I used to think Valentine's was so stupid...probably because I didn't have anyone to celebrate it with...but now I'm getting more and more warmed to the idea of celebrating love.
This morning, on the way to work, I heard this beautiful song by Matthew West on KLOVE called "Wouldn't Change a Thing." The song was inspired by Brenda and Scott Franklin. Brenda wrote in to the KLOVE radio contest about her love relationship with her husband, and Matthew West chose her story to adapt into an original song.
God blessed me more than I ever deserved when He brought you into my life. You have relentlessly showed me unconditional love, unshakable faith, and proof that love can indeed bear all things, believe all things, hope all things and endure all things.
When you looked into my eyes and said “I do” 23 years ago, I’m sure you had no idea how incredibly bumpy life together would be. I’ve been continually blessed by your steadfast devotion toward me and toward God.
You had faith in me when I had none. You called me beautiful when I felt unattractive. You forgave me when I was undeserving. You have, time and again, sacrificed when I was unworthy.
When we faced infertility, you--without hesitation--opted for adoption and made me the mother of two beautiful and amazing girls. And when our family grew from two to four and your family turned away from us, you did not mire in anger, but led us forward with strength and determination despite your own grief. You have been my anchor, my soft place to fall. This year, we’ll have been together for 25 years!
Renewing our vows means more to me than words could ever express. I pray that God will bless us with at least another 25 years together, so every day, every minute, every moment until I take my very last breath I can show you how much I deeply respect, admire, love and adore you. Thank you."
The song is surprisingly catchy for being written in 2 days! Go here to hear the song!