Friday, December 24, 2010

just the way you are

i heard this song the radio today. it's been playing for some months now, but when it came on air this morning, it sets me thinking. it's bruno marrs' just the way you are. the chorus goes like this....

When I see your face,
There's not a thing that I would change,
Cause you're amazing,
Just the way you are.

And when you smile,
The whole world stops and stares for awhile,
Cause girl you're amazing,
Just the way you are.

this reminds me of the other song by billy joel, similarly titled just the way you are :

I said I love you, and that's forever,
And this I promise from the heart,
I couldn't love you, any better,
I love you just the way you are.

the coincidence is that both these songwriters are guys & this relates well with the observation that when a man marries, he expects the wife to remain the way she is (but often she doesn't!) & when a woman marries, she expects the hubby to change (but he, too, often doesn't!!!).

i first met my wife on christmas day 24 years ago. looking back, she's definitely changed over the years, more so over the last decade or so. i can't pinpoint the reason for the change, but it's possible that's just the way she actually is, only that i was too much in love to notice.

but i did promise that i'd love her, for better or for worse, & this vow is still binding. happy anniversary, dear & beloved wife, & blessed christmas everyone!!


reanaclaire said... touching!!

Happy Anniversary to both of you!!

Merry Christmas and Have a Blessed New Year too!

wenn said...

merry xmas!

Yan said...

Happy anniversary!

foongpc said...

Nice post! I love Bruno Mars and Billy Joel - both great songwriters and singers!!

Merry Christmas! : )

Unicorn Girl said...

there is definetly ' something ' about falling in love at Christmas - don't you agree with me Doc ?
Wishing you and your significant other a Happy Anniversary and a Blessed Christmas ^_^ !

Yvonne Foong said...

Does she read your blog?
Whoa... you met your wife the year I was born.

ilene said...

Wow ... feeling sentimental at this time.

Well, we go through a metamorphosis cycle DOC and hope that the change is for the better! Let the sparks rekindle! :)


iml said...

"Happy Anniversary" and many many more blessed years together.

doc said...

THANKS everyone!

hope you all had a blessed christmas. God's grace be upon you & your families always.

Adino said...

Happy anniversary Mr and Mrs Doc!

Mei Teng said...

I like the song by Billy Joel. Evergreen.

doc said...



blessed new year to you!

doc said...

Mei Teng,

yes, he has many nice hits.