Wednesday, November 9, 2011

I Can't Get This Song Out Of My Head

     I have a song stuck in my head and can't get rid of it.  Usually, I don't mind because I love music, but this song I absolutely hate.  It's "If I Die Young".  It has a pretty melody, but I hate the words to the song.  It is so depressing.

     I heard it yesterday while I was out doing errands.  I was behind before I had a three week coughing spell.  My grandmother would call episodes like that a spell.  She would always get "sneezing spells".  Well, to put it lightly I had a non stop three week coughing spell.  Now, I don't think I will ever get caught up and I am realizing just how close Christmas is.

     I hate that song because it just sends chills up my spine.  Growing up in a small town, we have lost too many kids at a young age.  When I was growing up it was usually car accidents.  And, it usually happened in the summer.  Everytime I hear that song it just brings back all those good, sweet people we lost way, way too early and it just makes me want to cry. 

     I have one out driving by herself and another one who will be in 8 months, so I just don't even like to hear the words to that song.  My kids have had classmates lose their lives to different things so they know the reality of dying young.  It is always so hard.  My twin nephews have a friend right now battling cancer and they lost a little cousin (he was on their mom's side those of you who know us may have known Mason) a while ago.  It is hard for kids to understand losing peers.  They lose older family members and as hard as that is, when they see someone their own age pass away, it just hits them harder.  My son wasn't even what you call friends with a classmate that passed away this school year, but it really got to him.

     This is when I am so glad they have their faith.  Although, it is harder to understand, we know God has a plan and we just have to have faith in that plan.  But it is still hard.

     I am going to go see if I can get this song out of my head, but as soon as I get back in the car I will probably hear it again.  They seem to play it all the time.

     Maybe I need to find a station playing Christmas music to get my rear in gear!  I can think of several that I wouldn't mind getting stuck in my head.

Speaking of Christmas, you may have seen this already, I saw it on facebook, but it is the sweetest picture.

This was written with it:

A Nativity Scene was erected in a church yard.
During the night, someone came a...cross this.
An abandoned dog was looking for a comfortable, protected place to sleep. He chose baby Jesus as his comfort.
No one had the heart to send him away so he was there all night.
We should all have the good sense of this dog and curl up in Jesus' lap from time to time.
This is too sweet not to share.
No one mentioned that the dog breed is a "shepherd!"
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