Monday, January 10, 2011

Andrew Peterson - Dancing In The Mine Fields

Andrew Peterson - Dancing In The Mine Fields

I was nineteen, you were twenty-one
The year we got engaged
Everyone said we were much too young
But we did it anyway

We bought our rings for forty each
From a pawn shop down the road
We made our vows and took the leap
Now fifteen years ago

We went dancing in the minefields
We went sailing in the storm
And it was harder than we dreamed
But I believe that's what the promise is for

"I do" are the two most famous last words
The beginning of the end
But to lose your life for another I've heard
Is a good place to begin
'Cause the only way to find your life
Is to lay your own life down
And I believe it's an easy price
For the life that we have found

And we're dancing in the minefields
We're sailing in the storm
This is harder than we dreamed
But I believe that's what the promise is for

So when I lose my way, find me
When I loose love's chains, bind me
At the end of all my faith, till the end of all my days
When I forget my name, remind me

'Cause we bear the light of the Son of Man
So there's nothing left to fear
So I'll walk with you in the shadowlands
Till the shadows disappear

'Cause he promised not to leave us
And his promises are true
So in the face of all this chaos, baby,
I can dance with you

I love this song. What a perfect description of marriage. After our "Fairy Tale Wedding" it wasn't exactly "happily ever after". It was hard work and still is hard work. We love eachother very much and wouldn't give it up for anything though. We promised God and each other in front of our friends and family "till death do us part". I take great comfort in that promise because I know without a shadow of a doubt that we both mean that. Through sickness and health. Rich or poor. Good or bad. With God helping, we are in it for the long haul. Even when we fight argue disagree  don't quite see eye to eye... Even when we go dancing in mine fields.

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