Fifteen Years

Special thanks to my collaborator, Jeff Bourque, for this sample recording.

Read the story behind the song — It Was Twenty Years Ago Today…

In a quiet sanctuary
Where we said our “I do’s”
I sang, “If I could find a way, I’d stay
Forever here with you.”
But I was wrong.
I was wrong.

Love is more than just a moment,
A tuxedo and a dress.
Love is more than rings and pretty things.
Love is bigger than we’d guessed.
What is love?
What is love?

Love is holding to each other
When the night is growing long.
Love is holding out forgiveness
When we’ve done each other wrong.
Love is holding onto blessings,
When the Lord sends them our way.
Love is holding onto Jesus,
When those blessings go away.

Love is holding on through all the joys and tears.
Love is fifteen years.

Love is never picture perfect,
Like a topper on a cake.
It’s never how it looks in storybooks.
It’s more than the love we make.
These fifteen years
Have taught us love.

Love is holding to each other
When the night is growing long.
Love is holding out forgiveness
When we’ve done each other wrong.
Love is holding onto blessings,
When the Lord sends them our way.
Love is holding onto Jesus,
When those blessings go away.

Love is holding on through all the joys and tears.
Love is fifteen years.

Love is easy to fall into,
And a hard thing to be in.
But after hopes and fears and all these years,
I would do it all again.
You love me.
I love you.

Love is holding to each other
When the night is growing long.
Love is holding out forgiveness
When we’ve done each other wrong.
Love is holding onto blessings,
When the Lord sends them our way.
Love is holding onto Jesus,
When those blessings go away.

Love is holding on through all the joys and tears.
Love is fifteen years.

Written by Eric Schumacher and Jeff Bourque
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