Somebody’s Hero

Happy Monday Music Lovers,

Happy Valentine’s Day!  What a gorgeous day in Nashville today, perfect after the cold weather we have been experiencing.    There are a few different stories telling of the development of Valentine’s Day.  This is an excerpt I found at History.com if you want to know more. According to one legend, Valentine actually sent the first “valentine” greeting himself. While in prison, it is believed that Valentine fell in love with a young girl — who may have been his jailor’s daughter — who visited him during his confinement. Before his death, it is alleged that he wrote her a letter, which he signed “From your Valentine,” an expression that is still in use today.  Sometimes the meaning of Valentine’s day gets lost in the shuffle of consumerism, but I find another way to say “Thank you” to all those in my life whom I love.  Aside from Mother’s day, this is another way for me to let Mom know how grateful I am to be her daughter.  My song pick of the week is “Somebody’s Hero,” performed by Jamie O’Neal.

She’s somebody’s hero

A hero to her baby with a skinned up knee

A little kiss is all she needs

The keeper of the cheerios

I can remember all the times as a kid coming into the house with a bruise or cut, crying my eyes out and Mom was always there to kiss the pain away.  Even at the times when the cut could not be seen by everyone, Mom always knew how to soothe a broken heart from losing a friend or the hurt from tauntings of a mean girl at school.  She is always at the other end of the phone whenever I need her.

 

For twenty years, there at home, until the day her girl was grown

Giving all her love to her was her life’s ambition

But now her baby’s movin’ on, and she’ll soon be missin’ her

These lyrics resonate with me just because of the way Mom has always pushed me to chase my dreams.  I picked up from everything I ever knew in life and moved  miles away, but I would not have been able to do any of it without her love and support.

She’s somebody’s hero

I hope you all have a wonderful Valentine’s Day.  Keep all those in your heart close, day to day, even if they’re miles away!  Realize you are loved.

As always bloggers, until next time, keep those ears entertained.

Musically,

Chelsea ♫

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Stand Up

Happy Monday Music Lovers,

I truly apologize for not posting a blog last week, but have you ever had one of those weeks where things are just crazy as ever?  However, no matter how crazy they were I loved every minute of every day because day by day dreams are coming true.  This week was tough for me to pick a song because so many lyrics were hitting so close to my heart. After deep thought, my song for Music Monday this week is Sugarland’s, “Stand Up,” written by Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush.  Sugarland’s newest album Incredible Machine has true talent flowing out of every song featured on the album.  This song is one of those songs where the lyrics become an anthem and you want to stand up and use your voice.

There’s a comfort

There’s healing

High above the pain and sorrow

Change is coming

Can you feel it?

Calling us into a new tomorrow


We all have days where pain and sorrow seem to consume us, and it is hard to see the brighter moments ahead.  Bad days are meant to teach us to appreciate the days where the sun is shining high and we are living every moment.  If life were always perfect, how would we develop our character?   One of my favorite quotes on character is by an anonymous author; “We have no right to ask when a sorrow comes, why did this happen to me?  Unless, we ask the same for every joy that comes our way.”

When the walls fall all around you

When your hope has turned to dust

Let the sound of love surround you

Beat like a heart in each of us

 

We have all had our heartbroken at some point in our lives.  Whether it be the first grade crush on Jimmy or the one who walked away when you thought they were everything to you. We all have walls built from that moment on to protect our hearts.  One thing we forget in those moments where it seems the world is ending, is how we have so many people in our lives who love us and will be there to help us pick the pieces back up.  This verse reminds me that at times our hope will be shattered, but it can be built back up by remembering all the love.

Won’t you stand up and use your voice?

This is the most powerful line throughout the whole song.  Each and every one of us has a voice and we choose whether or not to use the most powerful tool God gave us.  Reread the verse and just think about it for yourself.   I will leave you with your own thoughts.

As always bloggers, until next time, keep those ears entertained.

Musically,

Chelsea ♫

 

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