Two Sparrows Who Made It

November 13th, 2019

This is a small redux of an older post (2015).

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This is an older video and older song from Tanya Tucker. Look past the fuzzy picture and just listen to/watch the lyrics.  Oh yeah, and we’re not leaving here for a long, long time! 80’s – pffff!

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As many of you know, Alpha Hubby and I met at work and married 7 weeks later. To say they were betting against us, and on how long we’d last, is an understatement (they actually did that). I am sure no one bet 25.6 years so I’m glad everyone lost their bets.

Alpha Hubby saw me from the very beginning. He saw the real me.  He heard the real me. He quickly knew me (and no, not in the Biblical sense. Wash your mind!). He told me back then that when we talked that day in my cubicle for over an hour, God showed him my heart.

He was willing to take on the challenge of helping me so that I could relearn to be myself, both with him and with myself. I needed a lot of love and he had a lot to give. To him I mattered. I was worthy.

He used to tell me that all he ever wanted was to be loved for himself. I don’t think he’d ever been able to be himself, either – not for years. He was the brave warrior for those who needed rescuing. The attitudinal rude alpha male for those who wanted him for what he could give them. The anti-hero to those he found betraying his trust.

I had to dig and dig and insist that he be himself. He needed a lot of love and I had a lot to give. To me, he mattered. He was worthy.

I first heard this song on the radio in the car a few years back.  Once I got past the lump in my throat and tears in my eyes, I realized we’ve had:

There’s a wolf at the door
With a big stack of bills they can’t pay
The clouds are dark and the wind is high
But they can see the other side

And we made it to the other side. We now have

With a head full of dreams
And faith that can move anything

He once asked me, “Will your hook your dreams to mine? Will you go where I go?”  I didn’t hesitate to say yes. How could I not? How could I not follow along with him as we went on faith adventures together? This man loves me unconditionally and has my best in mind. I am not going to mess that up.

He’s got the key to my heart! And of course, I’ve got his ring (smile). 

The world said we’d never make it. Love ensured – we do, we are. we will.

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Two Sparrows in a Hurricane (Tanya Tucker)

She’s fifteen and he’s barely driving a car
She’s got his ring and he’s got the keys to her heart
It’s just matter of time
They’ll spread their wings and fly

Like two sparrows in a hurricane
Trying to find their way
With a head full of dreams
And faith that can move anything
They’ve heard it’s all uphill
But all they know is how they feel
The world says they’ll never make it, love says they will

There’s a baby crying and one more on the way
There’s a wolf at the door
With a big stack of bills they can’t pay
The clouds are dark and the wind is high
But they can see the other side

(chorus)

She’s eighty-three and he’s barely driving a car
She’s got his ring and he’s got the key to her heart
It’s just a matter of time
They’ll spread their wings and fly

Like two sparrows in a hurricane
Trying to find their way
With a head full of dreams
And faith that can move anything
They’ve heard it’s all uphill
But all they know is how they feel
The world says they’ll never make it
But love says they will

2 Responses to “Two Sparrows Who Made It”

  1. Thank you for sharing your love story. Its uplifting and a giant “Awwww”.

    As you know, for me, second time was the charm. I married a friend. I was resistant, suspicious, not sure I was lovable, pretty sure I was too needy. Do you remember when the Windows OS first came out? Microsoft was emulating (ripping off?) the Apple WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) user interface. I’m a tech Luddite, but as soon as I first saw that acronym, I knew it described the man I married. No games. No BS. What you see is what you get.

    He has mellowed over the 38 years we’ve been together because, you know, that “in good times, in bad times, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health” thing. I’m grateful every day. He’s still my friend. My best friend ever.

  2. Alpha says:

    Aww Baybay! We have 60 more years of adventure to go. This that we are in is only momentary and then we will be in a new adventure.

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