As a singer-songwriter, I can be guided by my muse at anytime of the day or night. Several years ago, it whispered into my ear while I was on my way to join my friends for services at their church. It was a two-hour drive on a brilliant, sunny Sunday morning in northwest Ohio. Passing the cornfields, farms and grazing horses, I was simply enjoying the beauty of the day. I thought of how sweet it was that my friends had invited me to share that wonderful summer day, and began to think about their amazing love story. Suddenly, it hit me. They had won the lottery in love and happiness. Before I reached my destination, I had written the lyrics to the chorus and finished the song after returning home.
Tammy and Scott have that love that we all dream of or read about in fairy tales. Whenever you see them together, they have contentment in their smiles and joy in their eyes. On April Fool’s Day of this year, they will celebrate fourteen years of marriage—and with three talented and growing boys, they still have “that love.” Life’s challenges along the way have made them even stronger, and the light in their faces glows brighter. However, their dream didn’t come true as they started out in life.
After high school, they went their separate ways, off to different parts of the country and marriages that were destined to end. Scott returned home many years later to discover that Tammy was single. She claims that her face literally hurt from smiling so much after they were reunited, and they’ve been inseparable ever since. Falling instantly and deeper in love than ever before, fate had opened a new door for both of them.
You can find their song, “This Is That Love” on my CD, Every Tear I Know. For Valentine’s Day, I’m sharing the lyrics exclusively on Cupid’s Pulse. I hope you have or find what everyone dreams of!
I could think of many reasons
Why this is sweet and oh, so pleasin’, this love
And every time I look into your eyes
It seems I’ve been there countless times
And each time feels like new
This is that love I’ve heard about
This is that love I’ve read about
This is that romance, fairytale, sure to last without fail
What everyone dreams of, this is that love
I could count on every star in the sky
Make a wish and it’s sure to fly, this love
And whenever hard times come along
Love makes a right out of every wrong
You reach out and touch my hand
Every time you hold me close at night, I can feel you smiling
Ooh, this love, it’s a wondrous thing
c. 1998, Celeste Friedman, Songs For Charlie Music, BMI
By Celeste Friedman