Wednesday, April 22, 2009

The Luckiest

I love the words to the song, "The Luckiest."

I don't get many things right the first time,
in fact, I am told that a lot
Now I know all the wrong turns the stumbles,
and falls brought me here
And where was I before the day
that I first saw your lovely face,
now I see it every day
And I know

That I am, I am, I am, the luckiest

What if I had been born fifty years before you
in a house on the street
where you lived
Maybe I'd be outside as you passed on your bike. Would I know?
And in a wide sea of eyes
I see one pair that I recognize

And I know

That I am, I am, I am, the luckiest

I love you more then have
ever found the way to say
to you

Next door there's an old man who lived to his nineties and one day
passed away in his sleep,
and his wife, she stayed for a couple of days, and passed away

I'm sorry I know that's a strange way to tell you that I know we belong,

That I know


Isn't this song strangely depressing and happy at the same time? My brother, Josh, has been planning to sing this song to his future fiance when he asks her to marry him. She'll probably be sobbing so much hearing about the old couple dying together, that she won't hear him ask the big question. Anyways . . . back to me.

The words to this song really make me contemplate my life and how it would be completely different if I had taken a different step this way or that way. Lots of "What Ifs!" What if I had never came out to Utah to go to school? What if I hadn't been sitting in the CougarEat when Aaron walked by on September 22, 1992? (I made that date up by the way. I wish I could remember the exact day we met!) What if I hadn't gone out on a date to Johnny B's Comedy Club with Aaron Heber and laughed till my sides hurt? What if I hadn't brazenly kissed him on our first date? I think that definitely sealed the deal for a 2nd date!!

It doesn't seem possible, but today is our fifteenth wedding anniversary. Aaron PROMISED me we weren't going to exchange gifts for our anniversary, so I didn't go shopping. (You'd think I would've learned my lesson from Valentine's Day, but no!!) When I got home this morning, there was a giant Victoria's Secret box sitting on the table. I think someone else is feeling lucky! Ha! Ha!

Thank you, Aaron, for the beautiful card and for the 5 pairs of adorable undies, but thanks most of all for the gift of making me feel like the luckiest girl in the world every single day!

Love you!


Reuben said...

I wouldn't feel too bad about the gifts. It's more of a gift for himself than for you...

Memzy said...

Happy anniversary!!!

Our Family said...

Oh so sweet! I still remember your beautiful wedding day! Happy Anniversary Aaron and Vanessa!

Lohra said...

I bet Aaron LOVES that you told us what he got you. I wouldn't expect more presents any time soon if I were you. :)

Melissa said...

You guys are so cute! Happy Anniversary! Maybe you can "pretend" your on a nice cruise or Hawaii! :)
Thank you so much for all your help today, you're awesome!

The Heaton's said...

Happy Anniversary! You guys are great! Hope you have a wonderful day! Glad I get to share today's date with you! Thanks again for everything!

Stina said...

Now I want to hear the story of how you met! Please post!