that’s what the promise is for

Andrew Peterson – Dancing in the Minefields from Centricity Music on Vimeo.

Can’t stop listening to this song recently. It’s full of truth. It makes me think of our six years of dating, one year of engagement, and almost one year of marriage. And, accordingly, it makes me cry. A good sort of crying, when the tears aren’t exactly saying “happy” or “sad” but more like “yes. that is real. that is life. that is where we are and where we want to be. that is how God’s been faithful.” I hope you enjoy the lyrics as well…

Garret and me on our wedding day

Well I was 19, you were 21
The year we got engaged
Everyone said we were much too young
But we did it anyway
We got the rings for 40 each from a pawnshop down the road
We said our vows and took the leap now 15 years ago

Garret and I at our wedding reception

We went dancing in the minefields
We went sailing in the storms
And it was harder than we dreamed
But I believe that’s what the promise is for

Garret and I dancing at our wedding

Well “I do” are the two most famous last words
The beginning of the end
But to lose your life for another I’ve heard is a good place to begin
‘Cause the only way to find your life is to lay your own life down
And I believe it’s an easy price for the life that we have found

And we’re dancing in the minefields
We’re sailing in the storms
And it was harder than we dreamed
But I believe that’s what the promise is for
That’s what the promise is for

So when I lose my way, find me
When I lose loves chains, bind me
At the end of all my faith to the end of all my days
when I forget my name, remind me

‘Cause we bear the light of the Son of man
So there’s nothing left to fear
So I’ll walk with you in the shadow lands
Till the shadows disappear
‘Cause He promised not to leave us
And his promises are true
So in the face of this chaos baby,
I can dance with you

Garret and me dancing at our wedding reception

So lets go dancing in the minefields
Lets go sailing in the storms
Oh, lets go dancing in the minefields
And kicking down the doors
Oh, lets go dancing in the minefields
And sailing in the storms
Oh, this is harder than we dreamed
But I believe that’s what the promise is for
That’s what the promise is for 

– Dancing in the Minefields, by Andrew Peterson (lyrics)

*our wedding photos are by the wonderful fidelis photography

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