God Gave Me You

Lately, I haven't had the opportunity to listen to the radio, Spotify, iTunes, or whatever is the newest platform for listening to the latest hit. I've been "momming" it up. I love it. But I do miss my music time. You know moms; the time set aside in the car on your way to or from work before you had kids. It was your time. Listening to whatever your heart desired!

Thankfully, Steven brings home great songs from work, so I feel like I'm still in the cool kids group a little bit. Just a very little bit. After 7 months of pure mommy-hood, working part-time from home and trying to manage different aspects of the house (still reigning those suckers in) I asked for a "Me Day." Steven didn't flinch, asked when I wanted it to be, and how he could help.

So, today's the day! :)

I sit in Starbucks at a Barnes and Noble, typing like I used to back in college, although it's not late at night, scurrying to write a last minute paper I procrastinated on. Nope. I'm just sitting here with my Pumpkin Spice Latte, listening to some sort of Indie music playing in the Starbucks attached to the bookstore. I feel like I don't know what to do...so I you've got me....I blog. I've got my good writing pen, my magazines from the last 3 months I haven't touched, so much free time. Steven jokingly gave me a $20 we had and said, "Don't come back until It's completely gone!" haha I'm going to honor that request!

As I drove here this morning, it was strange to leave a bit because your whole life gets consumed in one little being. It's the most amazing thing, but I don't think anything can prepare you for the feelings or the re-purposing of your life across the board it takes, to revolve around a sole purpose; to take care of someone other than yourself. When you step away from that for a bit, it's like....ok, what did I do when I didn't have a baby? I know I haven't lost myself, just trying to figure out the complex role held by moms across the world.

So, to my blog title. In an effort to get in the spirit of the day, I turned on the radio and Dave Barnes' song, "God Gave Me You" came on. I know it's the "new, cool" song, but I hadn't heard it all the way through in one listen. I only caught the last chorus. The reason I love music. It elicits emotion. Things you weren't even thinking or feeling at the moment a song can be brought out  and it reminded me how great my husband is for just saying, "Go! Take the whole day if you want." It also made me realize how cool of a Savior we have. God just said, "Here you go, here's my son." I know, this is deep and outta nowhere for the aforementioned topics in this blog, but it gave clarity this morning, before my coffee, just how much God loves us and how much I have to be thankful for.

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"...God gave me you for the ups and downs
God gave me you for the days of doubt
For when I think I’ve lost my way
There are no words here left to say, it’s true
God gave me you
On my own I’m only
Half of what I could be
I can’t do without you..."
-Dave Barnes, God Gave Me You


As the holidays approach, think this morning....who did God give you, what do you have to be thankful for?


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