Katie at NFP and Me asked: What song did you first dance to as husband and wife?
Well, Katie, I’m glad you asked. In just two days we will be celebrating the day my beloved asked for my hand in marriage. Since the proposal took place in St. Joseph’s chapel and today is the Feast of St. Joseph, what could be better than to think about our wedding!
Our song is The Gift sung by Collin Raye. We had heard it a number of times when we were dating, including live at Collin’s Christmas concert that year. It was really a no-brainer choosing it for our wedding. The lyrics really summed up what we felt about each other.
Winter snow is falling down
Children laughing all around
Lights are turning on like a fairy tale come true
Sitting by the fire we made
You're the answer when I prayed
I would find someone and baby I found you
I remember praying in church before Mass one Sunday for God to send me someone special. I felt such peace that day as I heard Him say In my time, not yours. I knew at that moment I had to wait for for the man God would send me, whether it took 10 days or 10 years.
And all I want is to hold you forever
All I need is you more everyday
You saved my heart from being broken apart
You gave your love away
And I'm thankful everyday
For the gift
I think the older I get and the longer we are married, the more this song means to me. I still get goosebumps when I hear it!
Watching as you softly sleep
What I'd give if I could keep
Just this moment if all of time stood still
But the colors fade away
And the years will make us gray
But baby in my eyes you'll still be beautiful
Can't find the words to say
Thank you for the gift