Music Monday: “The Story” by Brandi Carlile

Some songs pretty much rock from start to finish, and today’s featured song is exactly that.  From the first guitar note pick to the ending strum, this song takes me up and down my emotional ladder while also telling “the story” of my life to a certain extent.

Take a listen:

Found on YouTube–I own no rights to this video.


On May 20, the huz and I will celebrate 18 years of marriage.  These years have been filled with trial, tension, fun, and folly – and every day (at some point) I realize that we were made for each other.

The interesting thing is that I am not convinced that we were the “only” ones for the other.  But – as we have grown together through thick and thin, fun and friction, and sadness and joy – we have become the one for the other.

When I said, “I do,” I meant it…but I had no idea WHAT that would mean.  I doubt any of us have any idea what it means, but we learn pretty quickly what it does not mean.

It does not mean that everything is rosy.

It does not mean that marriage is easy.

It does not mean that we will like each other every moment of every day.

What it does mean is that every minutes of every day I will be married to him.  And – much of the time – because of his love for me, I will love him. 

The circle of the conditional becomes much more unconditional as every minute ticks by – with every fight, with every moment of forgiveness, and with every decision to be a we.

Happy Monday!

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