Story behind the song
It happens every year around this time – I get that melancholy feeling – wondering where we would be if things had been different. This year would have been our thirty-fifth wedding anniversary... but then I am reminded once again of the goodness and mercy of God who has turned my mourning into dancing – restoring the joy of my soul. My heart swells with gratitude for the beautiful help-mate that I have the privilege of waking up to each morning – and just for a moment I feel a slight pang of guilt for never having fully “gotten over” the first Love of my life. That is when the still, small voice of the Spirit of God reminds me that His word says “love never comes to an end”. It is then that I think how inadequate is the implication of the traditional wedding vows which state – I promise to love and cherish you from this day forward until death do us part. No – death does not bring love to an end – it only serves to heighten the anticipation of the Great Reunion that will surely take place in the not-too-distant future.