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 ♫

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 ♫

 

My Wish

Happy Music Monday,

This past week was amazing as I realize many of my dreams and wishes are unfolding before my very eyes.  I am still in awe of last week because dreams do come true.  Each day leaves me more excited for the future. It was tough picking a song this week because I had two in mind, which were really displaying a connection.  However, I feel I had a Godwink when I heard a certain song play. My song of the week is “My Wish,” written by Jeffery Steele and Steve Robson performed byRascal Flatts and it is picked in dedication to my one true hero, My Mom.  We all of heroes who fit this song perfectly, who is your hero in your life?  Take time to thank them, it will mean the world to them :).

I remember when I first started out on my path of achieving my dreams in my sophomore year of college.  The first step to my journey was moving to Nashville, which I have successfully done and I can’t be any happier about the move.  When I started talking about it, Mom didn’t discourage me or tell me it was crazy. She helped me find my path here.  The line “The moments pass slow and each road leads you where you want to go,” was the first instant draw.  All too many times in this fast paced world, we forget to truly live in a moment that has impacted our lives.  For instance, when I first moved here, I was so caught up in learning different roads, different places to visit, etc, that I forgot to look back and know I was on the right road to my life.  Finally, now I have settled in more. I am taking the time to truly appreciate the fact of    Dream 1: Moving to Nashville has come true.

“If it’s cold outside, show the world the warmth of your smile,” I am sure Mom has a bit of a biased opinion here, but she has always told me, no matter how down you are feeling or how rough it can be at any given time, smile with that beautiful smile.  How true is the fact if you saw two beautiful young women in a coffee shop, one with a sad look in her eyes as she stirs the coffee and a frown upon her face, and the other with a smile as she looks out the window admiring the beauty all around, wouldn’t you be more willing to approach the one with the smile?  A beautiful smile is the first thing that attracts me to anybody because that person just seems warmer and appreciative of the world around them.

The beginning of the chorus is what sealed the deal in my pick of the song, “My wish for you is that this life becomes all that you want it to.”  Every parent who truly loves their children wants them to live their life to the fullest.  As I get wiser in my years, I understand just how true that is because I have seen nothing more out of my parents than them wanting to make us happy, and teaching us that if you want something you have to work for it. If you work for your dream, when you achieve accomplishments with diligence, it means so much. For my parents, when their children are happy, they are happy because children are their life forever. Our success is their joy.

This blog was more personal this time because the holidays are coming up and they always bring out my sentimental side. I am also 800 miles away from home for Thanksgiving. This is one of the years where I have grown as a person and I am coming to understand just how truly blessed I have been and always will be with the Mom I have.  Love you Mom, your baby girl is doing good :).

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

Musically,

Chelsea ♫

 

 

Don’t Forget To Remember Me

Happy Music Monday,

I have embarked on a new chapter in my life as of this weekend and this new beginning has brought about my latest installment on the blog.  Every week I am going to pick a song of the week.  I am going to base my decision on three things:  1.) The lyrics of the song, 2.) How it is currently relating to my life, 3.) The universal message, which I feel is portrayed in the lyrics.

My pick for this week, Carrie Underwood’s, “Don’t Forget To Remember Me,” written by Morgan Hayes, Kelley Lovelace, and Ashley Gorley featured on her debut album Some Hearts. The lyrics of “Don’t Forget To Remember Me,” are resonating very strongly during this time because of where I am at in my life.  I have recently embarked on the chapter of my life and the song just describes everything perfectly.  Just as Carrie Underwood and her Mom have a best friend relationship, my Mom and I share the same relationship.

“Before you hit the highway, you better stop for gas.  And there’s a 50 in the ashtray, in case you run short on cash,” these few words right from the beginning of the song reminded me of my Mom because it is exactly what she does to watch out for her baby girl.  I sometimes have managed to sneak the money back in Mama’s purse because I am just like her in terms of caring for my family above all else.

As I listen the song while writing there is another line, which touches my heart deeply, “And make sure you tell Daddy that I’m still his little girl.  Yeah I still feel like I’m where I’m supposed to be.”  Daddy and I have a relationship where I know he is proud even when he doesn’t say anything.  Sometimes he may question where I am because I am going against all odds, but I know there is a reason for me being where I am today.

There is a deep message connecting fans of the song through the story of a young individual just starting out in life.  It is from Underwood’s perspective as a young female, but I thing men can relate as well.  We all begin somewhere in our lives.  We all say bye to our respective parents to begin our own lives.  Mama looks out for her babies and Daddy keeps tough, as he wants you to know he is proud, but will question the decisions made.

Keep those ears entertained bloggers.

Musically,

Chelsea  ♫

 

*The lyrics to “Don’t Forget To Remember Me,” were accessed from Carrie Underwoods album Some Hearts

 

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