Sunday, April 14, 2013

Her favorite song

We listen to a lot of music in this house but I tend to get hooked on a couple musicians' work for extended periods of time. My daughter was playing music for me on our drive to and from her swim meet today. When she played this song, she said, "this is my favorite song." I was so happy to hear it. Before I started listening to Mumford and Sons, it was my favorite song. It's "Angels on the Moon" by Thriving Ivory: 

I love that her preferences in music resemble my own. Especially when the lyrics can be interpreted for personal inspiration. (Note: this is a chick song. Don't be a dick and blather about it not being a man song. It wasn't intended to be, it's for girls, and I am one.)

I listened to this song a lot when RLB was deployed. It helped me get through some very difficult days.

My daughter has experienced plenty of times of trial. She's lived in eleven different homes in her thirteen years. She's said goodbye to many family members and friends. She's been the new girl a lot. She's had friends turn on her and treat her cruelly as all girls her age experience at some point.

She's talked openly with us of what it's like to be the odd one. The girl with happily married parents. The girl uninterested in drama and frivolities. She's very introspective and has a remarkable relationship with her father.

She screwed up a little at her swim meet. She was confused about when her start time was. It all worked out fine and she made it into the water in time for her race. She immediately took responsibility for it. Then she told me what her routine is before one of her swim events. To get in the zone, she first says the Lord's Prayer and then another prayer.  Man, I loved hearing this.
 And do you believe
In the day that you were born
Tell me do you believe
And do you know
That every day's the first
Of the rest of your life
 But don't tell me where the road ends, cause I just don't wanna know, No I don't wanna know
May all young women know this: that though there will be challenges and failures, they can choose personal responsibility, they can cleave to God and prayer and enjoy this life whether going through challenges or victories and even calm, ordinary days. That no one day defines your life, keep going. Keep seeking Truth. 
 Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. - Romans 12:12

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