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This awesome wedding reading is from An Awesome Book of Love, by Dallas Clayton, and it’s just adorable. Written for kids, but as always, great for adults.

If I was a dinosaur and you were a jet

There’s a chance, a good chance,

That we’d never have met.

If I was a river and you were the sky

If I was down low and you were up high

Or if I was an apple and you were a sundae

If you were a Wednesday and I was a Monday

If you were spring seasons and I was the fall

We might never have gotten together at all.

But we aren’t all of those things

You’re you and I’m me

And we’re as together as together can be

And you know I’m aglow with a smile on my face

When I wonder what magic you’ll make of this place

Of this town, of this world

You’ll transform your surroundings

That spirit inside you is truly astounding…

And when I’m beside you I’m leaping and bounding

So proud I can hardly contain my heart pounding

I love you! I love you! In so many ways

Over thousands of years, over billions of days

I love you so much, I would scream it from mountains

And dance like a fool in the coldest town fountains

I would paint it on walls in colours so bright

That they’ll glow in the dark with “I love you” all night

I would march through the rain, I’d jump out of a plane

Put the world on my back, I’ll still race down a train

And I’ll stand down whole armies defending your name

But you know that’s not all that this love is about

Sometimes it’s a whisper when you feel you could shout

Or just being around when the others have gone

Or about letting go when you want to hold on

It’s about living life with such strength and emotion

And knowing that waves are just part of the ocean

And that ocean, that ocean goes on forever…

Just like the love that has brought us together

I love you! I love you! When I’m holding your hand

I love you! I love you! When you’re making a plan

When you’re thinking a thought, when you’re dancing a dance

When you’re just hanging in, by the seat of your pants

I love you! I love you! I’ll say it again

Tell all the strangers to tell all their friends

Make it a song and we’ll all sing along

I love you! I love you! You make me feel strong

You make me feel younger, you make me feel brave

You make me feel something these words can’t contain

And if you were the future and I was the past

If I was too slow and you were too fast

If you were a cloud and I was a ghost

If you were long distance and I was up close

I’d still love you no matter what sense it would make

I’d love you whenever, whatever it takes

I’d love you no matter, Cause you’re you and I’m me

Together forever, in love as can be.


This author is so awesome that when I contacted him to ask for permission to share this wonderful book on my blog, he answered with “What’s mine is yours, share away!” What a gem!