3 songs in my life

This will be a hard exercise for me.  You see I come from a very musical family.  We have all been connected to the arts for a long time in one way or another.  I play the piano, or at least tried to for awhile.  I was in choir.  I love to sing, dance, go to musicals, dadade.  All of the kids have been exposed to music.  I’m pretty sure they all know how to play the piano.  I know they all can sing and we did a lot of musical theater.  My two boys are now professional ballet dancers.  So I have many songs in my head. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UBoQvhzeeCY The 1st song that comes to mind would be, “Nothing Going to Stop Us,” by Jefferson Starship.  The lead singer, Gracie Slick.  It just is me and my husband’s theme song.  “Looking in your eyes, I see a paradise, this world that I found seems to good to be true…” and on it goes.  Whenever I hear it, it just brings me to our relationship and all the struggles we’ve been through and we are just the best of friends still and so much in love.  We have built a life together, our anniversary this year will be 35 glorious years of marriage.  We have had 5 children, 4 boys and 1 girl and no my girl is not the youngest she is in the middle.  Two boys Michael Francis & Sean Patrick, then Elizabeth, then Matthew James and finally Connor Timothy.  We lost Sean Patrick to a birth defect, but he was here and he was part of our story.  A really big part of our story, because everything would be different if he had lived.  So he was here and he was loved.  We also survived a very serious car accident, one in which I suffered a traumatic brain injury and paralysis of my left side.  We’ve had other trauma’s, crosses call them what you want but we are still standing and thankful for all of our blessings.  Because everyone has stuff, and you just keep going doing the best you can.  That is what that song represents to me.  Nothing is going to stop us because we just won’t let it !!!  You just don’t quit.

So now my second song I think comes from the musical, “Les Miserables.”  I don’t know the name of it but one of the lines of the song that makes it so powerful for me is, “To love another person, is to see the face of God.”  I think the entire musical all of the songs are just the best.  My husband read the book, which is soooo long.  He’s really smart and he explained the story for me.  It is a story of forgiveness and redemption.  Very powerful and if you ever have a chance to go see it, go see it.  It is life changing.  And now my third song I have to say is, “Load Out/Stay” by Jackson Browne.http://youtu.be/UF2gA6NfyGQ  It reminds me of summer.  I think of my boys who are performers, it reminds me of them.  My Matthew once called me when he was part of a traveling company.  I asked him where he was and he didn’t know.  The company was just having a layover and he was stuck at some airport because of the weather.  I guess the song just hits home for me because we are in the business and I can relate to alot of songs I hear. So I am going to try to put up links so that you can actually listen to my 3 songs I have chosen to share with you.  Wish me luck 🙂

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