18 Years and Going Strong

Today marks our 18th anniversary … yep, my beloved partner and I have been joined at the heart for 18 years now, going strong, loving life, and each other.

The tune, “If There Hadn’t Been You” by Billy Dean (released in 1991) makes many points in its lyrics and hauntingly beautiful melody that means much to me, speaks of our relationship, and sounds like what I would say. Seriously, I truly believe that I would have been lost and incomplete if it had not been for the loving graces of my partner and what he has done for me.

Read the lyrics, then play the video embedded below and have a listen. Share our love.

“If There Hadn’t Been You” ©1991 by Billy Dean

A man filled with doubt, down and out and so alone.

A ship tossed and turned; lost and yearning for a home.

A survivor, barely surviving; not really sure of his next move.

All of this, I would have been, if there hadn’t been you.

[refrain]
If there hadn’t been you, where would I be?
If there hadn’t been you here for me?
I made it through times
I never would’ve made it through.
If there hadn’t been you.

A man filled with hope who finally knows where he belongs.

A heart filled with love more than enough to keep it strong.

A life that’s alive again, no longer afraid to face the truth.

All of this, I would have missed, if there hadn’t been you.

If there hadn’t been you, where would I be?
If there hadn’t been you here for me?
I made it through times
I never would’ve made it through.

If there hadn’t been you on my side,
You In my life,
All my dreams would still be dreams,
If there hadn’t been you.

All my dreams would still be dreams,
If there hadn’t been you.

Happy Anniversary to my best half, my best friend, and the love of my life. 🙂

4 thoughts on “18 Years and Going Strong

  1. Congratulations, brother! The song you selected to remind us of the bond that you guys have is wonderful. I had not heard it before. It says all the things that you have been verbalizing to me for years about your relationship.

    May my wife and I build the bond that you guys have. We selected something to send to you for your anniversary. Look for a delivery to arrive today via DHL.

    Big hugs and lots of love today and always to both of you,

    J

  2. Hope you received and enjoyed the flowers that we sent.

    You inspire us, and we love you. Thank you for coming over yesterday and giving rides on your Harley to all the little ones (and me, too!)

    Love you lots,

    Sister M

  3. I'm wising you a belated congratulations. I hope you are blessed with countless additional years that are filled with joy and happiness!

    –Kevin

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