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I love dancing with you through all of life’s trials and explosive moments. You will always be my valentine!
That song is so beautiful. My husband and I have definitely danced in the minefield, and I wouldn’t change it for anything. The Lord has been so good to us…after 5 years of fighting cancer, I am healed. My husband has been such a source of strength for me and has led our family through the toughest of times. Thank you for sharing…God bless you.
Happy Valentine’s Day to the absolute love of my life, the fantastically talented Janna Young Barber (who’s just submitted another excellent piece for publishing to this here site). Here’s a memory to share with all of you: once upon a time (about 14 years ago, to be somewhat exact), I told Janna Young that I just wanted to be friends. It’s amazing how God overcomes our stupidity and grievous mistakes and turns them to our good. It was about a year after I told her that, that we were married in Hot Springs, Arkansas.
Here’s to 14 more frabjous Valentine’s Days – and 1500 more you-know-whats!
I love you, Janna! (and don’t tell anybody, but I think you’re the best Rabbit Roomer)
Happy Valentine’s Day to my husband Wally. Fifteen years of “dancing through the minefields” with you and even though we’ve managed to step on a few, I can only hope for one hundred more (years, not exploded mines). I love you!!!
We’ve danced for almost 22 years now–some years more mines in the field than others. Thanks, sweetheart, for telling Dan ‘no’ all those years ago when he asked if you wanted to leave.
Love you, lots!
I love this song so very much. Thank you Andrew for posting it for Valentine’s Day. I bought it from iTunes weeks ago. I turned my son onto it, and he sent it to his fiance’ and told her he couldn’t wait to begin their lives together. They are 19 and 21. March 3rd is their wedding.
I have tried to share this with my husband, but if you noticed my blog site, I don’t have much luck with the deeper things of a 29+ year marriage anymore. He was brain injured 7 months ago on 7/10, and his thoughts are no longer “deep” ones. Nor are emotions.
That being said, he “died” four times, needing the crash cart; that doesn’t count the fact they had to restart him at the scene. He’s a former pastor who deeply loves the Lord. Tho I’ve seen a difference in the “deep” part, he’s all about NOT judging or speaking badly of anyone at all these days.
God decided our time on earth together was not finished. We’re only 7 months into this brain injury business, and I feel that yes, this is most definitely a Minefield of the first order, but I also feel we’re still dancing. Thank you for giving words to it.
To the love of my life, Kimberly Pospisil. You stole my heart and my name, and the past 8 Valentines Days have been the happiest of my life. Here’s to many more together. Love you with all my heart.
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Julie Ann Buckham,
I’ve never been a good dancer, but I consider it the greatest joy to dance with you. Our tenth Valentine’s Day as husband and wife and it’s already shaped up to be the best so far! I love you.
Thanks Andy for this forum!
I have loved the 13 years we have been married. I’d like very much to be dancing with you 30 years from now.
To my Hubba Chris:
Don’t know what I would do without you. Thank you for your incredible patience with me when life hands us mine fields – I know sometimes I don’t handle them well.
To be at your side during this journey is an amazing experience. I love you.
I love you, and I still choose you.
So, I know you’ve heard this song as you move around me, but my hope is that you’ll take a minute (or 3 and a half) to really listen and realize that this is my truly my prayer for us. We’re babies at this whole marriage thing, but I think you’re doing a fine job of it so far.
All my love-
Though I often have two left feet, on the dance floor and in life, you have always shown me much grace. Thank you for four wonderful married years and eight incredible years together. Through the many years ahead, I know that we can rejoice and face any potential challenges because our marriage is built on the Solid Rock. I thank God every time I think of you. Though I hope that I always make sure that you know I love you every day, I’m glad to take any opportunity to tell you I love you in special ways.
I love you!
We have sailed through the storms by keeping our eyes on Christ; I know nothing can turn us back and I can’t believe the beauty of the seas we’re in.
Thank you for sticking it out with me.
Linda, you are the love of my life. Thanks for dancing through the mine fields with me. Thank you for loving me through everything.
Three years ago you decided, to my surprise, to take the leap to love me for the rest of your life. I enjoy doing life together and am thankful for the ways God has used you in my life. Thanks for loving me. Don’t give up on me.
27 years and we ain’t done dancing yet, Wen. Thanks for being my partner. Let’s dance to the end.
