Andrew Peterson-Dancing In The Minefields I am heading into a surgical center today to sit with my husband. He is having surgery to have his knee repaired. Exactly a week from now, he will be with me as I have surgery, a double mastectomy.
I had a friend write on my face book “He will be your hands, you can be his feet“
That is how we have worked these last 14 years. Joined together. Filling in the others weakness, and when we fail (which has been often), our Lord steps in and fills in the areas we were never meant to fill in each other. There have been many, many bumps in the road. Life has not always been easy, but because of our faith and goodness of our God, we have been able to stay strong and get through the minefields of life.
I love this song. I love the idea of “Dancing in the minefields.” We are. We are holding tight to each other and getting through them, many times stumbling, but more often, we are, actually, dancing.
Todd, I love you.
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
Chorus: 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 is 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
Chorus: And we’re dancing in the minefields We’re sailing in the storm This is harder than we dreamed But I believe that’s what the promise is for That’s what the promise is for
Bridge: 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 all this chaos baby I can dance with you
Chorus: 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 is for That’s what the promise is for