Monday, February 09, 2009

130 Songs

Over the holidays the kids and I were given not one, not two, not three but seven music mixes from four different folks.

One is from a mom whose son is a classmate of the boys. She often hands me a CD with nothing on it and tells me to listen. This particular CD was full of off-beat holiday tunes including The Waitresses' Merry Christmas. That was the favorite Christmas song of the under 9 set. And is still being played in February.

Another came as a surprise from a dear blogging buddy. I was feeling the spirit.

The kids each got their own CD from that friend who is just about as perfect as a friend can be. One guy got a set of songs based on a long-ago college radio show that this friend and I hosted. Another friend got a set of retro rock songs based on his love of all things Elvis. And little lady got one titled "Living Room Dance Party" which included New Edition's Candy Girl.

The remaining two CDs came as surprises from my beloved Ambassador. Entitled "Allison Darling" and "Allison Darling II" - their mere existence made me weepy.

The song selection made me teary.

Now that this is little lady's all time favorite, and she asks me to lift her up during the song so she can fly, I outright sob.

As Elphaba, the Green Witch, sings in Defying Gravity from Wicked:

As someone told me lately:
"Ev'ryone deserves the chance to fly!"
And if I'm flying solo
At least I'm flying free
To those who'd ground me
Take a message back from me
Tell them how I am
Defying gravity

Oh how I hope no one brings my daughter down. Ever. Thank you dear friend for giving my daughter and me this song to share. And that it comes from you makes it all the more special.

And thank you to everyone who ever shares a song with me or my family. Your gift of music makes us richer.

Music Monday at Soccer Mom in Denial

Were you given a song that made you cry? Please join in Music Monday. Just remember if you plan to use little Mr. Linky below, write a post about music and link back to me.

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Heather said...

What a lovely message for our children. Thanks for that.

Ambassador said...

OK - had to come back hours later to leave a comment, 'cause I was bawling after reading the post and watching the video...

I love that she loves that song - I have been hearing more of it, as one of the schools is using One Fine Day/Defying Gravity for their field routine...more on that later.

Thanks for the post - I really needed that today. HUGE HUGS!!

Ambassador said...

A - I tried to get a good video of "For Good" to post as my Monday Music, but it's mostly crappy copies out there.

I think of you every time I hear "For Good"...and know that I have been changed for good.

Loves - K

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

Running... I'll be back to read later!

Flower Child said...

sorry to be so lame on this - busy at work and just overall lame. I need more music in my life, thanks for reminding me and providing suggestions!