Wednesday, June 18, 2008

More Today Than Yesterday

On June 18, 1970, sitting on the steps outside her apartment house on Division Street in the Highlawn section of Huntington, WV, I asked Linda Bowling to be my wife.

On a scorching day, one year and one day later, she became my bride at Thomas Memorial Free Will Baptist Church - the place where I had first laid eyes upon her nearly two years earlier. June 19, 1971 was the second best day of my life, topped only by the night I gave my life to the Lord.

She has never been less than my dearest friend and life companion. Since there are only so many ways to say "Happy Anniversary" and "I Love You", I have decided to share the words of a song, by the Spiral Staircase, that was popular while we were dating. I couldn't say it better in my own words.

I don't remember what day it was
I didn't notice what time it was
All I know is that I fell in love with you
And if all my dreams come true
I'll be spending time with you
Every day's a new day in love with you
With each day comes a new way of loving you
Every time I kiss your lips my mind starts to wonder
And if all my dreams come true
I'll be spending time with you
Oh I love you more today than yesterday
But not as much as tomorrow
Oh I love you more today than yesterday
But darling not as much as tomorrow
Tomorrow makes each springtime just a day away
Cupid we don't need you now be on your way
I thank the Lord for love like ours that grows ever stronger
And if all my dreams come true
I'll be spending time with you
Oh I love you more today than yesterday
But not as much as tomorrow
Oh I love you more today than yesterday
But darling not as much as tomorrow
Every day's a new day, every time I love ya
Every way's a new way, every time I love ya...
Every day's a new day, every time I love ya
Every way's a new way, every time I love ya...
Every time I love ya...

1 comment:

Alex (: said...

ohmygosh....that is soooo sweet.