Five Days in May

I’ve always loved the Blue Rodeo song Five Days in May and loved it even more when I married my husband on the fifth day of May in 2004.

We spent five days in May in Las Vegas (and then some) where we got married, toured the Vegas strip in a limo, flew by helicopter into the bottom of the Grand Canyon where we had breakfast and went to California for a quick little honeymoon.

Other notable things about May?

We backpacked through Europe – London, Paris, Amsterdam, Munich, Monaco, Rome, Venice.

My husband and I have had some very serious conversations about our relationship and our future, and the most important ones were in the month of May.

We also decided to start trying for a family.

Then we bought a house.

Then our daughter was conceived (the weekend of May 23rd, 2009 to be exact).

(And of course, my little sister was born in the month of May, completing our family of seven).

Five Days in May lyrics:

They met in a hurricane
Standing in the shelter out of the rain
She tucked a note into his hand
Later on they took his car
Drove on down where the beaches are
He wrote her name in the sand
Never even let go of her hand

Somehow they stayed that way
For those 5 days in May
Made all the stars around them shine
Funny how you can look in vain
Living on nerves and such sweet pain
The loneliness that cuts so fine
To find the face you’ve seen a thousand times

Sometimes the world begins
To set you up on your feet again
And ohh it wipes the tears from your eyes
How will you ever know
The way that circumstances go
Oh its going to hit you by surprise
But I know my past
You were there
In everything I’ve done
You are the one

Looking back its hard to tell
Why they stood while others fell
Spend your life working it out
All I know is one cloudy day
They both just ran away
Rain on the windshield heading South
Ohh she loved the lines around his mouth

Sometimes the world begins
To set you up on your feet again
And ohh it wipes the tears from your eyes
How will you ever know
The way that circumstances go
Ohh its going to hit you by surprise
But I know my past
You were there
In everything I’ve done
You are the one

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