January 20, 2001 Happy Anniversary Steve! Tomorrow will be 8 wonderful years together! When Steve and I started dating, the song, He Didn't Have To Be by Brad Paisely played all the time. I was a single mom with three kids and trying to figure out what I wanted out of life and Steve walked into our life.
Here's the words to the song, "He Didn't Have to Be."
When a single mom goes out on a date with somebody new It always winds up feeling more like a job interview My momma used to wonder if she'd ever meet someone Who wouldn't find out about me and then turn around and run
I met the man I call my dad when I was five years old He took my mom out to a movie and for once I got to go A few months later I remember lying there in bed I overheard him pop the question and I prayed that she'd say yes
And then all of a sudden Oh, it seemed so strange to me How we went from something's missing To a family Lookin' back all I can say About all the things he did for me Is I hope I'm at least half the dad That he didn't have to be
I met the girl that's now my wife about three years ago We had the perfect marriage but we wanted somethin' more Now here I stand surrounded by our family and friends Crowded 'round the nursery window as they bring the baby in
And now all of a sudden It seemed so strange to me How we've gone from something's missing To a family Lookin' through the glass I think about the man That's standin' next to me And I hope I'm at least half the dad That he didn't have to be
Lookin' back all I can say About all the things he did for me Is I hope I'm at least half the dad That he didn't have to be
Yeah, I hope I'm at least half the dad That he didn't have to be Because he didn't have to be You know he didn't have to be
Taken about 2 years ago
Our daughters wedding in October
Steve - I love you and look forward to many more years together.