Love you. Chuck
John — the “I just want to be friends” thing didn’t work for me either — it took a few months for me to realize that I couldn’t live without this girl. It is amazing how God works.
After 18 years, I’d still marry you all over again. Minefields and all. Thanks for asking me to marry you and being the man of my dreams.
I used to think you were, in a way, taking up the mantle left by Rich Mullins. I don’t know if that sort of suggestion ever occasioned to make you uncomfortable, but I do know that your writing has plowed unfurrowed fields that Rich didn’t touch. Not that it was something he ought to have done. I run the risk of sounding haughty and condescending. That’s not my meaning. I’m not out to qualify any of your art or his. What I do wish to say is that I appreciate songs, poems, and stories that give credence to the holy strength and harrowing beauty earned by keeping the promise of marriage in the Lord. I appreciate it more than I can say. Thank you.
Chris, you are my best friend. Only in your arms will I ever feel safe enough to dance through the minefields of life. God made us for eachother. Thank God for blessing me with a husband like you. And for giving me babies who carry your name and your grin. I’d marry you ten times a day if I could!
I love you Lisa.
Today I am celebrating the anniversary of my last first date! It started with dinner at Como Pete’s where I chose Pepsi despite warnings regarding the eternal implications of that decision. Next it was a Phil Keaggy concert with a tag along younger brother. We topped off the evening with dessert at Stax Omega. Oh and who can forget the never ending stream of cherry cough drops? Thanks for the memories – I love you Brian!!!
My husband John has been the vessel for so much grace and love for me– fifteen years now and I am still overcome.
Andrew, when I played this, your song, for him the other night, he said, “That is my Valentine’s gift.”
Blessings to all still dancing!
It’s been a crazy dance of late, but I’m so grateful to have you as a partner!
(your sweet baboo)
My sweet Caleb,
Thank you for your tender heart and your strong leadership. You are such a blessing to me!! It’s an honor to be your helpmate.
It’s a bonus that you’re more fun than a barrel of monkeys!
Thankful God gave me you. Love you forever!
Can’t believe I get to know you .
Can’t believe I get to love you.
Can’t believe I get to marry you.
Such Grace from an ‘unbelievable’ God.
Happy Valentine’s Day,
P.S. 27 days.
I love that song. Finally, a song about marriage that’s realistic and not cynical, that sees our humanity and yet reaches through to eternity. I’m looking forward to seeing you both tomorrow.
It’s hard to believe it’s been almost 10 years. We have definitely danced around and sometimes walked into a few minefields but have come out on the other side stronger. I so thankful for you and how you have made me a better man. I can’t think of life without you. Happy Valentines Baby!
My favorite marriage song will always be “I Will Be Here,” but this song has a sweetness about it beautifully wrapped up with the AP touch. It’s certainly among my top five.
To my Sweet Rebecca,
I’ll never forget the day God brought you into my life; a day I’ll forever cherish. And I’ll never forget the day we heard this song for the first time together. A golden moment in the sea of many. I love you so much and cherish you above all things. Thank you for being such a sweet mommy to our sweet lil’ man; God’s true gift to us.
I love you dearly, my sweet. Happy Valentine’s day 2011! xoxoxo
7 years ago today we said our first “I love yous”, and you’ve had my heart since then. Thank you for loving me through the minefields of our life together (especially when I may have been responsible for burying some of those mines, and/or causing them to explode!) I love you today and always!
I’m still honored you said, “Yes”! I love you, muchly.
You are my best friend, my Every day I thank God for the privilege it is to be your fiance for now and your husband in a few months. I will spend the rest of my years in a feeble attempt to deserve the goodness you have brought to my life and the joy you have brought to my heart.
To know that one day we will raise children together, to know that we will grow old together, to know that I never have to be away from you. These are the greatest gifts God has ever given to me.
I deserve not your love, but in the image of Christ, you give it to me anyway. Thank you, Ashley. I love you with all that I am.
Every day I thank God for the privilege it is to be your fiance for now and your husband in a few months. I will spend the rest of my years in a feeble attempt to deserve the goodness you have brought to my life and the joy you have brought to my heart.
To my wife Dawn,
Since that night when I got down on one knee in the snow and asked you to be my wife, there have been plenty of up’s and down’s in this journey. I wouldn’t want to dance this minefield with anyone else but you. For now and forever, I thank god that He allowed you to waltz into my life!
