So Very Thankful


I am not exactly sure why I was so fortunate to cross paths with my lovely wife, Mrs. Shife. But more than 12 years ago, while I was dressed up like a trailer park pimp and wearing make up (fraternity party ... don't ask but there is a picture of me at the end of this post if you want to check out my hotness) and she had just gotten off work from cleaning a house we met. It is safe to say that neither of us made a strong first impression but somehow that initial meeting led to a first date and that first date led to the rest of my life.
So during this season of giving and thankfulness I just want to say that I grateful to that broken road that led me straight to her ....

"Bless The Broken Road"

I set out on a narrow way many years ago
Hoping I would find true love along the broken road
But I got lost a time or two
Wiped my brow and kept pushing through
I couldn't see how every sign pointed straight to you

Every long lost dream led me to where you are
Others who broke my heart they were like Northern stars
Pointing me on my way into your loving arms
This much I know is true
That God blessed the broken road
That led me straight to you

I think about the years I spent just passing through
I'd like to have the time I lost and give it back to you
But you just smile and take my hand
You've been there you understand
It's all part of a grander plan that is coming true


Now I'm just rolling home
Into my lover's arms
This much I know is true
That God blessed the broken road
That led me straight to you

That God blessed the broken road
That led me straight to you.




tina said…
hehehe nice frat pic :)

That is so very awesome to read about you and the Mrs. Shife :) (I'm a hopeless that stuff warms my heart ;)

Happy Holidays to you both!
Crystal Posey said…
So awesome! I'm a romantic to and I love posts like this...especially when there are pictures. Although I'm not so sure about that last one. ;P
Mr. Shife said…
Tina - And that pic is actually one of my more tamer fraternity photos. I just thank my lucky stars for Mrs. Shife. I certainly have no idea where I would be without her. And I am glad you enjoyed the post.

Crystal - I am glad you liked the post as well. I can't wait to see what some of the dudes have to say. I already got a "nice" comment from a friend on Twitter. I can't imagine ife without her because I would not have a life. She is my everything.
Valerie said…
Hey, you've got the tears running, happy ones. I did sooo love your story and I am sooo happy for you and Mrs Shife and cutie boy. You have proved to me that romance isn't dead. Happy days and Merry Christmas to you all. I think I'm in love with the world right now.....

Thanks too for your lovely comment on this 'Christmas Reading'
Valerie said…
PS I put the link to the reading in case others want to have a look. Everyone welcome on my blog!
Oh man, that's so sweet, I'm glad I dropped by. I'm sure Baby Shife is glad you two hooked up. Nice pic, very interesting...
Red said…
Mr. Shife haz sweet. So glad you have a sweetheart you adore that has given you such a sweet baby boy. Long live the house of Shife!
Ms. Moon said…
Amazing how the paths cross and converge. One never knows when one gets up in the morning what is going to happen and what it's going to mean.
Mr. Shife said…
Hi Val. Thank you. I am more than happy to share this story with everyone because she is a wonderful woman. And you are more than welcome to share your story here on my blog because it is a great one as well.
Mr. Shife said…
Elizabeth - I think me and Mrs. Shife are glad we hooked up too because I never could have imagined being so in love with that little man. I know I might change my tune when he is 13 and I want to paint his back porch red, but right now I am just enjoying Baby Shife. I will worry about Teen Shife some other day.
Mr. Shife said…
Thanks Red. I swear I never get tired of saying that because it reminds of the Hellboy movies. The House of Shife is very happy.
Mr. Shife said…
Oh how correct you are Ms. Moon. It is especially true now because I never know what Baby Shife has in store for me each and every day. Today he surprised and let me sleep in until 8. It is the little things.
Anonymous said…
Awwwww, so sweet!

Being thankful is the best way to show our loved ones that they really matter to us.

Shifey: I'm also greatful I met my lady. She even got me to tollerate Rascal Flatts.
Leah said…
Beautiful. Beautiful!!!!

texlahoma said…
Some things are meant to be, the people that can feel it, are the lucky ones.
Nice TP pimp outfit btw.
billy pilgrim said…
you look like howie mandel's twin in that photo.

you saw mrs shife and said, i'll take the deal!
A lovely romantic stroll through serendipity park..
ie HUGE points *wink wink
You're not-so-dumb ;)

Who knows how these relationship thingamabobs fall into tells us that subconsciously we rely heavily on odors to detect favorable genetic qualities? When I met my good-lady-wife it was more of an eyegasm.

Knowing too much scientificky crap really takes all the magic out of lurve anyway.

All I know, is that somehow, there seems to be a lid for every pot, and an ass for every saddle.
Travis Erwin said…
Dude I', all for love, but Rascal Flatts. Really?
Megan said…
Aw!!!! Merry Christmas to the Shife household!
Peggy said…
You're a sweet man and you, Mrs. Shife and Baby Shife warm my heart.
Love to that fat basset, too.
Merry Christmas.
Kris said…
I happened upon your page from my friend Jo's who had you linked. Belated congratulations to you and your wife. I love that Rascal Flatts song. Happy New Year!
Valerie said…
I popped back to wish you a Happy New Year. May your personal sun shine brightly in the coming months.