Today is my 9th anniversary with my Jon and conveniently enough it’s also Valentine’s Day!
What a great wife I was to help him out that way.
When Jon and I first met I was a bit of a mess…I won’t go into why or anything right now, but take my word for it I was. Of course, one could also argue that he wasn’t too much better off himself and that we did a bit of saving each other. The only thing I know for sure is that he saved me.
This man who can hold his ground with me, love me, laugh with and at me…this man…he saved me 10+ years ago. We met fresh out of high school, Jon and I, certain of our disdain for the world around us. Both also fresh out of relationships…though I would argue my last relationship before Jon was a bit more meaningful than his last before me, but that’s neither here nor there…Uncertain of my self worth and unsure of whether I even cared, I was truly a mess. Jon loved me unlike anyone I’d ever been with.
He loved me.
All of me.
He didn’t care how scarred my past was…or how many lies I had told to make myself seem more interesting.
This was his song to me then…and it’s still my favorite NIN song. I’m not that same girl now, but I remember her…and I remember the love that saved her.
Another song that I felt was descriptive of myself at the time and one that I would play on repeat was this Stir song, Climbing the walls.
I’m thankful everyday for Jon, but today I’m reminded a little more vividly of the little whys that get lost in the day to day. I’m a lucky girl. He’s a lucky guy.
Our ‘song’ I guess now is this fun song by Weezer, Trippin Down the Freeway – I smile the instant it comes on, it’s Jon’s ringtone, and it’s the truth. We’re in this forever. And I am sure ‘our song’ will continue to change as we do. (And yes, I realize how corny this song is.)
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