Monday, February 18, 2008

My Valentine Gift from my Man

When Johnny and I got married and we were in seminary we had very little money. Since Valentines Day falls right between Christmas and our anniversary in March, our deal was that we could not spend any money on each other for Valentines Day. We only exchange homemade gifts. This year I got a poem... and here it is:

Was It Yesterday

Was it yesterday,
Or perhaps the day before,
I saw you while I was acting goofy
and my heart stood still
We couldn’t stop holding hands
It just had a great feel
Was it yesterday,
Or perhaps the day before,
We stood before the church and said our vows
20 years later I understand covenants now
Was it yesterday,
Or perhaps the day before,
We lived in Grand Prairie and God gave us a son
You taught him how to swing a bat and played w/ him everyday
He has tested our patience and blessed in many a way
Was it yesterday,
Or perhaps the day before,
We lived in Round Rock and God changed our world with 4 words…
“I got my girl”
She is more like you than either of you know
There is no better woman than you to whom she could aspire to grow
Was it yesterday,
Or perhaps the day before,
We lived in Carrollton and we thought you had the flu
It was something much more serious than either of us knew
God gave us son number two
He has a sensitive spirit just like you
Is it tomorrow,
Or perhaps the day after next,
In 2008 we have two graduations, three teenagers and two kids that can drive
With twenty years together we are just hitting our stride.
Is it tomorrow,
Or perhaps the day after next,
It will just be just the two of us
It hardly seems real
But it will be great
Because when we hold hands it still
Has a great feel.


To my valentine of 20 years, Jeanette

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow! It's beautiful and says so much! TH

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh! That just makes you smile!! "Kudos" to Johnny!!
:)

Anonymous said...

Johnny is the man! And I noticed that there was not a mention of Odessa or was that even yesterday. Tell all I said hello.

Brian Brooks

Julie Brooks said...

Way to go Johnny!!! And now I'm looking at Brian's comment cracking up! These men we have. :)
Hope yall are doing well!!!