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Saturday, June 21, 2008

My Life in Song

Have you ever heard a song on the radio and thought, "Now, that describes my life perfectly"?

The other day I was exercising at the local elementary school playground with a bunch of other moms. We were running around the track, and every time we would run by, my little three-year-old would yell, "Hi, Mom! Hi!" and flail her arms at me. I couldn't help but think as I ran by that it was nice to be so loved and popular, even if it was by a litle blonde child. The lady running next to me kind of laughed and said, "do you know what that reminds me of? That song called 'You're Gonna Miss This'? I can't help but think of my life in terms of songs."

I thought about that and remembered the many times I have heard a song and thought, "That's my song--that song must have been written about me because that's just how I feel." Can you relate?

Here are a few examples of a couple of songs over the years that have touched me deeply because, well, they are a summary of my life at that time. Now, of course, being a mother of four children ranging in age from 18 months to eight, my songs seem to all relate to motherhood in some way--from the touching to the hilarious!
* "I Have Been Blessed" by Martina McBride (love this song--I have truly been so blessed)
* "Don't Blink" by Kenney Chesney (kids grow so darn fast, don't they?)
* "Just Another Day in Paradise" by Phil Vasser (my husband and my theme song!!)
* "You're Gonna Miss This" by Trace Atkins (I remind myself of this every day)
* "Let Them Be Little" by Billy Dean (they're only that way for a while)
* and more. . .

So, what are yours? Do you have any "theme songs"? There's nothing like putting your life to music! Here's to your songs and your life!

7 comments:

The Martinez Fam said...

I love your new blog!! It looks great. I will give the song thing some thought and get back to you because I can definitely relate. I can't wait to see what insites you post about next!!:)

Rebecca Talley said...

Love those songs, they always bring tears to my eyes.

G. Parker said...

Cute blog...love your picture! I hope your a better mom than I am/was..sigh. ;)

Rachelle said...

Great blog! I love music. I just posted about one of my favorite songs the other day. Go check out the lyrics to "Stand" on my blog. :)

Kim Thompson said...

Cute blog! It looks great. I loved the music!

Candace E. Salima said...

I don't know if I have a theme song, but I love music and different days bring different songs which seem to apply.

I love the look of your blog. Very classy.

C.L. Beck said...

Lori,
Your blog looks great! Love the colors.

As for a personal theme song ... hmm. Some days I think mine must be "If I Only had a Brain" from the Wizard of Oz. :o)