and the songbirds keep singing: I love you like never before.

October 18, 2012, Michaela Evanow, 11 Comments

We met in September 2007, and by October 2008 we were married. It was just the right amount of time. I knew he was the one for me, and he knew I was the one for him right away.

I gave him my first kiss, and he was my first boyfriend. His hands were the first I held, his heart was the first I fell in love with.

We are each other’s first loves.

I’ve been married to Jason for 4 years today, and I’ve experienced love that knows no bounds, laughter at least once a day, warmth, acceptance and adventure with the perfect man for me. Together we created Florence Marigold, a gorgeous gift to us, and a story that is only just beginning.

I love this man with all my heart, always will, and I think I always have…I just didn’t know it until I saw his face.

We are conquering mountains together, climbing them everyday by the grace of God. We are putting our energy into choosing life and joy, instead of the mundane things. It’s hard, and sometimes I don’t want to do it, but he encourages me in it, he loves me in my weakness, and we’re going through this journey hand in hand.

None of this would be possible without the blinding love of Jesus Christ; His mercy and grace is evident in our home. For that, I’m truly thankful. This journey can be a gift if we let go and breathe in God’s goodness.

Our first real date.

My birthday party, not even 2 months into our dating relationship.

Summer at Keats Camps as Crew Directors, right before we were married.

A few weeks before our marriage.

You may kiss the bride!

I love him.

In Sarajevo, Bosnia 2010.

Mostar, Herzegovina on the same trip. We backpacked around Eastern Europe. It was my dream trip!

In Jerusalem on our Israel trip in 2011.

June 2011, on our BIGGEST trip yet…Florence is on her way.

Here we are at Flo’s 6 month birthday.

This was our wedding song, it’s what I walked down the aisle to.

Whenever I hear it, I cry. It means more to me now than it did before. I’m celebrating love today, won’t you celebrate life & love with us too?

For you there’ll be no crying
For you the sun will be shining
Cause I feel that when I’m with you
It’s alright, I know it’s right

And the songbirds keep singing
Like they know the score
And I love you, I love you, I love you
Like never before

To you, I would give the world
To you, I’d never be cold
Cause I feel that when I’m with you
It’s alright, I know it’s right

And the songbirds keep singing
Like they know the score
And I love you, I love you, I love you
Like never before

Like never before; like never before.


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  • Reply Michaela. September 25, 2013 at 3:41 PM

    Hi Jordana,
    I do remember you writing, but I think it was during a season of difficulty for us, or just a season of busyness. Sorry, I usually get back to people right away. I don’t know how to connect with you though. Your blog isn’t set up for that! At least I don’t think it is.
    What a wonderful celebration you will have. It sounds dreamy. I’m not sure what our anniversary will look like, but our daughter Florence will be in respite care at Canuck Place.
    Thanks for writing again.

  • Reply Jordana September 25, 2013 at 1:48 PM

    HI There,

    I decided to stop by your blog and see how you were all doing. I wrote you a little while ago but maybe some day you will get a chance to write back. I mentioned I found we had a lot in common. I only know this from what you have shared on your beautiful blog. My husband and I are married 5 years this October 12th. This was also our wedding song. But the Stevie Nicks version which I believe was the original. How amazing is that. We are celebrating our 5th year anniversary in our back yard this year. Our Pastor is going to marry us again and we will dance to this song with our two kids under white lights. If you get a chance you could get to know me a bit at
    God bless you “and I wish you all the loving in the world. But most of all I wish if from myself.”

  • Reply Melissa Naiad October 22, 2012 at 7:55 AM

    Happy Anniversary Michaela <3

  • Reply Betty October 19, 2012 at 10:27 AM

    Beautiful, simply beautiful

  • Reply Grandma October 18, 2012 at 11:27 PM

    Happy Anniversary, you darlings! Hope it was a memorable happy time! Love you!

  • Reply Maripat October 18, 2012 at 10:47 PM

    Thanks for the LIFT of LOVE!

  • Reply Jack Nash October 18, 2012 at 5:01 PM

    Just a follow up note on that…The song birds DO KNOW the score!!!

  • Reply Jack Nash October 18, 2012 at 4:59 PM

    Happy happy happy anniversary, I wish that I could hear that song again so I could cry with you!!! I love it…and have a wonderful trip you three, I am thrilled with you all!!!

    Love Dad Nash

    • Reply Michaela. October 18, 2012 at 5:49 PM

      You can hear it! Click the you tube link. 🙂

      • Reply Pa Nash October 19, 2012 at 5:31 PM

        Can’t see the u tube link… spell it out for me!

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