Sunday, March 27, 2011

DAY 25 - MUSIC IN MY LIFE . . .

Put Your IPod On Shuffle; First 10 Songs

First, I don't have an iPod.  I do have music on my phone, but no iPod.  I would LOVE an iPad though.  Honey, are you listening?  Maybe for Mother's Day?  I'm worth it, right?!

Anyway, I decided to change it up a little bit again today.  Instead of telling you the first 10 songs on my iPod/iPad, since I don't HAVE one, *coughing*, I thought I'd tell you *5* of my favorite songs, and why.  So here they are, in no particular order.


I've told you before about my Grandma.  She was AMAZING.  And this song is HER song.  It will always be her song.  I can't hear it without thinking of her.  And of course, I cry every time.  As a matter of fact, I cried just watching the video.  I'm so thankful that God gave her to me.  She taught me how to love unconditionally.  She taught me that there's more to a person than just what you see on the outside.  She taught me to make time for the people in your life that are important.  And most importantly.  She loved me.  For me.  Even with all of my flaws, she still loved me and thought I was beautiful. 


I remember the night we found out I was pregnant with Jason.  It was right around our 2nd anniversary.  His parents had taken us out to dinner for our anniversary.  We told his parents at dinner, and then we stopped by my parents on the way home.  After we told them and while I was on the way home, this song came on the radio.  It was the first time I'd ever heard it.  And I bawled like a baby.  It's a beautiful song, with beautiful lyrics, about a beautiful subject.  What's there NOT to like?


This song is originally for the show WICKED, I believe.  But I first heard it on GLEE and fell in love with it right away.  To me, it's about ignoring what others think and doing what's important to you.  It's about standing up for ME.  It's about worrying less about what YOU think, and more about what I think.  I don't mean that in a bad way.  Let me explain.  I've spent most of my life worrying about what people think of me.  Do they like me?  If not, why?  What did I do or say wrong?  But now, I'm starting to realize that it's okay if you don't like me.  Not everyone is going to.  And maybe, just maybe, it's YOU and not ME.  Just because you don't like me doesn't necessarily mean there's something wrong with ME.  Sometimes people click.  And sometimes they don't.  And that's okay.  But I need to stop second guessing everyone and everything.  I need to start accepting ME for ME. 

There's actually a funny story behind this one.  I first heard this in college while on a "retreat".  The day I got back I got a letter from my childhood best friend.  At the end of the letter she had written, "Friends Are Friends Forever, If The Lord's The Lord Of Them."  How appropriate?  Sometimes we have to say good bye to our friends.  But that doesn't mean they're no longer our friends.  Every friend we have during our lifetime shapes the person that we are today.


I've told you before that I don't go to church.  But that DOESN'T mean I don't believe in God.  I very much do.  He's helped me through some very trying times.  I think sometimes, we just have to let go.  Sometimes we just have to God take us through things.  As much as we'd like to, we can't control everything.  And that's not necessarily a bad thing.  My hardest times in life, I've just had to let go and have the faith that God would help me through it.  And so far?  He hasn't let me down!

Now it's your turn.  Are there any particular songs that are important to you?  If so, what are they and why are they important?

1 comment:

Michelle said...

I love the song defying gravity! I heard it for the first time when I went to see WICKED on Broadway in NYC-fantastic!
It was the song that played in our car on the way to the hospital the day my son was born.