Wouldn’t Trade A Single Day


A lot of you may not know this, because I don’t think I’ve ever mentioned it on here before, but Derek is actually several years older than me. 

When we first met and he found out how old I was he almost thought it wouldn’t work, but then his pastor ended up preaching on Ruth and Boaz in church the next Sunday, and he was really emphasizing the age difference between Ruth and Boaz.  Derek took that as his sign from the Lord that it was okay to date me.

And the rest, as they say, is history.

Derek was officially a bachelor before he met me.  He was done with college, had a good job, had the bachelor “pad” and his meals consisted mostly of chicken and steamed vegetables.  And the occasional enchiladas.

Sometimes now, I’ll tease him about his bachelor days and how much I improved his life.  Sometimes he’ll mention how he used to be able to spend money on whatever he wanted before he met me, and then once he started dating me all his money went toward taking me out (I really wasn’t high maintenance, he just knew how to treat a girl).

The other day we were driving home, and a song came on the radio.  Derek stated he liked the song and we turned the radio up, and as I listened I had to laugh.  In the past Derek has said similar things to what the lyrics say, and now it’s officially one of my new favorite songs.

If you haven’t heard it, you must listen.  It’s a good one.



Last night, outta the blue

Driftin' off to the evening news

You said "Honey, what would you do

If you'd never met me"

I just laughed, said "I don't know,

But I could take a couple guesses though"

And then tried to dig real deep,

Said, "Darling honestly...

I'd do a lot more offshore fishin

'I'd probably eat more drive-thru chicken

Take a few strokes off my golf game

If I'd have never known your name

I'd still be driving that old green 'Nova

I probably never would have heard of yoga

Be a better football fan

But if I was a single man

Alone and out there on the loose

Well I'd be looking for a woman like you."

I could tell that got her attention

So I said, "Oh yeah, I forgot to mention,

I wouldn't trade a single day

For 100 years the other way."

She just smiled and rolled her eyes,

‘Cause she's heard all of my lines

I said, "C'mon on girl, seriously

If I hadn't been so lucky

I'd be shootin' pool in my bachelor pad

Playing bass in my cover band

Restocking up cold Bud Light

For poker every Tuesday night,

Yeah, I'd have a dirt bike in the shed

And not one throw pillow on the bed

I'd keep my cash in a coffee can

But if I was a single man

Alone and out there on the loose

Well I'd be looking for a woman like you."

She knows what a mess I'd be if I didn't have her here

But to be sure, I whispered in her ear

"You know I get sick deep-sea fishin'

And you make the best fried chicken

I got a hopeless golf game

I love the sound of your name

I might miss that old green 'Nova

But I love watchin' you do yoga

I'd take a gold band on my hand

Over being a single man

‘Cause honestly I don't know what I'd do

If I'd never met a woman like you."


I love that.  And I love it because I feel like it could be describing Derek and me, because we both know we’re better with each other then we’d be apart.  He’s changed my life just as much as I’ve changed his, and for the better.  I may tease him about how much he needs me, and he may pretend to complain about how he had to sell his motorcycle because of me, but we both know we need each other.  I know neither of us would “trade a single day”, and I’m so glad the Lord brought me a man like Derek!



You know I’m better with you, Babe.  I don’t know what I’d do without you.  I love you! 


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  1. Ryan said this song is so us, as well! I love it! It really is such a cute song!

  2. That song is sweet, and so is this post! My Hubby and I are much the same way, he was 28 when we met and married. That's a long time for a fella to bach it and then let a woman in his life. It came with a fair share of adjustments, but I know without doubt he wouldn't trade it for anything. He's so good about letting me know that, and it's really a great feeling.

  3. I'd never heard that song before - it's so cute! Love it! Praise God that He gave you a wonderful husband and you have a relationship that is never taken for granted!

  4. aww, I do love that song. What a sweet story. It sound like everything worked out perfectly =)

  5. Daniel always turns up that song too :) And he always points out that I never make fried chicken! I never liked country songs before I met him, but I love lots of them now!

  6. This made me tear up! I love it :)

  7. That is very sweet! My hubby is 9 years older than me and it really bothered me at first, however God showed me I needed a mature man! Good thing neither one of our husbands look much older than us!!

  8. Adorable! I love it :)

    Hope you're doing well, friend! I've been pretty absent from blogging world, but hoping to be back around more often now :) Love the new look of your blog!

  9. This is adorable! Love love love it :)

  10. How sweet! I had no idea you guys had an age difference between you...you'd never know it by looking at the 2 of you..y'all look so young!! Me and Damon have an age difference too..11 years!!!!!!


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