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It’s our song—“True Companion”

Today is the 18th anniversary of my marrying the best husband ever.

Jeff and I discovered this Marc Cohn song when we were dating in 1992 (a mere 7 months from first date until wedding day). And we played it over and over as “our song.”Hurricane_InikiOn Sept 11, 1992, the next-to-last day of our honeymoon on the island of Kaua’i, Hawaii, the eye of a Category 4 hurricane, Iniki (meaning “strong and piercing wind”), passed directly over us.waiting on InikiIt was our first great test as “true companions.”

We’ve weathered several more “strong and piercing winds” since then, but thankfully God has seen us through them all.

And if I am so blessed, I promise to stay by your side
and be your true companion not only now,
but throughout all eternity.
~ from my wedding vows to Jeff

back homeListen here:

True Companion
Marc Cohn

Baby I've been searching like everybody else
Can't say nothing different about myself
Sometimes I'm an angel and sometimes I'm cruel
And when it comes to love I'm just another fool

Yes, I'll climb a mountain
I'm gonna swim the sea
There ain't no act of God girl
Could keep you safe from me

My arms are reaching out
Out across this canyon
I'm asking you to be my true companion
True companion
True companion

So don't you dare and try to walk away
I've got my heart set on our wedding day
I've got this vision of a girl in white
Made my decision that it's you alright

And when I take your hand
I'll watch my heart set sail
I'll take my trembling fingers
And I'll lift up your veil

Then I'll take you home
And with wild abandon
Make love to you just like a true companion
You are my true companion
I got a true companion
True companion

When the years have done irreparable harm
I can see us walking slowly arm in arm
Just like that couple on the corner do
'Cause girl I will always be in love with you

And when I look in your eyes
I'll still see that spark
Until the shadows fall
Until the room grows dark

Then when I leave this Earth
I'll be with the angels standin'
I'll be out there waiting for my true companion
Just for my true companion
True companion 
True companion

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Melissa said...

Lisa! This is utterly precious! Praising God for your steadfast love and what an example to make sure my husband is my best friend and true companion.

Praying for you both to continue weathering storms and rejoicing over the rainbows that God sets in the sky.

Stephani Cochran said...

Happy Anniversary Lisa! It was nice to hear your story and see the old photos! Sounds like you have been blessed with a wonderful relationship. ~ Thanks for the comic lol! That sure put things in perspective! Have a great weekend!

Mocha with Linda said...

Happy Anniversary!

So how do you post a song without a video?

Lisa notes... said...

Thanks, all.

I put in the normal "embed" code for the video, but change the height to "25." That's how it works.

Michelle said...

This is a beautiful song.


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