Dancing in the Minefields

Thursday, July 29, 2010 7 Comments A+ a-

Oh. my. heart!  BooMama mentioned this video in a recent list on her blog and while I couldn’t access the video when I first read her post, I vowed to go back and watch.  I am so happy I did.  This is a gorgeous song about marriage, the lyrics simple but true.  And as BooMama swore I would, I swooned.  Right before I vowed to take these words to heart in my own marriage.  Dancing in the Minefields, by Andrew Peterson.

Well I was 19 you were 21
The year we got engaged
Everyone said we were much to young
But we did it anyway
We got the rings for 40 each from a pawnshop down the road
We said our vows and took the leap now 15 years ago 

We went dancing in the minefields
We went sailing in the storm
And it was harder than we dreamed
But I believe that’s what the promise was for

Well ‘I do’ are the two most famous last words
The beginning of the end
But to lose your life for another I’ve heard is a good place to begin
Cause the only way to find your life is to lay your own life down
And I believe it’s an easy price for the life that we have found 

And we’re dancing in the minefields
We’re went sailing in the storm
And it was harder than we dreamed
But I believe that’s what the promise was for
That’s what the promise is for
 

So when I lose my way, find me
When I lose loves chains, bind me
At the end of all my faith
to the end of all my days
when I forget my name, remind me

Cause we bear the light of the son of man
So there’s nothing left to fear
So I’ll walk with you in the shadow lands
Till the shadows disappear
Cause he promised not to leave us
And his promises are true

So in the face of this chaos baby
I can dance with you 

So lets go dancing in the minefields
Lets go sailing in the storms
Oh lets go dancing in the minefields
And kicking down the doors
Oh lets go dancing in the minefields
And sailing in the storms
Oh this is harder than we dreamed
But I believe that’s what the promise if for
That’s what the promise is for

I’m a coffee drinking, book reading, laundry procrastinating, husband and children loving, mess of a woman who believes that chips and salsa can fix anything. We have chickens running around the backyard, a mountain of dishes in the sink, and on any given morning, I have at least 10 school forms that need my signature or initials. It’s a crazy life {I prefer to call it controlled chaos}, but its ours.

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Jennifer
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9:07 PM delete

Here from Jenna's... love this song! So glad you shared!

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Amanda
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7:40 AM delete

I'm here from Jenna's Blog Hop! What an incredible song. Thanks for sharing!

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Sarah
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11:17 AM delete

holy, bawling, pregnant mess! Thanks for sharing Jen, LOVE this song!

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Jenna
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Thanks for sharing!!

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Katie
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4:28 PM delete

Love it! Made me tear up! Thanks for sharing!

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Kerbi
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9:37 AM delete

Thank you for sharing this song! It is beautiful!

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Christine
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8:26 PM delete

Loved it! Thanks for sharing.

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