Wednesday, June 23, 2010

June 2010

Like I wrote in my first blog, this has become a form of therapy for me and I just wish that life wasn't so crazy so I could write more often.

Do you ever hear a song that just makes you stop and think that the person singing must have written it specifically for you? I heard a song the other day by Miranda Lambert that really hit home. It was called House that Built Me. Basically its a song about a daughter going back home after being gone and trying to capture the memories of what she had as a child.

"I thought if I could touch this place or feel it, the brokenness inside me might start healing. Out here its like I'm someone else, I thought that maybe I could find myself. If I could just come in I'll swear I'll leave. Won't take nothing but a memory from the house that built me."

It was amazing how close to home this song was to me. My grandmother's home was truly the house that built me and helped me become the person I am today.

One of my favorite and more inspirational songs is from Edwin McCain -Just Do Your Thing

You're running that race a little bit faster now towards your finish line. It's such a disgrace You missed all the beautiful you can't buy back the time. So stop and love and dance and live And laugh until you cry. Don't wake up to realize that your time has passed you by. Just do your thing If it makes you feel better Go on and sing If it makes you feel better"

As I get older this song has taken on a new meaning and has more recently become more of a motto for me. Trying to realize that life is quickly going by and I want to make sure that I am living my life with no regrets.

I heard this song for the first time when Chris and I were planning our wedding. Turns out this guy is a local songwriter and I was instantly hooked- Until You by Dave Barnes.

I need you now and forever So stay right here with me Don't ever leave Love was kept from me like a secret And I swore that I was through Until you, until you

The last 9 years have been full of ups and downs but I have been fortunate to have Chris with me every step of the way. Babe, this song is for you. xoxo