Keli Gwyn
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Romantic Serenade

There’s nothing quite like a song sung just for you, is there?

Music is the universal romance language. It has the power to stir the emotions unlike anything else. When shared with your special someone, it can create a delicious sense of connection.

Such was the case this past week when Gwynly sang to me.

Our first major storm of the season arrived here in the Sierra Foothills, bringing with it buffeting winds and ground-soaking rains.

Gwynly and I took advantage of a break in the storm to hit the hiking trail.

About a mile into our walk, the clouds opened up. We took refuge under our umbrella and reveled in the fact that we had the trail to ourselves.

Being a fun-loving guy, Gwynly broke into song, serenading me with lines from John Denver’s hit “For Baby (For Bobbie)” about walking in the rain beside me and clinging to my tiny, warm hand.

And my heart melted.


 Has your special someone serenaded you?

Have you serenaded your special someone?

Keli Gwyn


  • So sweet! I think I’ve told you the story of Mike surprising me with song both when he proposed and at our wedding. Both songs are two of my favorites now. 🙂

  • Terri Tiffany says:

    He is a keeper!

  • Sherrinda says:

    Aww, Keli, that is the sweetest thing. I think my husband would start chuckling at himself if he started singing to me. 🙂

    My husband is in the kitchen right now, cooking me supper because he loves me. I’m a happy camper!

  • Awww, that is SUCH a lovely song!!!
    John sang, umm, and this is true, “God Save The Queen” to me about an hour ago.

  • Anne Payne says:

    Y’all are so cute!!! My honey has definitely serenaded me over the past 30 yrs. We often start singing to one another in the car when I’m scanning the music channels and we hear a love song from the 70s playing. Our boys are usually with us and they start making gagging sounds 🙂 And we do this in the kitchen, too, then start dancing to much exaggerated sound effects from them, as well. We’re pretty sappy!

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Anne, the 70s love songs mush me out, too. Since Gwynly’s nearly ten years older than I am, they don’t have that effect on him. He prefers his 60s tunes. Isn’t it interesting how the music of our teens stays with us?

  • I loved the street where I lived in highschool and when I was eighteen my parents sold the house (it was a Victorian home they renovated) and they built a brand new home. I was very sad. Five years later my husband and I bought our first home and it happened to be right next door to the house I lived in during highschool. The first day we moved into our new house my husband stood next to me and sang: “I have often walked down this street before, but the pavement always stayed beneath my feet before. All at once am I several stories high, knowing I’m on the street where you live.” From My Fair Lady. It brought tears to my eyes.

  • Keli, I think we all want to run off with your loving hubby. How romantic indeed 🙂

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Florence, because romance is so important to me, Gwynly has made a concerted effort to incorporate it into our relationship. In return, I’m learning to spend more time doing the things he enjoys, such as getting outdoors with him. We just took another hike in the rain yesterday, although there were no serenades this time.

  • How precious, Keli! 🙂 So sweet of Gwynly to do that (and I love that photo of you in the rain—so cute). ~ My husband is not a “singer” at all—but he’s great at running errands for me and cooking sometimes. 🙂

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Patti Jo, not all of us are singers. I make a joyful noise myself. Thankfully my cats don’t mind the little ditties I sing to them.

      As someone who doesn’t care for cooking, I think it’s great that your husband does some of the cooking for you.

  • Ganise says:

    Awww. Hurray for sweet and beautiful love! *smiling*. This makes me happy and so hopeful for my future! Thank you for sharing sweet Keli and all of you lovely ladies!

    By the way, I’m glad to hear that you enjoyed Jody’s book. I did too! 🙂