Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Still Dreaming

"Just a boy,
Just an ordinary boy.
But he was looking to the sky.
And as he asked if I would come along
I started to realize 
That everyday he finds
Just what he's looking for,
Like a shooting star he shines.

He said take my hand,
Live while you can
Don't you see your dreams lie right in the palm of your hand."
{Ordinary Day, Vanessa Carlton}

When I look at this photo
I don't see the smiling faces.
Or the pretty dress and dashing tuxedo.
My favorite thing about this old photo is that hand.
HIS hand.
Holding tightly to mine.
That unrehearsed gesture cemented it all for me.
Spoke volumes.

To this day,
some thirty years later,
it only takes his hand on mine,
or on the small of my back in the middle of a crowd...
or my hand in his,
fingers laced,
late at night as we drift to sleep...
it only takes his hand
to comfort me,
to steady me.

Or to remind me
that in the midst of each ordinary day
we have all that we need.
We have our dreams held safely
in the palm of our hands.

Joining Kathy for


  1. This was so sweet!! He sounds like an amazing guy!

  2. awww, chills and a little tear drop, i know just what you mean!!!

    and such a sweet couple!!!

  3. Precious, precious post. So happy for you and these 30 years of marriage!

  4. Great photo. Is your husband still as good looking 30 years later? I bet he's gotten even better with age!


  5. You could not have chosen a better image or insight to pair with this week's song*ography. I see two kids, happy, excited, scared. And his hand firmly with your's - in it together. Beautiful.

  6. Oh my, I just love this photo Adrienne. It's always the small simple gestures that tell of a true everlasting love...

  7. Adrienne...as much as I adore ALL of your posts, I'm pretty sure THIS one has left me the most emotional! Isn't it amazing how such a simple "ordinary" gesture can have the most EXTRAordinary effect! Brilliant observation. Thank you so much for sharing AND for linking up to Song-ography.

  8. awwww...seriously so beautiful.