I’m writing this a day after the 30th anniversary of marrying my wife, Andrea. A little over five years ago, our anniversary was approaching and I came up with the idea of writing a song in recognition of our anniversary. I started with the idea of just describing some of the things that were normal at that time with wedding ceremonies. I soon moved to describing the fact that a lot of people thought that we were perfectly suited for one another. I think the part of the song that everyone enjoys the most are where I talk about our insecurity about the relationship over the years. Most “love songs” aren’t honest enough to go there. I tried to wrap up the song saying that we were just as foolish as we were when we got married.
I completed writing this song in late August of 2010. I didn’t perform it until the first day of September. We were having a talent show at our church on that Wednesday night and I thought I would roll out this song as a surprise for my wife that night. She knew that I would be performing but had no idea that I would be doing anything new, much less anything especially for her. The song was hit with the crowd and with my wife. When I got through performing the song, I delivered a copy of the song and a kiss to my wife.
In February of 2012, I created a music video for this song and I posted it on my YouTube channel. I had just created the YouTube channel in January and this was one of the first videos I put together. It remains one of the more popular videos on my channel.
The song also has an evergreen quality to it in that I can easily change the lyrics from 25 to 26 or whatever number of years we’ve been married. That works most years except this year. And I’ve never done that. On the rare occasion that I perform the song in public, I stick with 25 years.
Here is the video. Join me in wishing my wife a happy 30th wedding anniversary.
Singer, Songwriter, Entertainer, Storyteller