Friday, June 10, 2011

Songs for the Road

It is 8:30 Friday morning. It is raining and dreary this morning, which seems appropriate in some ways as I am feeling a bit dreary on the inside. It is funny how, even when you try to maintain a good attitude and stay positive, your body kind of knows you are faking, so your teeth start grinding and clenching, your stomach starts swirling and you just feel shaky and out of sorts because, really, even though you're trying hard to stay calm you're just not.

Anyways, I kind of feel like we're all falling apart a bit right now. The kids are crying and out of sorts, I'm feeling like I might puke, Darin, well he just kind of keeps going, so I guess just the kids and I are falling apart. Instead of dwelling on that all right now, I am going to share some songs with you, because why not remain in denial just a little bit longer.

The first song I'm sharing is "Shelter" by Jars of Clay. I had actually never heard the song, or maybe just never paid attention to it, until our friend Andy brought it to our attention.
Andy aka The Polar Bear
So here it is:

I think the end is my favorite part:

If there is any peace, if there is any hope
We must all believe, our lives are not our own
We all belong
God has given us each other
And we will never walk alone

The next song is called "Stronger" by Mandisa.
And finally, a song that goes through my head all day long, thanks to PBS kids in the morning. Will.i.am singing "What I am". Rachel, I dedicate this song to you!!!
Here are the lyrics:

If what I am is what's in me
Then I'll stay strong - that's who I'll be
and I will always be the best
"me" that I can be.

There's only one me, I am it
have a dream I'll follow it
It's up to me to try.

Chorus 1
Oh! I'm a keep my head up high
Keep on reaching high
Never gonna quit
I'll be getting stronger.

And nothing's gonna bring me down (no!)
Never gonna stop, gotta go.
Because I know
I'll keep getting stronger.

Bridge 1
And what I am is thoughtful
what I am is musical what I am is smart
and what I am is brave
what I am is helpful
what I am is special
There's nothing I can't achieve.
Because in myself I believe in oh...

Chorus 2
Gonna keep our heads up high
Keep on reaching high
Never gonna quit
Just keep getting stronger.

And nothing's gonna bring us down (no!)
Never give it up, gotta go.
Because I know
I'll keep getting stronger.

Bridge 2
What I am is super what I am is proud
what I am is friendly
what I am is grouchy
what you are is magical
what you are is special

There's nothing I can't achieve.
Because in myself I believe in oh...

Chorus 3
Gonna hold my head up high
Keep on reaching high
Never gonna stop
I'll be getting stronger.

Nothing's gonna bring me down (no!)
Never give it up gotta go, oh... yeah...
I'll keep getting strong--er.
And now I need to get moving. Our kids are doing experiments with water, soap and Trix cereal and writing down their observations. They are going to watch "How to train your dragon" in a few minutes. My dear husband is frying up a whole package of bacon for our snacking needs, because everyone knows bacon makes everything better. This morning Jori used the phrase "billy goats nuts" as an expression of disgust and frustration. We did not correct her. I will think of that phrase and it will provide me much laughter over these next couple days.

Keep praying. We are in the home stretch now!

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I agree... bacon DOES make everything better. :) Thanks for the songs... I have also see that Sesame Street clip at least 3 times... it's a good one. :)
Love you! Tami

The Louzons said...

I think of you everytime I hear "Shelter" Love you guys, and love "billy goat nuts" may have to use that sometime!

Sarah said...

Love the Sesame Street song!