In Key – A Verse on Our Sixteenth Anniversary

Music is where we met.
You remember what I was wearing
but all I recall is the glint of your trumpet
and the lean of your smile.

made a song of you and me.
It took some time for you to see
me as the perfect counter to your seeking melody.
I waited patiently
somehow knowing eventually
you would come back around
(D.C. al coda)
with your ears open.

You heard me on the grace notes of goodbye
(if you’re serious, so am I)
and I became your someone to love.

On bended knee
you took my hand
and I held yours
when we made our stand.

Our symphony
is written in the key
of us and in our heartbeat
is the rhythm.

In unison.


We are fortunate. How the past 16 years of marriage have gone by so quickly, I don’t know. I only know that I love you and this life we’ve built together.

Happy anniversary, my Frank.

Then there’s you… 


This is post #2 of Frankfest 2012. Read #2 about Father’s Day. Up next: Frank’s birthday on July 6.


  1. SilverFoxSmith on June 22, 2012 at 6:43 pm

    Happy Anniversary two!

  2. luna_sea on June 22, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    so beautiful. what a sweet photo. little lovebirds!

  3. ButterflyDream on June 22, 2012 at 8:21 pm

    Great picture.  Happy Anniversary, and may you enjoy many more.

  4. Baby Smiling on June 23, 2012 at 1:06 am

    Happy Anniversary!

  5. gfish on June 23, 2012 at 10:32 am

    This is insanely sweet. Happy Anniversary!

  6. JuliaKB on June 23, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    Happy (belated) anniversary!

  7. AmeliaJ on June 23, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    Such a beautiful love. Congratulations!

  8. on June 24, 2012 at 8:51 am

    What an awesome tribute to Frank and your love story! A very happy anniversary to you! xoxo

  9. Brandi on October 8, 2012 at 7:10 pm

    Wow…this is so lovely!!! Happy belated anniversary, and many, many more!

  10. DjRelAt7 on October 9, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    this is beautiful! Congrats on 16 years of marriage may you have 50+ more 🙂