are so deserving of having this sunshine in your life. Tonight after dark, I will look up to the skies, look for the glow and know exactly where you are. Opportunity's like this come few and far between. Often times we question our self worth and wonder if we will ever find this kind of happiness in our lives. You have shown that it is indeed a reality and worth waiting for. Congratulations Lori and many, many more anniversary's ahead!