Behind the Scenes – Us

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There is a storybook story behind every love story.  The boy meets girl, and the dance of love inspired by late night chats in the car and walks along the river.  The first kiss when cold noses touched and the snow fell in a reverent benediction, paying homage to the new love, blossoming despite the winter.

There is a storybook story behind every love story.  The day  you first met and you felt as if time stood still and even though it’s been more than 20 years you can still remember the clothes your wore and the way your hair fell softly about your shoulders.  The moment he walked up to say hello and you felt inexplicably drawn to this quiet man with piercing eyes. 
There is a storybook story behind every love story.  The night of your first date, Kevin Costner and the wolves and the shortest three hours you’ve ever spent in the movie theater, wondering if he would reach over and take your hand.  And when he did you felt yourself melting into your seat. 
There is a storybook story behind every love story.  The evening of the Christmas banquet and the borrowed dress that made you look like a princess.  The velvet shoes and being so nervous it took you three tries to put on your earrings.  The moment when his banter with the person who opened the door came to an abrupt halt and he stared at you in a way that made you feel like a princess. 
There is a storybook story behind every love story.  That special evening when he asked for the first kiss, and it was simple and pure.  You could spend a lifetime trying to recapture the way you felt as his lips brushed yours and you’d fail because it’s moments like those that come once in a lifetime. 
There is a storybook story behind every love story.  The song that becomes your song.  It was Kevin Costner’s year that year and Everything I Do and The Prince of Thieves became the theme of your love. You know it’s true everything I do, I do it for you was what you sang at every chance. 
There is a storybook story behind every love story.  The moment when you realize that you’ve found “the one” and you can’t seem to find enough hours, minutes, seconds in a day to spend precious time together. Your phone conversations last until dawn creeps up the sky and the long distance charges seem like small change. 
There is a storybook story behind every love story.  The day he drove three hours north of the city to Jasper and you trekked up the side of the mountain to have him hit his knees and slip promise and love around your finger, sparkling and catching the sunlight. And the three hour drive home where you couldn’t stop staring at your left hand without your eyes welling up. 
There is a storybook story behind every love story.  The day that you met your love at the altar and pledged the rest of your lives to doing life together. You came together with hands clasped and promises whispered.  And later on you pledged the same with more than words. 
There is a storybook story behind every love story.  When you turn in the middle of the night and find that one constant presence rock solid beside you. Even in sleep his arm curls around the middle that is somewhat softer from the babes that resided there and yet it still fits like it was meant to be. 
There is a storybook story behind every love story.  It’s called LIFE. 

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