Monday, June 28, 2010

Music Monday

The Hubby and I had a fabulous weekend! 

For our anniversary we went out to a nice dinner at Captain Jacks and watched a movie...
Oh, wait. Did I mention that we got Tattoos?!?!
 Yep, we sure did. We are some wild and crazy kids, huh?

Even as I sat in the tattoo chair... I kept looking at Eric and saying over and over, 
"I cant believe I am doing this."

Ray (the tattoo guy) must have thought I was nuts.  

Whatever.. I was in pain.

 While waiting for Ray to finish up tattooing Eric, I was texting my girlfriend Linda, who happens to be married to a Pastor at our church, telling her all about my tattoo. 
Ray asked me who I was texting. 
He about fell off his stool when I told him who I was texting. 

I told him that there were people with more tattoos than him at our church. 

He was shocked. 

And I was proud that our church is the kind of church that welcomes ALL kinds of people into its doors.

I felt joy in knowing  that I could invite him and know without a shadow of a doubt that he would be embraced, not looked down upon. 

I love my church

So... here are some pictures of our tattoos. 
(Please forgive me. I took these with my phone.)
 (This isn't a really good picture of it at all... But you get the idea.)

It is an antique key and in the head of it is the inscription PS 46:10

This has been a verse that has been following me around 
and has been on my heart throughout the past few years.

I put it on my wrist to be a constant visible symbol reminding me to
"cool it" and recognize that God is in charge. 


Apparently I am a slow learner and am just recently understanding the whole depth and breadth of that promise.

(Obviously this is Eric's tattoo... I don't have nicely sculpted arms like him.)

These Roman Numerals represent our wedding date. 

He says that if he gets Alzheimer's he will always remember the date...
even thought he might think it's his birthday.

Which brings me to Music Monday...
The song I picked for today follows the wedding theme.
This is our song.
The song that we had our first dance to as a Mr. and Mrs. 
This song has always spoken volumes to us about our relationship.

Al Green's 'Let's Stay Together'
I'm, I'm so in love with you
Whatever you want to do
Is alright with me
'Cause you make me feel, so brand new
And I want to spend my life with you

Me sayin' since, baby, since we've been together
Ooo, loving you forever
Is what I need
Let me, be the one you come running to
I'll never be untrue
Ooo baby

Let's, let's stay together
Loving you whether, whether
Times are good or bad, happy or sad

Oooo oooo ooo ooo, yeah
Whether times are good or bad, happy or sad

Why somebody, why people break up
Oh, and turn around and make up
I just can't seeeeeeeee
You'd never do that to me
(Would you baby)
'Cause being around you is all I see
It's why I want us to

Let's, let's stay together
Loving you whether, whether
Times are good or bad, happy or sad

Let's, let's stay together
Loving you whether, whether

PS. I adore his HUGE gold bracelet and plaid jacket. 

PPS. What was your song that you first danced with your spouse to at your wedding?
If you aren't married, what song speaks to you as a couple?

I want to know more about you!


  1. i LOVE it!! you rebel you!!!
    thats so cute! and i love the idea of the verse as a reminder! i've been wanting phil4:13 for the longest but have been to chicken (says the girl w/ 4 other tattoos).

    ok what speaks to us as a couple?
    hmm so many - India Arie: the Truth
    Lauryn Hill : NOthing even matters
    Bob Marley & lauryn hill: Turn your lights down low
    Etta James: At last
    Kenny Latimore: For you I will
    Eric Benet and Tamia: spend my life w/ you

    and the list goes on....

  2. I love the tattoo...and ouch on your wrist, you are a champ! I have one on my back and I was one angry woman the whole time that needle was stabbing me. Of course I would do it again in a heartbeat if I had the cash ;o)

  3. Wow, sounds like you had a very memorable anniversary! That's awesome about that tattoos! The first song we danced to as husband & wife was "Home to Me" by Josh Kelley. :)

  4. Jennifer DonovanJuly 3, 2010 at 8:16 AM

    Lets see what song was playing at BJ's..... lol