By Ashley McIlwain
My husband’s and my anniversary is September 13, and as the day approaches, a special song comes to mind. Our wedding song.
It’s amazing how a melody drifting through the air can fill your mind and senses with all sorts of emotions. A string of notes can connect your heart to all the memories you’ve shared while listening to their sweet tune. With each chord, something within us is struck.
There is no other song that harkens so much within me as Making Memories of Us by Keith Urban. My husband Steve picked that song out for us back when he asked me to be his girlfriend. The words were perfect for us – our journey to coupledom as well as the adventures we would soon set out on together. We certainly have made many, many memories together along the way that fill me with such joy as I reflect on them. The best part is the excitement that comes with the anticipation for all of the memories yet to be made and enjoyed by us.
The chorus says, “I’m gonna love you like nobody loves you, and I’ll earn your trust making memories of us.” Every day with my husband, I love him more than the day before, and I try to convey that through my words and actions. Marriage is like a quilt of memories sewn together with love, time, and commitment. It’s an incredible journey that we get to enjoy and savor.
As Steve’s and my anniversary rolls around, it’s the perfect time to remember “our song” that we have listened to together so many times, danced to for our first dance as Mr. and Mrs., and the song we will play over and over again throughout the years to come in our life together. It’s also the perfect opportunity to take time to remember all of the memories of us.
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