Remember that time when I asked you when the best time in our 12 year marriage was, and you said, “Now!”
That was awesome. And so are you.
I’m sure you’ll be embarrassed if you see this here, but I hope you’ll also be pleased!
I love you so very much and I thank you for being my partner as we dance through the minefields. Thank you for loving me through all the difficulties. I thank you for your dedication to leading our family, for the long hours you put in at work, the unending help you give at home after those very long hours at work and the guidance and wisdom and love you show our children as you parent them. Thank you for cherishing me and making me feel special.
I love you so much and look forward each additional day that the Lord gives us together.
Darling, I love you with all my heart.
I wish we were together today, holding each other and laughing our quiet laughs at our private jokes, like the silly fantastical creatures time and the yellow duck bath thermometer. You are my one, you know, my missing puzzle piece. Even though we’re apart, I can still feel the pull of you on my heart, the strongest magnet to me…
I am missing waking up next to you today and seeing the soft light of the morning blur the room as you come into focus. I missed hearing your quiet breathing.
My darling, my wife, my forever bride… I look forward to you. To our interlaced fingers and the way your glances light up my heart.
Thank you for your patience with the large selfish side of me, and for loving a silly man.
I’m looking forward to our next date and your arms.
We’ve just started dancing, but I know the music will never stop playing.
When you try to articulate how you feel about something there is always the great risk of sounding cliché. Our culture is so used to hyperbolizing feelings instead of just stating the great factual feelings that stir in our soul.
With that said, Shannon, I will do my best to be honest to you. I love you. I mean, I truly LOVE you. While I know cognitively that God could have put us with other people that we would have been happy with, I cannot overstate my elation that He chose you to be with me. I know I have said it before, but the simple fact that you reciprocate any feelings back to me is the greatest evidence of God’s grace apart from the Cross.
I am not a perfect man. That is about as great of an understatement that I can muster. Yet, you treat me like a hero.
I am a broken, dry cistern most of the time. I struggle to find my way. Yet you fill me and bind me with your love.
I get stressed out at the smallest stuff and flat-out overwhelmed at the bigger things. Yet you are always a steady, guiding hand.
I have spent many seasons in the deepest valleys. You are always by my side, standing with me when we make it to the mountaintop.
I confess that over the years that my heart has betrayed me as a liar, cheater, murderer, and adulterer, prone to selfishness, pride, and anger. Yet you look me in the eye and with a steady gaze say, “I love you, too.” Astonishing.
I count it all as joy to be able to walk this road with you. You are the mother of my two boys (although you definitely cannot tell), the tireless keeper of our household, and you are my best friend. While eternity is filled with countless glory, I somehow have been gifted the privilege of seeing a glimpse of it in our love each day.
Thank you for dancing in the minefields with me each day. I also greatly enjoy dancing in the kitchen. Happy Valentine’s Day, my love.
Your grateful husband,
I hope to dance with you another 33 years.
We don’t always choose the same song, but we always dance together. 29 Valentines and we’re just getting started.
“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.” (1 Corinthians 13:4-7)
In case you have forgotten,
Remember Valentine’s Day,
Give cards, candy or flowers,
And celebrate it every day!
Happy Valentine’s Day!
Thank-you, Tacos Vallarta Taco Truck…
For always being there for me whenever I need you.
For giving me delicious salsa rojo in copious amounts upon my taco.
For the option to super-size my burrito.
For your delicious chicken, in all its forms, taco or burrito.
For always being there for me.
It’s a little late for Valentine’s Day, but I’m sure looking forward to talking to the Band of Beauties tonight at AU … I’ve loved the journey with you, and all the minefields WE”VE danced through. We got hit by a few of those mines along the way, but thanks to our love and, more importantly, the blood of Jesus, we’ve made it for nearly 24 years. Our first Valentine’s Day was in 1985 … I was hoping you’d say you loved me, but you were smart and waited two weeks so that we would know it wasn’t just a sentimental thing.
I look forward to a bunch more Valentine’s Days, and to learning how to dance for joy in the midst of pain and sorrow. You are a treasure to my heart, and I’m glad to tell the whole world how much I love you.
I hope that one day I get to expirience that love.
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The proprietor of the Rabbit Room, Andrew Peterson, is the singer-songwriter behind more than ten albums and is the author of the Christy award-winning Wingfeather Saga.