I Would Walk 500 Miles.
And I would walk 500 more.
Just to be the (wo)man who walks 1,000 miles
To fall down at your door.
Da la lun da (Da la lun da)
Da la lun da (Da la lun da)
Da la lun da lun da lun da la da da
Are you singing along with me?
I admit I took some liberties with the second part of the chorus, but none of the lyrics I found actually match what happens in the song.
I very rarely sing karaoke. In fact, I’m pretty sure the last time I did was when I was 25. I’m 42 now, so you do the math. I was celebrating my birthday with Jami (if you’ve followed this blog for some time, then you know that she is my dad’s sister. Yes, that means she’s my aunt. We are five days apart in age). It was our 25th birthday and after a “couple” *cough* beers a group of about six or so of us got up and sang this song. Yes, there are pictures. No, I’m not sharing.
I could keep going with the song, but I’m sure you’re wondering if my singing has a point. C’mon, you know me. Of course it does!
Today, I celebrate 21 years of marriage!
I wrote a post when we celebrated 18 years of marriage that I thought summed up many things about our journey and there is a wedding photo there, so I won’t cover old ground, go ahead and check it out.
“To be fully seen by somebody, then, and be loved anyhow – this is a human offering that can border on miraculous.”
I shared a song on that one as well. I think that today’s song choice embodies loyalty and love through all the moments of life. But I’ll let you in on another secret. There is no mistake between the choice of this song, my wedding anniversary, and this post.
This post marks my 500th post!!
So when I saw that I was getting close to my 500th post, I aligned it with my anniversary and the concept of commitment, and then the song was the icing on the cake.
“Commitment means staying loyal to what you said you were going to do long after the mood you said it in has left you.”
It takes commitment to make it to 500 posts. Over the years, I’ve had moments when I wanted to walk away. When I felt like it wasn’t worth the time I put into creating posts or editing photos. Moments of imposter syndrome or comparison-itis. But I kept showing up! And 500 posts feels like quite a milestone!
“I’m selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle.
But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best.”
It also takes commitment to make it to 21 years of marriage (half of my life, by the way) I’ve been very open about the fact that marriage is hard work. It takes a commitment to work through the sh*! on bad days. Like a scale constantly searching for its balance point, there will be giving and there will be receiving. But in each step, you learn, you grow, and you understand each other even more.
However, it is preferable to have the good days outweigh the bad (or hard). I’ve been lucky to have that as the case in my life.
I would walk 500 miles for this man.
Is there anyone that you’d be willing to walk 500 miles for?
*By the way, I’m talking about symbolically, but you can take it literally as well. And it doesn’t have to just be a spouse or significant other. I’d do it for my children, my parents, my brother….*
“When I come home (when I come home) well I know I’m gonna be
I’m gonna be the man who comes back home to you
And if I grow old (when I grow old) well I know I’m gonna be
I’m gonna be the man who’s growing old with you”
-Lyrics to The Proclaimers song “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)”
And just in case, you’ve been wondering “what in world is that song that she talking about?”, here you go. Enjoy!
Stay safe and healthy! Sending you all love and light! xx
Let your light shine!