Oh goodness. I tend to vividly remember lots of things (and completely disregard others). Hmm, since I’ve talked about my husband/wedding quite a bit this month, let’s shift gears and talk about another family member: my little brother.
My brother and I are 8 years apart. I remember asking my mom for a brother, sister, or puppy. She chose a brother. 😉 He was born in September. On the day he was born, my aunt picked me up from school, and we went to Sonic. I think I had a chocolate malt. I also think I punched my straw through the styrofoam cup, but that could’ve been another time. We went to the hospital next, and a lot of my family members were in the delivery room waiting. I very vividly remember my mom yelling my dad’s name at one point. Now that I’m getting close to that point in life where we will have children, that part scares me a little terrifies the crap out of me!
I don’t remember when I saw him for the first time or holding him or even when he came home, but I remember the things leading up to it. I guess that Sonic drink was more memorable than my brother! Ha!
I think that this term sometimes gets a negative connotation, but it doesn’t have to. There’s a song that talks about letting go of control and letting God take over your life. In that case, it’s definitely a good thing to let go. Letting go means taking His path and being able to live to the fullest rather than always trying to be in charge of everything. I’m writing this kind of late at night, so I hope this makes sense! I’ve included the song to see if that helps!
Today’s prompt: Five songs or pieces of music that speak to you or bring back memories. Use Grooveshark or YouTube to include them in the post
1. “Stellar” by Incubus: Incubus is one of my favorite bands, and this was the first song of theirs that captured me. Oddly enough, I heard it at a shoe store that was closing down (Just For Feet…I randomly remembered this after asking the husband if he remembered it and seeing his confused look. My brain is amazing sometimes ha ha). They played the entire CD, but this song just stood out to me, and when I was checking out, I asked the cashier what it was. I bought the CD as soon as I could afterwards and have loved them ever since…even the newer stuff. ;-P
2. “No Such Thing” by John Mayer: Actually any John Mayer song would do here, but this was one of his first radio hits. This one’s for you, Jen. 😉 (I’m also dedicating the entire Golden Girls theme song to you…heh)
3. “Fringes” by Shane and Shane: I had never heard of them until I went to a Passion Conference during college. They performed this one night after all of the daytime sessions, and it just enthralled me. To this day, it’s one of my favorite songs.
Nah, forget the Golden Girls ripoff. Thank you for reading, commenting, favoriting Tweets, and all of the other cool stuff that you do. Also, thank you to those who are blogging and creating more great content that I can read. Blogging isn’t always fun or easy, but as long as I know I have readers, I’ll keep doing it.
Short and sweet today. Hope you take a moment on this Memorial Day to honor those who made sacrifices for us to be able to read and write silly blogs, worship how we please, wear shorts in public, I could go on and on…