My husband and I have only been married a year and a half, but we've been together for 13 years now. We met in karate class, but we fell in love over country music, while doing country dancing. In my opinion, no one writes love songs as well as country artists.
Both of us had been burned in past relationships, so we were cautious going in. I was ready sooner than he was, however, so when this song by Gary Allan (an alt country singer that is one of my faves) came out, I felt it expressed where we were perfectly:
No rush though I need your touch I won't rush your heart Until you feel on solid ground Until your strength is found, boy
I'll fill those canyons in your soul Like a river lead you home And I'll walk a step behind In the shadows so you shine Just ask, it will be done And I will prove my love Until you're sure that I'm "the one"
Somebody else was here before She treated you unkind And broken wings need time to heal Before a heart can fly, boy
Trust in me and you'll find a heart so true All I want to do is give the best of me to you And stand beside you
Just ask it will be done And I will prove my love Until you're sure that I'm "the one"
Here's a YouTube video of the song (beautiful):
Another song I love that expresses how I feel about the love we found the "second time around" with each other is "Keeper of the Stars" by Tracy Byrd.
Keeper of the Stars
It was no accident me finding you Someone had a hand in it Long before we ever knew Now I just can't believe you're in my life Heaven's smilin' down on me As I look at you tonight
I tip my hat to the keeper of the stars He sure knew what he was doin' When he joined these two hearts I hold everything When I hold you in my arms I've got all I'll ever need Thanks to the keeper of the stars
Soft moonlight on your face oh how you shine It takes my breath away Just to look into your eyes I know I don't deserve a treasure like you There really are no words To show my gratitude
So I tip my hat to the keeper of the stars He sure knew what he was doin' When he joined these two hearts I hold everything When I hold you in my arms I've got all I'll ever need Thanks to the keeper of the stars
It was no accident me finding you Someone had a hand in it Long before we ever knew
And then, there's "Remember When" by Alan Jackson, a wonderful song about the enduring nature of romantic love through all the ups and downs of life.
Sorry I couldn't pick just one! I could probably come up with about 10 more that I love too!