There Is ……



…… Love.

Something kind of cool just happened to me.
Well, more than kind of.

I was listening to one of my Pandora stations and a song came on that I don’t remember hearing for 35 years.
Thirty five years and 3 months, to be more precise.
At my wedding.

I stopped what I was doing and just stood there.
And listened.
And remembered.
And (here’s the cool part)…… just smiled.

I love this song. Still.
It was really over used in the 80’s at weddings.
Which is what is bound to happen if you title a song, “The Wedding Song”.
But I still loved it and wanted it sung at our wedding.

The memory of that day brings very mixed emotions.
There were a lot of “family issues” going on at that time.
It wasn’t a particularly joyful day …… for me.
That is until the two of us got in the car and left the reception.
At that moment I felt like a huge weight lifted off of my shoulders.
And I knew that I had made the best decision of my life.
I married Jim.

It’s still the best decision I ever made.

For those of you who used this song at your wedding …… I hope it makes you smile.

11 thoughts on “There Is ……

  1. lifelossandhope

    We had a double wedding with my brother; he wanted to use this song but I didn’t because of the religious connotation and we weren’t religious. We used “If a picture paints a thousand words…” instead, and my sister in law’s friend sang it. Whenever I hear that song, I have to stop and listen and remember. That was the best day of my life.

  2. Maureen

    Hey Janine….. I just want you to know that I still read all of your posts, just like I used to when you wrote for widows voice. I remember and love and you everyday just like you do Jim. Whenever I read your posts I know I’m not alone so thank you so much. Maureen

  3. Teresa Simms

    Yes I am smiling…my now brother-in-law played and sang this song for us at our wedding 30 years ago next month…..thanks for singing me down memory lane.

  4. Lisanne Dickenson

    I sang that song at a friend’s wedding. I was actually hired to do it…I wasn’t just singing in the pew!
    Beautiful song…and yes, it was the 80’s that I sang it!


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