I hope this inspires you to record your memories or thoughts about the one you love. I'm not very eloquent with words. As you see more of my work, what you will notice is that I don't journal as much as I should. Words don't always come easy for me. Oops, I need to take that back, because I usually am emitting lots of hot air as I ramble on about things that don't really matter. What I should say is meaningful words don't come easy for me. But I need to try harder, we all do, to express why and how much we love our spouses, family, and friends. I envy those talented lyricist. I often hear a song that perfectly expresses how I feel and think to myself, "why can't I come up with words that say how I feel that easily"? So I thought why don't I just create an album that says that .... Thus, "Music & Memories".
Journaling from page 2:
"I love music. I especially love great lyrics. I'm not great at expressing myself with words. So I love songs that do that for me. There are a lot of lyrics I have realted to my life over the years. But one that stands out more than others is Something That We Do" by Clint Black. It says everything that I would want to say about my realtionship with my husband, Fred and I. We started dating when I ws in the 9th grade. We grew up together. Dated for 5 years before we married and this past December celerated out 20th wedding anniversary. I have never once doubted that we would be together this long. He is my best friend. The one person in this life that I trush with anything. He has loved me at my very worst, when to myself I would have seemed unloveable. He I someone I can count on to be there no matter what. We have been together for so long and shared so much, that I can’t even imagine my life without him. Now don’t get me wrong, he’s not perfect. And I could certainly list things that I would change if I could, just as he could with me. But anyone who thinks they will marry a perfect person is very naïve. Marriage is about compromise and respect, give and take, love and trust. Marriage is sometimes easy and sometimes hard. You don’t always feel like your “in love”. And there will be times when your angry, selfish, prideful and hurt. Hey, were humans. But you must work through these harder times. And your reward will come. I have prayed for our marriage over the years and I know God has blessed me because of it. We have trusted that His way is the only way for us and I give Him all the honor and glory for what is very unusual in this day and time, 20 years of marriage to only one man."
Journaling from page 4 :
Lyrics : Something That We Do(Clint Black/Skip Ewing)
I remember well the day we wed. I can see that picture in my head. I still believe the words we said. Forever will ring true. Love is certain, love is kind, love is yours and love is mine, but it isn't something that we find, it's something that we do. It's holding tight, lettin' go. It's flying high and laying low. Let your strongest feelings show, and your weakness too. It's a little and a lot to ask. An endless and a welcome task. Love isn't something that we have, it's something that we do. We help to make each other all that we can be. Though we can find our strength and inspiration independently. The way we work together is what sets our love apart. So closely that you can't tell where I end and where you start. It gives me heart remembering how, we started with a simple vow. There's so much to look back on now. Still it feels brand-new. We're on a road that has no end. And each day we begin again. Love's not just something that we're in, it's something that we do. We help to make each other all that we can be, though we can find our strength and inspiration independently. The way we work together is what sets our love apart, so closely that you can't tell where I end and where you start. Love is wide, love is long, love is deep and love is strong. Love is why I love this song. And I hope you love it too. I remember well the day we wed. I can see that picture in my head. Love isn't just those words we said, it's something that we do. There's no request too big or small. We give ourselves, we give our all. Love isn't someplace that we fall, it's something that we do.
So do you have a favorite song that says exactly how you feel about something or someone. My challenge to you is that you create a mini album that records it!
Make sure you let me know if this you do!