April 8, 2013

I Love Music

I have been thinking a lot about music lately.  I got asked a question a while back, and I have really struggled to come up with an answer.  Someone asked me, "What is a song that defines you?"  I have been trying to think of a song that really defines who I am, and it's not so easy.  I feel like I have been defined by so many moments in my life, and I have a song that represents each and every one of them.  Thus, I decided to write a post about some songs.

I Hope You Dance by Leann Womack
When this song came out, I was probably about 10.  I was driving somewhere with my mom, and she played this song.  I can't remember who else was in the car with us, but my mom told us that this was her hope for us.  When I first heard it, I remember telling her that I didn't understand it.  She told me that I would someday, and that she just wanted us to know that it was her hope for us.  I think I understand it now, and I really love this song.  To me, it means living life to it's fullest, ceasing every moment, and not having regrets.

Lord, I Hope This Day is Good by Don Williams
One of my fondest memories with my dad when I was growing up was when we would take many, many drives up the canyon just because we could.  More often than not we would put on some Don Williams as we drove.  This song in particular comes to mind, and I don't know if I can fully explain the reasoning behind it.  My dad is a wonderful example to me of simple faith.  He has shown me and taught me how, in times when we need it, we really can rely on the Lord and each other. 

100 Years by Five For Fighting
Sometimes, life seems unbearable.  Other times, life is filled with moments that go far too fast.  Ever since I first heard the beautiful piano in this song, the music and lyrics have resonated with me.  I don't think I've found a more beautiful example of how quickly life goes and how little time we actually have.  This song inspires me to be better, stronger, and more than I am.  After all, life goes by faster than we expect.

An Olive Grove Facing the Sea by Snow Patrol
When Erik first came home from his mission, he came over to my house late one night, laid next to me on the couch, put one ear bud in my ear, another in his ear, and said I found a song that makes me think of you. He proceeded to playing this song, and told me that a lot of changes were happening but that he really did love me.  Since then, this has kind of been our song-at least in my mind.  It's a song I have listened to many times, and I love it more and more every time I hear it.  Erik knows more about me than anyone I know, and the fact that he has seen my darkest, brightest, and weirdest moments, and loves me in spite of it all means the world to me.  I am grateful to have him in my life, and truly don't know where I would be without him.

I guess I'll stop with those songs for now.  I think I will post some more at a later time.  After all, music is beautiful and wonderful and I love it :-)!  I don't know who, or if many people read my blog, but I would love to hear about any songs that mean something to others.  I love new music, and I love hearing how music touches people, so please share!