Love at Second Sight

A re-posting (with a new photo) from three years ago as Ann and I celebrate #18 today!


Today I am remembering how God brought Ann into my life - we were married 15 years ago today. In many ways Ann was nothing like what I expected in a woman but in every way she was exactly the woman of my dreams. Our courtship was one of the most amazing experiences of my life. I experienced levels of joy that had escaped me for so long.. Ann made me feel so young and alive. I had such little understanding of how much of a blessing she would be to me. Over the years I have seen her exhibit amazing perseverance.. it is humbling to witness how she deals with disability.

You know it was funny how Ann and I met all over again. We had been acquainted for almost 20 years but had not seen each other for about five years. One day we, by chance, ran into each other in front of The Dime Store in Kansas City where she was shopping and I was just happening by. I wrote this poem at the onset of our courtship.


Love at Second Sight

What drew me to her I do not know.
Spirit? Soul? Flesh? A mystery to me still.
On that day I saw her again ... for the very first time.
Could this be love ... at second sight?

That day was bright ... my heart was dark.
Her skin was fair ... my soul was heavy.
A spark ignited and my spirit soared.
Could this be love ... at second sight?

The summer passed and fall had come.
My mind wandered still to that that day in June,
When my heart was touched by her lovely smile.
Could this be love ... at second sight?

As grief passed and courage grew,
I saw her again and then I knew ...
That my heart longed to know her heart.
Could this be love ... at second sight?

Mourning exchanged for joy.
Loneliness turned into happiness.
Feelings I can neither explain nor express.
Could this be love ... at second sight?

Time goes on and passion grows.
Where we'll go ... who really knows.
My heart and my mind yet question still ...
Could this be love ... at second sight?

I echo the words of that poem today - Ann brings me such joy! God has blessed me with a wife that is a servant in the best sense of serving.. a woman who's inner beauty and integrity are matchless.. and a woman who loves God.

Just call me blessed!


17 comments:

  1. You are a true romantic. Could you modify this poem into a haiku. Seriously though, I'm happy for both of you.

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  2. KB...I don't even know what to say except when I put myself in your place I can feel the anticipation from this poem. The hoping. I am so happy for you that it turned out the way it did. Congrats on 15 years! Really so very cool...

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  3. I didn't realize we shared an Anniversary Date!

    You poem brought smiles and tears at the same time. What a special thing you found "at second sight".

    You speak of the blessing Ann has been to you.. I don't know Ann, but through blogging I feel like I know you, and Bob.... I bet you are an unbelievable blessing to Ann. Congratulation ~ Wish the four of us could go out to dinner this evening!

    Love and Hugs
    Wanda

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  4. I got carried away with the poem and forgot to tell you how beautiful Ann is. Love the photo.

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  5. Happy Anniversary KB! Thanks be unto God for His unspeakable gifts!

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  6. Like Wanda, I smiled and got teary eyed reading the poem. The concept of Love at Second Sight is beautiful and amazing. I'm so glad you and Ann found each other. Good is so good and His plan is perfect.
    Enjoy your anniversay.

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  7. My heartiest congratulations on your 15th anniversary, Bob and Ann. May there be many more to come. :)

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  8. Beautiful poem. Happy Anniversary!

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  9. THANK YOU FOR SHARING THE PHOTO OF YOUR GORGEOUS WIFE! You and Ann are one of my favorite couples of all time. The poem was precious. Yes, I cried :)

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  10. Happy Anniversary Bob and beautiful poem from the heart!

    Erin

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  11. happy Anniversary and many more to come

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  12. Thanks all for the well wishes. You all are the best! I feel loved.

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  13. Bob, I am late to the party here. But I extend heartfelt congratulations and best wishes for the both of you.

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  14. So wonderful.

    I pray that Im happy like that some day

    Milly

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  15. Aw, you old romantic! LOL! She is a beautiful woman!

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  16. She is lovely! We celebrate #18 on July 3 this year.

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